“I don’t know what Mueller was supposed to do other than what he did,” Gowdy said, adding the referral was made because Mueller’s team “came in contact with potential criminality.”

“How this is Mueller’s fault just defies logic to me,” Gowdy said, and cautioned the White House against agreeing to a reported plan from former aide Steve Bannon on how to discredit the ongoing federal probe.

“I don’t know who in the hell would take advice from Steve Bannon,” Gowdy said.