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Dec 20, 2017 4 tweets 3 min read
Trey Gowdy, who led the Benghazi show trial, is now probing FBI's alleged pro-Hillary Clinton bias. Gowdy is targeting FBI Dep Dir Andrew McCabe & FBI counsel Lisa Page, who are both deeply experienced in Eastern European organized crime cases.
#Maddow newsweek.com/gop-chairmen-d…
^ Andrew McCabe was the FBI supervisory special agent of the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force, New York Division. Any surprise that Trump is pushing Grassley, Gowdy, and Sessions to fire him?
#Maddow
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^ @RepAdamSchiff : "What we're seeing in our committee is an effort to attack the DOJ, the FBI, & Bob Mueller to undermine the investigations & these institutions out of fear of what they’ll find & try to discredit them in advance." #ComplicitGOP #Maddow

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