‘We have to have confidence in our law enforcement, and the attorney general has got to get to the bottom of what happened…’
In an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” Cheney said the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and the Russian government should be investigated.
Citing text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Cheney said all the officials who oversaw and contributed to the FBI’s bias should be investigated, including former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
“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.
Rep. Liz Cheney: “We had people that are at the highest levels of our law enforcement … saying that they were going to stop a duly elected president of the United States.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 26, 2019
President Trump gave Attorney General William Barr the authority to examine the Justice Department and FBI’s roles in the Russia investigation and declassified many of the documents, much to the chagrin of FBI officials and partisan congressional Democrats.
Barr has appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham, one of the nation’s most admired and relentless prosecutors in federal corruption cases, to investigate.
“We already know that there was an outrageous amount of corruption that took place at the F.B.I. They leaked information. They lied,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “They were specifically working trying to take down the president, trying to hurt the president.”