Former Rep. Trey Gowdy said Friday he doubts James Comey will be indicted as a result of an inspector general’s investigation into possible FISA abuse while he was FBI director.
“Do you believe James Comey will face prosecution. Yes or no?” Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked Gowdy.
“No, I don’t,” said Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who retired from Congress in January.
“He’s not going to be indicted. So if that’s what people expect, they’re going to be disappointed. I’d rather set reasonable expectations,” the Republican added.
Gowdy’s comments are sure to disappoint conservative Trump supporters who have called for mass prosecutions of FBI officials who took part in the bureau’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Fox News personality Sean Hannity has led the call for prosecutions, pressing guests on his show each night to agree that Comey and other FBI leaders will face legal jeopardy for relying on the unverified Steele dossier to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, against Trump aide Carter Page. (RELATED: IG Report Says Comey Violated FBI Policy)