Trey Gowdy: Memo Has No Impact On Russia Probe

The Hill reports:

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said during an interview airing Sunday that the previously classified memo alleging abuse of government surveillance powers by the Justice Department has no impact on the ongoing Russia probe.

During an interview on CBS “Face The Nation,” Gowdy — the chairman of the House Oversight Committee — was asked about the recent comments of President Trump, who claimed the memo “totally vindicates” him in the Russia probe.

“I’m sure the president is frustrated. You know, [Rep.] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] prejudged the investigation before we interviewed the first witness,” Gowdy said during the interview. “So I’m sure that that instructs some of what he said. I actually don’t think it is has any impact on the Russia probe for this reason.”