President Donald Trump making U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) Trey Gowdy the most powerful man on Capitol Hill is fake news. There is no truth to a report that Gowdy was just given the highest level of security clearance by Trump. Where did this fake news originate?
The Last Line of Defense published the fake news article on Nov. 22, 2017, reporting that Trump gave Gowdy a high level of security clearance. You can read the fake news below.
One of the most difficult parts of Trey Gowdy’s job as congressional inquisitor is security clearance. When investigating people who held titles like “Secretary of State” and “Special Aide to the President” or even “President,” Gowdy runs into the issue of security clearance all the time.
“It’s a matter of national security” has become a term Mr. Gowdy hears far too often. It is the single-best excuse Hillary Clinton and her lawyers have been able to come up with when they don’t have an actual answer to his questions.
President Trump has just removed that blockade. By executive order, Trey Gowdy has been given the highest security clearance possible. He could now sit in on presidential intel briefings if he felt he needed to.
The first thing Gowdy did with his newfound ability to investigate is to re-open the Benghazi case. There was a 6-hour window that Clinton never answered for because she said she was in meetings with the president and joint chiefs that were highly classified. Gowdy will begin his investigation by revisiting those discussions and finding out exactly why four men were left to die.
However, there is no truth to the above story. Here is the list of executive orders by Trump and none of them mention giving Gowdy the highest level of security clearance.
Gowdy along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, announced that they are opening an investigation into how the Justice Department handled its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while at the State Department.
“Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales,” the two chairmen said in a statement. “Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status. The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight.”
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
About time ! https://t.co/dVilppPwF9
— Joe Pryzlucki (@JoeXpressauto) November 23, 2017
— TRUMP USA News 24/7 (@24News_USA) November 22, 2017
President Trump Just Made Trey Gowdy The Most Powerful Man On Capitol Hill https://t.co/EOxIa5OgsK
— Liliane Hoffman (@markslily11) November 23, 2017
President Trump Just Made Trey Gowdy The Most Powerful Man On Capitol Hill: https://t.co/jGfC9BjhLK
— Brenda Randall (@brandalla69) November 23, 2017
Finally, The Last Line of Defense carries the following disclaimer on its website:
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In other words, if you believe this crap you’re a real dumbass.
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