GOWDY: Well, actually, the investigation is not just beginning. We’ve been trying for a long time to get the Department of Justice to give us access to this information, and frankly it took the speaker of the House this week to tell the department that we’re not going away. You know, Chris, people don’t like it when I say this, but it’s actually true — it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between the Obama Department of Justice and the current Department of Justice in terms of transparency and their willingness to share information with Congress.
This is a really simple request. Did you rely on the dossier? And if so, did you vet it before you relied upon it? You can answer that in 30 seconds. But it’s taken three months for the Department of Justice, and only recently have they agreed to give us the information.