Republican Rep Rips James Comey For 'Water-Downed' Hillary Probe

Rep. Trey Gowdy doesn't mince words.

And he didn't on Tuesday, when he ripped former FBI Director James Comey in a fierce opening statement at a House Oversight Committee hearing.

The former federal prosecutor laid into Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email case, in which the former Secretary of State was cleared by the FBI. He called Comey's probe "watered down" and said the former director had acted as judge and jury — and a few other posts, as well.

"We see Jim Comey and Jim Comey alone deciding which DOJ policies to follow and which to ignore," he said.

“Instead, he appointed himself FBI director, attorney general, special counsel, lead investigator and the general arbiter of what is good and right in the world according to him,” Gowdy said.

Gowdy (R-SC) also said a recent inspector general's report shows that several FBI agents made the Clinton probe pointless.

“These exact same FBI agents and attorney prejudged the outcome of the Russia investigation before it even began,” Gowdy said.

"If prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it ends and prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it begins is not evidence of outcome determinative bias, for the life of me I don't know what would be. That is textbook bias," he said.

Watch the whole opening statement below:

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