Former GOP Representative Trey Gowdy has told Fox News that he would like to see the release of an FBI transcript that contains exculpatory information.
The transcript contains information on the Trump-Russia investigation, specifically between former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopolous and FBI informant Stefan Halper.
Gowdy also claimed that there are more transcripts that should be released regarding the tactics and information gathered during the investigation.
According to The Daily Caller:
Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy urged the release of FBI transcripts Sunday that he indicated were taken from conversations a bureau informant had during the 2016 presidential campaign with former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos.
“The one you referenced is a single transcript. There are going to be others,” Gowdy said in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
Bartiromo asked Gowdy about his past comments regarding an FBI transcript he said has exculpatory information related to the bureau’s investigation of the Trump campaign.
Gowdy told Bartiromo on June 23 that the transcript “changed my perspective” on the Trump-Russia investigation. The retired Republican lawmaker viewed the classified transcript when he served on the House Intelligence Committee.
The investigation conducted by Robert Mueller found that neither Papadopolous or anyone else connected to the campaign colluded with the Russians to hack or release the DNC emails.
Gowdy stated that the documents do not contain sensitive information and should be released.
In order to be released President Trump or Attorney General Barr would have to declassify them.