New Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy won’t launch own investigation into Russian meddling


New Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy won’t launch own investigation into Russian meddling

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Friday he doesn’t plan to probe Russia’s interference in the 2016 election or look into whether President Trump obstructed justice.
Numerous congressional committees are already investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department to oversee a probe into these issues.
But Gowdy told reporters Friday it’s unlikely the Oversight Committee will join their ranks, in part to keep from infringing on Mueller’s work, and also because an investigation into Russian interference falls within the jurisdictions …

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