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Louie Gohmert accuses FBI Director Wray of a Hillary Clinton emails cover-up

By Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner

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Washington, May 8, 2019 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert accused FBI Director Christopher Wray of a pro-Hillary Clinton cover-up on Wednesday.

The Texas Republican said members of the Justice Department and FBI were "abusing their powers" to create a case against President Trump during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for full access to special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Gohmert argued the Democrat-led panel has done nothing to address the "attempted coup," and then turned his sights on Wray.

"It comes in and decides we are going to go after the attorney general who is trying to clean up the mess," Gohmert said. "Christopher Wray sure hasn't. Instead of asking from the Intel community, 'Let us see the 100% certain proof you have that Hillary Clinton's personal server was hacked by China,' no, he covers it up and we still haven't seen it. They haven't asked to see it."

The Daily Caller reported last fall that a Chinese company succeeded in having Clinton's unauthorized, private email server that she used during her time as secretary of state. The FBI responded by saying there was no evidence that Clinton's private server was hacked.

Wray has led the FBI since August, confirmed months after Trump fired then- Director James Comey. He testified to a budget panel on Tuesday, and was asked both about the Trump-Russia and Clinton emails investigations. He said the FBI has no evidence to show that illegal "spying" occurred on the Trump campaign.

Gohmert, a staunch supporter of the president, accused the Democratic-majority of the committee of playing politics with its contempt resolution.

"There is a disaster that has occurred in our justice system and this committee has oversight responsibilities and we are abusing those. This motion for contempt is not being done in good faith," he said.

As the hearing took place, the White House asserted executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report.

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