LAWRENCE JONES (HOST): I watched your [Dan Bongino's] commentary last night, you were fired up. And not just from a political aspect but as someone that is a former New York cop, a federal agent that protected the life and safety of the president. I'm just curious, why didn't they just subpoena the president to go through the documents? Why the raid, why the show of force?
DAN BONGINO (FOX NEWS HOST): Well, why would you actually follow a process if process isn't your intent and punishment is your intent?
You know listen guys, one of the scariest things that I ever saw — you know, when you're a young agent, I was in my 20s, you travel around the world. The president travels, protectees travel, you travel as a post stander on the ship. And you get to see how everyone else lives under their non-constitutional republic, in many cases, many cases authoritarian systems. I was in a meeting one time, and I'm in there with a staffer, I was in Indonesia and I noticed they wouldn't pay any attention to the staff. I was the lead secret service agent. They would only talk to me. And I said to one of the guys in the Indonesian Paspampres, their secret service, I said why aren't you paying attention to the staff? He's going to make the call on the logistics. He said we only pay attention to the guys who got the guns.
And you know, I thought to myself, that's really sad. I thought thank god the United States isn't like that. Well, you woke up in a different United States today. And to all the goons and media hacks and moonbats and lunatics on the left, you better be really careful laughing about this because let me tell you something. Lord Acton was correct, that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, all powerful men are inherently bad men. And when you get someone else in charge now that the precedent is set for lights and sirens and search warrants outside of political opponents homes, for what seemed to be basically administrative violations that have never been prosecuted like this in American history, you have set a dangerous precedent.
The escalation here, guys, is geometric, not arithmetic at this point. It started with Paul Manafort. Then it went on to the lawyers, Michael Cohen. And then it went on to more lawyers, Eastman and Jenna Ellis and others. Now, it's at the president themselves. Nobody who is an inner circle Trump supporter, nobody is safe. You do not live in a constitutional republic anymore. And anyone telling you that in the media, is full of crap.
And let me add one more thing. With all due respect, I don't buy this rank and file crap either. Throw it right in the garbage. I don't buy it one bit. I was a secret service agent, I was the rank-and-file, me. And you know what, I saw something I didn't like. And I left. Every single person involved — no I was just doing my job. You're full of crap. Your job is to protect and defend the constitution of the United States and you know damn well that what you did last night was a disgrace. You used our flag as toilet paper last night! Don't give me this rank and file crap! I don't buy any of it. Every single person involved in this needs to be fired immediately.
When President Trump hopefully runs again and takes the White House, every single person at the top of the DOJ and the FBI who cannot raise their right hand and pledge allegiance to our constitution not a political party needs to be fired yesterday! And then when the left starts whining and the media, fire 100 more the next day. Do not even let them breathe. Everyone has to go! You do not live in a constitutional republic anymore, and there is no fixing this, there is only rebuilding it.