Trey Gowdy Responds to FBI Charges

February 3, 2019

Fox News contributor and former congressman Trey Gowdy responded Thursday to the question of whether the FBI used excessive force in the arrest of President Trump’s confidant Roger Stone.

While stopping short of overt criticism, Gowdy explained the raid would have been organized by the FBI itself rather than by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, and said FBI Director Christopher Wray should be “asked why the bureau thought that amount of force was necessary.”

The “force” in question involved more than two dozen agents armed with military-style equipment to conduct a pre-dawn raid on Stone’s quiet Ft. Lauderdale home.

Stone, who pled innocent to seven nonviolent process crimes connected with the Russia collusion probe, has condemned the raid as an abuse of power.

“To storm my house with greater force than was used to take down bin laden or El Chapo or Pablo Escobar, it’s unconscionable.”

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