Fox's Mike Huckabee calls for FBI to be "held accountable" after report that Trump was investigated for working on behalf of Russia

Fox's Mike Huckabee calls for FBI to be "held accountable" after report that Trump was investigated for working on behalf of Russia

Huckabee: "Some need to be prosecuted for using their positions as a political weapon"

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From the January 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

MIKE HUCKABEE (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Well, what scares me the most is, is if the FBI can decide on its own to go and investigate a duly-elected president of the United States and just decide to go after him because they want to. Guys, I'm going to tell you something, this is incredibly damaging to the way our constitutional republic is supposed to work, and for me, there was a bombshell, and it wasn't that President Trump made a joke about Hillary's 30,000 emails. What is a bombshell is that you have the highest law enforcement agency in the country that decides to go after, on a clandestine investigation, the president of the United States. Tell me, what do you think would be the reaction if the FBI had decided to investigate Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, or anybody else for that matter just because they had heard something based on rumor. This is really, really scary stuff if you stop and think about it.

AINSLEY EARHRDT (CO-HOST): And it doesn't even -- it doesn't change anything because, still, no collusion, no collusion. We keep hearing.

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HUCKABEE: I think, you know, at some point, somebody's got to take a good Dyson vacuum cleaner to go over to the FBI and just clean out the leadership, because there is something wrong at the top --

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): They are being cleaned out, Governor, they have been cleaned out. 

HUCKABEE: Well, but, there needs to be, then, then accountability for those who are being cleaned out, and there's still some there that shouldn't be. The rank and file deserve better leadership than this. There are good people in the FBI. There are good, hard-working people of integrity that are disgusted with what's happened to their agency that they committed themselves to. And they deserve better leadership. And I'm really hoping that there will be people truly held accountable. Not just fired, but I'm talking about truly held accountable. And some need to be prosecuted for using their positions as a political weapon against elected officials.

Related: 

NY Times: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Previously:

Right-wing media claim Trump was "joking" about Russian espionage, but national security experts aren't laughing

Fox & Friends host: Trump confiscated notes of meetings with Putin because he "simply didn't like leaks"

Fox & Friends hosts defend Trump's firing of Comey with a lie: "The Russia investigation was going nowhere"

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