Gowdy said the problem wasn't necessarily that there had been any wrongdoing in that case but that Sessions hadn't said before he became attorney general that he felt he couldn't take part in the matter.
He added that he believes Trump should have been informed about the investigation into his campaign during the election, but admitted it's a "judgment call", with credible reasons behind the decision not to inform then-candidate Trump.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., a fierce Trump critic, tweeted: "Thank you Trey Gowdy for speaking the truth".
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The Times' report Tuesday also described Sessions as a "key witness" in the probe into whether Trump had attempted to obstruct justice. "I think the Federal Bureau of Investigation, if they were at the table this morning, would tell you Russian Federation was the target" and "the fact that two people loosely connected with the Trump campaign may have been involved doesn't diminish that Russian Federation was the target and not the campaign". The CNN host explained that the FBI's goal was to run down a claim made by former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who had bragged to an Australian diplomat about Russia's possession of dirt on Hillary Clinton. Sessions, a top Trump campaign surrogate, announced the decision in March 2017 after it was revealed that he had contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA during the 2016 election. Prosecutors filed a similar motion last week in the case of George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign aide who pleaded guilty past year to lying to investigators. "Can you imagine?" But Gowdy Wednesday said that based on the information he was provided the true target of the FBI's investigative efforts was Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses while speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Department of Justice's budget on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington. After their meeting, Mr. Rosenstein gave Mr. McCabe a copy of a draft firing letter that Mr. Trump had written, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The same day, Trump's lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani said the president will not agree to an interview with the special counsel until prosecutors allow the president's legal team to review documents related to the FBI's use of the source. What he inherited from the FBI under Comey was a counterintelligence investigation, focused on the work of Russia's spy services and their outreach to Americans.
And the scope of the special counsel's investigation may include whether Trump broke the law in trying to frustrate the Russian Federation investigation - by asking Comey to lay off, by reportedly asking other intelligence bosses how to get Comey off the case, by firing Comey or by leaning on Sessions.