Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina was a guest on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning and was asked about Ivanka Trump’s reported use of a private email account to send emails to White House aides.
He emphasized the difference between divulging classified information (which is a crime, according to Gowdy) and using a private email account to conduct public business (which he says is against regulations but not a crime).
On @FaceTheNation, Rep. Trey Gowdy suggests Ivanka Trump shouldn't be prosecuted for using personal email for government business: "Divulging of classified information is a crime. Using personal email is not a crime" https://t.co/M9mkDf4RLx pic.twitter.com/ygjpHDzEPE
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 25, 2018
— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) November 25, 2018
The Left, of course, immediately cried foul at Gowdy, accusing him of hypocrisy in how he is dealing with Trump vs. how he dealt with Hillary Clinton’s email probe.
But… Hillary is a criminal right? Same infraction https://t.co/YvhSv02hoM
— Cass Decosta (@mompreneurnyc) November 25, 2018
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) November 25, 2018
Stone-cold shameless hypocrisy. Bunch of bastards! https://t.co/HjLjtnYA5A
— Mike Scott (@MickPuck) November 25, 2018
New GOP slogan: Don’t lock her up. https://t.co/05Yj2nFi5S
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) November 25, 2018
Gowdy says he has talked to Ivanka Trump’s attorney and requested more information earlier in the week about her email use and specifically whether any emails contained classified information.
Breaking: Oversight Chmn & Republican Trey Gowdy sent letter to WH Chief of Staff Kelly asking for more info about Ivanka Trump’s personal email use, seeking responses by Dec 5. One question he asks is “whether the emails in question contained sensitive or classified information”
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 20, 2018
The scrutiny around Clinton surrounded her use and distribution of classified information as Secretary of State and what information is/was on her server about the September night four Americans died in Benghazi, Lybia.
Gowdy also pointed out: “(House Republicans) have done more in the last week than some of my House Democratic colleagues did the entire time we were looking into Benghazi.”