Top Fox News analyst goes off in wild segment about Russia, calls the FBI America’s ‘secret police’ and like ‘the old KGB’
Fox News analyst Gregg Jarrett went off on the FBI.
Conservatives in the media have increasingly criticized the agency as its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election ramps up.
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett went off on the FBI in a tirade about Hillary Clinton, Russia, and Paul Manafort.
In a segment on “Hannity” on Wednesday, Jarrett blasted the agency over special counselor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“We now know that the Mueller investigation is illegitimate and corrupt,” he said. “And Mueller has been using the FBI as a political weapon. And the FBI has become America’s secret police. Secret surveillance, wiretapping, intimidation, harassment and threats. It’s like the old KGB that comes for you in the dark of the night banging through your door.”
Host Sean Hannity assured viewers that Jarrett’s claims were “not hyperbole,” pointing out that the FBI raided the home of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as part of its investigation. Manafort was charged in October with conspiracy against the US.
“It can happen to all of us, absolutely,” Jarrett said. “The FBI is a shadow government now.”
Jarrett explained that the FBI was compromised because of its failure to prosecute Clinton and her aides over her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. Last year, then-FBI Director James Comey recommended no charges be brought in the case, saying Clinton had not knowingly transmitted classified information, though he said Clinton was extremely “careless” with information.
The segment immediately garnered criticism online.
This is unhinged and crazy https://t.co/rc3LMYgAIj
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) December 7, 2017
“If it happened to [Paul Manafort] it could happen to any of us.”
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