Gowdy to Mueller: ‘Let’s Hurry the Hell Up; Benghazi Only Took 60 Months’

Gowdy: ‘Guess I’ll just wait forever’

House Government Oversight Committee Chair Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) blasted Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for the length of Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russians.

Gowdy, a former prosecutor who oversaw the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s responsibility for the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, said Mueller has had 13 months and only come out with five guilty pleas and 18 indictments.

“Are we just supposed to wait while this investigation strings us along, damaging the country?” Gowdy said to Rosenstein when he appeared before the House Judiciary Committee last week.

Gowdy pointed out that the Benghazi investigation took 60 months and led to no indictments. “It’s not like we don’t know how long these investigations should take,” he said. “We know.”

The independent counsel investigation into an investment deal by the Clintons, known as Whitewater, took 85 months. The Iran-Contra investigation during the Reagan presidency took 84 months. An investigation into former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Sam Pierce during Reagan’s term took 108 months.

“Let’s hurry the hell up,” Gowdy said. “Thirteen months into this already? What’s next, 14 months? We need a damn good reason to keep dawdling on this while real people are getting hit with real indictments. We need to wrap this up real quick.”

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