Now that Donald Trump is President-elect, he must appoint his cabinet.
And one of the plum posts is Attorney General.
But did Trump already tip his hand as to who he is considering?
Last summer, Trump retweeted a supporter who encouraged him to pick South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy as his Attorney General.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2015
Gowdy chaired the Benghazi Select Committee that uncovered Hillary’s illegal private email server.
His work led to the investigation that – while it did not yet result in charges – severely damaged her campaign.
President-elect Trump also said Hillary should have been charged with a crime for her conduct, but only escaped because the system was rigged.
At the second presidential debate, he declared Hillary should have been in prison.
Fox reports that during the debate he pledged to instruct his Attorney General to investigate Clinton:
“I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. People have been, their lives have been destroyed for doing one-fifth of what you’ve done, and it’s a disgrace, and honestly, you ought to be ashamed.”
Gowdy has an impeccable track record of investigating Clinton.
Going back to the 1990s, of all the Republicans who dug into Hillary Clinton’s scandals, Gowdy was the only one who produced results that stuck.
The email server was clearly a drain on Clinton, as one poll showed only 11% of voters believed she was honest and trustworthy.
Her scandals also dampened enthusiasm among key Democratic constituencies such as Millennials.
Lower Millennial turnout cost her the crucial state of North Carolina.
Currently, President-elect Trump’s cabinet is a mystery.
Names such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani have been raised to fill the position.
Conservatives have questions about Giuliani due to his stances on guns, abortion and homosexual marriage.
But Gowdy would clearly excite the base.
And naming him would mean any investigation into Clinton would be conducted on the level, and that the inquiry would follow the facts to a just conclusion.
Do you believe President-elect Trump should nominate Trey Gowdy to be his Attorney General?
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