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Watch Ex-DHS Chief Destroy Trey Gowdy’s Attempt To Blame Democrats For Russian Hack

During a House Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) tried to corner Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson into a trap by asking a partisan “leading question” that suggested Democrats were to be blamed for Russia’s hacking of the U.S. election. It didn’t go very well.

It turns out, Gowdy ended up being humiliated by the former DHS official.

“I don’t want to beat a dead horse,” Gowdy told Johnson at the hearing. “The DNC never turned the [hacked] server over to law enforcement.”

“They weren’t going to give you the server,” he continued. “So, if you’re investigating from a law enforcement standpoint the hacking by a foreign hostile government, wouldn’t you want the server? Wouldn’t that help you — number one — identify who the attacker was? If memory serves me, this was early in the summer of 2016 when we learned of the DNC hacks.”

“So, if they had turned the server over to either you or then-FBI Director James Comey, maybe we would have known more. And maybe there would have been more for you to report.”

After his short partisan speech, Gowdy finally got around to his question.

“Why would the victim of a crime not turn over a server to an intelligence community or to law enforcement?” he said.

But Johson didn’t take the bait.

“I’m not going to argue with you, sir,” Johnson replied, deflating Gowdy’s loaded question. “That was a leading question. And I’ll not agree to be led.”

Watch the exchange in the video below from C-SPAN.

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