Trey Gowdy drew a hard line between journalists and Congress

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President Trump accused former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 election cycle, and reactions to the claim have naturally been split along party lines.

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The accusation has only added to the drama between the media and politicians.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) appeared on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Monday morning to comment on the reporting around Trump’s accusation.

RELATED: George Stephanopolous and a member of President Trump’s administration battled it out over wiretapping claims

There, Gowdy made a bold claim about journalists when he criticized the use of anonymous sources:

“I think Congress is much better equipped to do investigations than journalists are. We can’t rely on anonymous sources. We can’t rely on leaked information, classified information which in and of itself is a crime.”

Gowdy said that writing a news piece is “a lot easier” than conducting an investigation, as one could not examine or cross-examine an anonymous source.

When asked, Gowdy said that he did not see evidence of surveillance at Trump Tower by the previous administration, nor did he see evidence of collusion between the members of the Trump administration and Russia.

(H/T: The Daily Caller)

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