[VIDEO] Florida Rep. Francis Rooney was in an interview with MSNBC host Hallie Jackson talking about the FBI and the DOJ needing a purge. Just the mention of the word purge took a moment then Ms. Jackson seemed to grab that word and leap on it with real sanctimonious vigor.
Do you think that the integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice is in real jeopardy at the present time? The Congressman obviously thinks so. He knows that the agency needs to take some drastic measures to redeem itself.
As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday called for a “purge” of what he said are “deep state” elements within the FBI and Justice Department.
“I’m very concerned that the DOJ and the FBI, whether you call it deep state or what, are off the rails,” Florida Rep. Francis Rooney said in an contentious interview with MSNBC host Hallie Jackson.
Rooney expressed concern over what he said was evidence of anti-Trump bias within the law enforcement agencies. He cited the recent scandal involving anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages sent by Peter Strzok, an FBI agent who led both the Russia investigation and the Clinton email probe.
Rooney also pointed to the recent demotion of Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official who met last year with Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Trump dossier. Ohr also met after the election with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm that commissioned the dossier.
Jackson, the MSNBC host, was clearly agitated by Rooney’s remarks.
“Congressman, you just called the FBI and the DOJ off the rails. Something that you’re okay with talking about here? How does that not sort of undermine the …….
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