Gowdy Points Out 'Most Damning' Part of IG Report, Tells Comey 'Don't Write Any More Books About Ethics'

House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chair Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. listens to the testimony of Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz during the committee’s hearing on’Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election’, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Former Chair of the House Intel Committee Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox with Martha MacCallum on Wednesday night.

He let former FBI Director James Comey, who had been claiming “vindication” from the IG report, have it.

From Fox News:

“I don’t know what report Comey read. This is the third IG report that has found his conduct to be substandard … if he wants to take a victory lap because he’s not indicted, more power to him,” Gowdy said before addressing Comey directly: “Don’t write any more books on ethics… Don’t tell me what the ethical standard is if you think this report vindicates you.”

He also pointed out what was the “most damning” part of the report to him. That was that an FBI lawyer had altered email from a CIA liaison on Page to change the fact that Page had been a CIA source to say that he wasn’t a source, according to the report. The lawyer then allegedly used that email to apply to the FISA court to get another renewal of the warrant on Page.

“I mean, keep in mind, a counterintelligence investigation is because you think Carter Page is working on behalf of Russia. The reality is Carter Page, who is working on behalf of the United States of America and you changed it from … he is a [CIA] source [to] he’s not a source, which is a manifestly unfair thing to do to Carter Page,” Gowdy said. “So, when Horowitz says there was no bias in the inception … There was a lot of bias from every point thereafter, including an FBI lawyer manufacturing evidence to get a surveillance warrant against an American citizen.”

“If you’re changing e-mails, manufacturing, altering evidence — which is a crime — because you want to get it … ,” Gowdy said. “Not only do you not have any business being an FBI agent or law enforcement, you probably ought to be wearing an orange jumpsuit.”

Gowdy also pointed a finger at former CIA director John Brennan for not intervening on Page’s behalf when he obviously should have known of Page’s history helping the CIA and stood up for the fact that Page “actually is working for the country as opposed to against the country.”