Early in Donald Trump’s presidency, someone in his White House exposed details of then-national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn’s telephone calls with Russia’s envoy to the U.S. Many thought that this had been a holdover from Barack Obama’s White House, or even the ex-president himself.
On Tuesday night, South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to state that whoever exposed the phone call content had violated the law.
“That’s the criminal dissemination of classified material,” Gowdy stated, according to Fox News. “[House intelligence committee] Chairman [Devin] Nunes’ point is, I want to know whether or not other people have been unmasked, even though you don’t know about it publicly yet.”
“I think both of them are of national interest,” Gowdy said to Carlson. “One seems to be a criminal offense, so I was a bit stunned and a tiny bit disappointed that [Comey] can’t at least share it with us, ‘We are looking into the criminal dissemination of classified records.’”
“So, if there were evidentiary reasons for that, it’s quite simple to lay that out,” Gowdy stated. “There’s a paper trail.”