Rep. Liz Cheney Charges, FBI Agents Investigating Trump Sounded ‘Like a Coup’
May 28, 2019 (EIRNS)—Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), daughter of George W. Bush’s Vice-President Dick Cheney, told Martha Raddatz on ABC News’ “This Week” Sunday show May 26 that statements by FBI agents investigating President Donald Trump sounded “an awful lot like a coup, and it could well be treason.”
President Trump tweeted The Hill headline on her appearance out Monday morning, “Liz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump ‘could well be treason,’ ” accompanied by the promo of their story: “Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said statements by FBI agents investigating President Trump sounded ‘a whole lot like a coup and it could well be treason.’ ”
On Sunday, Representative Cheney zeroed in on texts exchanged by FBI “lovebirds,” agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page critical of Trump, which have launched a Republican effort to investigate potential bias in the Department of Justice against the President. Liz Cheney added that officials needed to get to the bottom of the roles of former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in the investigation as well.
“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,”
“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 told Raddatz.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a separate Sunday morning interview that the Trump Administration “already” knows there was a high level of corruption at the FBI, and that, “They leaked information. They lied. They were specifically working trying to take down the President, trying to hurt the President,” Sanders told NBC News’ “Meet The Press.”
“We’ll leave the final call up to the attorney general [William Barr] and he’ll get to the bottom of it.”