Liz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump "could well be treason"



Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday that statements by FBI agents

investigating President Trump sounded “an awful lot like a coup, and it could well be


Cheney told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week” that the beginnings of special

counsel Robert Mueller"s Russia investigation were suspect and need to be


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 Comey’s and Deputy Director

Andrew McCabe’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 Huckabee 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.

-quot;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,-quot; Sanders said on NBC"s

-quot;Meet The Press.-quot;

-quot;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 Barr new

authorities to examine and possibly release classified material related to the Justice

Department’s inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation.

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