“Why don’t I trust this pencil headed POS? Oh, right, he’s the guy who always talked big, but never delivered…Watch your back Mr. President”
Closed-door hearings are preferable to public spectacles and can be a positive thing, so long as they aren’t compromised by selective leaking, former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said Sunday.
Gowdy, who is joining President Trump’s legal team, appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” to discuss the impeachment probe and was asked if he still believed private hearings were preferable to public hearings.
Host Margaret Brennan mentioned comments Gowdy made in April 2018 about private hearings being less like a “circus,” and asked if he still stood by those sentiments.
“100 percent,” Gowdy replied. “You can’t pick and choose which aspects of due process you’re going to use. It’s not just the privacy. The reason we respect executive-branch investigations isn’t because they’re behind closed doors, it’s because there are no leaks.”