Outgoing Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) strongly implied to Fox News host Martha MacCallum Tuesday evening that Clinton confidant, Sidney Blumenthal, was a source for Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier.
Trey Gowdy just heavily implied that Sydney Blumenthal was a source for Christopher Steele's oppo dossier on Fox News: pic.twitter.com/cp1ztcEsB6
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) February 7, 2018
Partial transcript via POLITICO:
During an interview on Fox News, Gowdy was asked by Fox News’ Martha MacCallum about whether “weeks before the election, somebody in the Obama State Department was feeding information from a foreign source to Christopher Steele.”
“When you hear who the source, one of the sources of that information is, you’re going to think, oh, my gosh, I’ve heard that name somewhere before. Where could it possibly have been,” Gowdy replied.
When asked whether it was a foreign source, the South Carolina Republican said it was domestic.
“I’m trying to think of how Secretary Clinton defined him. I think she said he was an old friend who emailed her from time to time,” Gowdy said.
When asked whether it was Blumenthal, Gowdy said: “That would be really warm. You’re warm.”
In a letter released Monday, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested Clinton contacts fed information to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele. “Another connection to the second dossier, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter, is close friend and advisor to Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal,” reported Sara Carter.
Carter previously reported Blumenthal was grilled by the FBI in 2016 in connection to the Steele dossier.
Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the discredited Steele dossier, is still investigating alleged ties between President Trump and Russia, Carter reported last month.