Trey Gowdy warns President Trump against declaring he’s vindicated; he’s underestimating Mueller probe

Rep. Trey Gowdy shared some cautionary advice with President Trump on declaring he is vindicated following the release of a House Intelligence Committee report.

The South Carolina Republican did defend the the GOP report that found “no evidence” of collusion between Russia and members of Trump’s campaign, but warned that Trump should not tout the findings as final until special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation.

Trump slammed Democrats and the collusion “hoax” in a tweet last week citing the heavily redacted report.

“The best we can do is say what we learned,” Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said of the report in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

“I can’t say what’s in the universe of witnesses we have not talked to. And I have always maintained I am awaiting the Mueller investigation,” he said. “They get to use a grand jury. They have investigative tools that we don’t have. Executive branch investigations are just better than congressional ones. So we found no evidence of collusion whether or not it exists or not, I can’t speak to because I haven’t interviewed the full panoply of witnesses.”

Gowdy saw fired FBI Director James Comey’s assessment of the report as a “wreck” as unfair.

“I have more confidence in executive branch investigations than I do congressional,” he told CBS News’ Margaret Brennan. “I wouldn’t say it’s a wreck. The witnesses we talked to — no one said that they had any evidence of collusion. And I participated in almost every one of those interviews and I’m the one who asked the questions. So from the standpoint of where these matters are best investigated, I don’t think it’s in Congress right now for myriad reasons.”

Gowdy also criticized Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, for never having any specific evidence of collusion.

“When you start with a conclusion, which Adam Schiff did in March of 2017, you have evidence of collusion and then you never ever share it with anyone,” Gowdy said. “That investigation is not likely to turn out well.”

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