‘Enforcement Arm Of The Democratic Party’: Former DNI Calls Out Partisanship In FBI, DOJ

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‘Enforcement Arm Of The Democratic Party’: Former DNI Calls Out Partisanship In FBI, DOJ

Harold Hutchison on August 15, 2022

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe tore into the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the Aug. 8 Mar-a-Lago raid during a Sunday Fox News appearance, claiming the agencies were partisan.

“The American people, unfortunately, see when it comes to Republicans, in particular Donald Trump that for the past six years, we have an FBI and Department of Justice that have literally become the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party,” Ratcliffe said.

Ratcliffe cited several incidents, notably the FBI’s handling of allegations that former President Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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“Jim Comey, on his book tour admitted, I did things to Donald Trump that I’d never do on Barack Obama or would have tried,” Ratcliffe said.

“Think about that, an FBI director admitting, ‘I applied the law unevenly, I applied my authorities unevenly because it was Donald Trump and Republicans,’” Ratcliffe said. “To that point, that FBI director, having cleared Clinton before he talked to her, opened an investigation into Donald Trump’s after, after he had learned that the Russia collusion allegations were actually created by Hillary Clinton and then went so far as to lie on the FISA court and verify a dossier he knew to be fake to continue spying on the Trump campaign.”

FBI agents raided Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8, executing a search warrant as part of a probe into allegations surrounding classified materials. The raid was criticized by Republicans and conservatives.

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