Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sarcastically suggested that people in the Trump administration seem to have amnesia when it comes to their interactions with Russia-linked operatives.
“If you had a contact with Russia, tell the special counsel about it,” Gowdy said. “Don’t wait until the New York Times figures it out!”
He made the comments Tuesday in light of the latest Kremlin-related firestorm engulfing Trump’s inner circle.
A June 2016 email exchange between Donald Trump Jr. and a publicist who set up a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russia-linked attorney claiming to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton has placed President Donald Trump’s eldest son in the hot seat this week.
Gowdy urged Trump associates to try to get ahead any further bombshells that could possibly disrupt the White House, Politico reported on Tuesday.
“Someone needs to get everyone in a room and say, from the time you saw Dr. Zhivago until the moment you drank vodka with a guy named Boris, you list every single contact with Russia,” the South Carolina Republican quipped.
Gowdy bemoaned the way the Russia investigation seems to hinder their ability to govern.
“I don’t want to talk about it at all,” Gowdy said. “You’re not here to ask me about infrastructure or tax reform or anything about that.”