Andrea Mitchell points out GOP congressman's hunt for anti-Trump bias in the FBI looks like McCarthyism

Andrea Mitchell points out GOP congressman's hunt for anti-Trump bias in the FBI looks like McCarthyism

Mitchell: "To some people old enough to remember the McCarthy hearings, that had a certain smell about it"

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From the December 8 edition of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports:

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ANDREA MITCHELL (HOST): Let me show you what happened on the House side at a hearing with [FBI Director] Chris Wray testifying yesterday when [Rep.] Louie Gohmert [(R-TX)] was questioning the FBI director about whether or not the FBI has been -- and Mueller -- are penetrated with people who are biased. 

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MITCHELL: To some people old enough to remember the McCarthy hearings, that had a certain smell about it. 

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-MD): Right, I agree with you, and there could be members of Congress that are going to do things that are, I think, crossed the line. But I think as an institution we will make sure that the Mueller investigation has the independence, has the resources it needs to bring its investigation to a conclusion. The American people will demand that, and we have to make sure that that, in fact, takes place. So I have confidence that we will protect the integrity of the Mueller camp investigation. 

Previously:

Former FBI agent: Fox News' attacks on the FBI are "not only offensive but dangerous"

Fox's Gregg Jarrett slams Trump/Russia investigators in DOJ as a "syndicate," and "cartel, the equivalent of the mob"

MSNBC panel calls out Sean Hannity's "dangerous" "dishonest smear" of law enforcement agents investigating Trump

Fox & Friends host: It looks like the FBI concocted a fake Trump-Russia dossier to have a reason to spy on Trump

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