Former Rep. Gowdy Has 'Low Expectations' That Mueller Report Will Change Minds

By Susan Jones | April 17, 2019 | 11:10am EDT
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), now retired from Congress. (Photo: Screen capture)

( - Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), one of those who investigated the FBI's Trump-Russia probe, said he has "low expectations" for the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday.

"It's going to do nothing except further entrench people as to where they are today with their positions," he told Fox News on Wednesday.

Gowdy, a former prosecutor, said he's spent a lot of time in courtrooms, with impartial juries and fair judges.

"You don't have any of that in this fact pattern. I'll bet you can't find a single person tomorrow that will tell you his or her opinion has changed on President Trump or on the House Democrats. This is going to be an evidentiary summary without a verdict.

"So -- I never had a trial where there wasn't evidence on both sides," Gowdy continued. "But at some point, someone has to say the more credible evidence is on this side. And that has to be a jury that hasn't already made up its mind. Who in this country has not already made up its mind? I can't find anyone. So tomorrow's going to do nothing except validate whatever your previously held conviction is, which is why I'm not a fan of releasing the report."

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