Liz Cheney: FBI Agents Investigating Trump “May well be treason.”
On Sunday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and told Martha Raddatz that statements by FBI agents investigating President Trump sounded “an awful lot like a coup, and it could well be treason.”
This is all in response to President Trump giving Attorney General William Barr power to declassify intelligence as part of his review into how the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and surveillance of the Trump campaign.
Cheney believes that was really crucial in the conversations between Peter Strzok and Lisa Paige, who were in charge of launching the investigation. According to Cheney, they said things like, “we must stop this president, we need an insurance policy against this president,”
“Think about the fact that we had people that are at the highest levels of our law enforcement in this nation saying that they were going to stop a duly elected president of the United States, saying they needed an insurance policy against him,” Cheney said.
“That is something that simply cannot happen. We have to have confidence in our law enforcement, and the attorney general has got to get to the bottom of what happened, how it was that those people were allowed to misuse and abuse their power that way,” she added.
In a separate interview, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration is fully aware of high-level corruption in the FBI ahead of Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the Russia investigation origins.
“We already know that there was an outrageous amount of corruption that took place at the F.B.I. They leaked information. They lied. They were specifically working trying to take down the president, trying to hurt the president,” Sanders said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
“We’ll leave the final call up to the attorney general and he’ll get to the bottom of it. But we think Americans deserve the truth. The president’s asked for that. And we should expect nothing less.”