Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyLiz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump ‘could well be treason’ Amash storm hits Capitol Hill The GOP’s commitment to electing talented women can help party retake the House MORE (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday that statements by FBI agents investigating President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats claim victory as Trump gets battered in court Juan Williams: Anti-abortion extremism is on the rise Trump feels squeeze in tax return fight MORE sounded “an awful lot like a coup, and it could well be treason.”
Cheney told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week” that the beginnings of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a ‘do-over’ Graham: Mueller investigation a ‘political rectal exam’ MORE‘s Russia investigation were suspect and need to be investigated.
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
She specifically went after texts exchanged by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that were critical of Trump and have sparked a Republican effort to investigate potential bias within the Department of Justice against Trump, adding that officials needed to ascertain former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyLiz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump ‘could well be treason’ Five takeaways from Barr’s new powers in ‘spying’ probe Trump orders intel agencies to cooperate with Barr probe into ‘spying’ on 2016 campaign MORE’s and Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeLiz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump ‘could well be treason’ Five takeaways from Barr’s new powers in ‘spying’ probe Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of ‘destroying the lives’ of his campaign staffers MORE’s roles 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,” 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.
White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersTrump meets Japan’s new emperor in lavish welcome ceremony Live coverage: House panel moves forward with Barr contempt vote Mueller’s facts vs Trump’s spin MORE Sanders said in a separate interview on Sunday that the Trump administration “already” knows that there was a high level of corruption at the FBI.
“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,” she added.
President Trump last week last week gave Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump math: 1 + 1 + 1 = zero accountability Trump’s declassification order helps Barr to uncover the truth Liz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump ‘could well be treason’ MORE new authorities to examine and possibly release classified material related to the Justice Department’s inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation.