LISTEN: Scalise on FBI Failures and Misconduct “Some People Should Go to Jail”

Tuesday morning, President Trump was sharply critical of FBI Christopher Wray’s reaction to the IG report. Trump tweeted:

I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me. With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!

Per ABC, FBI Director Christopher Wray offered mixed reactions to a Justice Department watchdog report that uncovered “serious performance failures” on the part of agents involved in the Russia investigation but ultimately determined the bureau was justified in launching its probe.

In an exclusive broadcast interview with ABC News, Wray lamented “actions described in this report that [he] considered unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we are as an institution.” But, he said it was “important that the inspector general found that, in this particular instance, the investigation was opened with appropriate predication and authorization.”

Minority Whip Steve Scalise sees things very differently from Wray.

Breitbart reports “Some people should go to jail,” said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) of FBI officials’ misconduct in obtaining FISA court authorizations for surveillance warrants against persons involved with President Donald Trump’s 2016 White House campaign, offering his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

“Any federal agency or person who abuses their power of government, whether it’s a law enforcement official or a member of Congress, if you abuse your power to carry out your own political agenda, there ought to be consequences to it,” determined Scalise.

Scalise added, “The [inspector general] laid out 17 different abuses of the FISA court process, and even recommended some of that be looked into further by the attorney general, and I hope the attorney general does, and I’m sure he is, because you saw the attorney general and Durham both come out yesterday and push back on the final result, saying it didn’t go far enough, [and that it] didn’t even lay out what they’re seeing.”

“[William Barr and John Durham] are seeing [much] bigger concerns,” continued Scalise, “and I’m glad there’s a deeper, wider criminal investigation being carried out by Durham, and ultimately, I hope at least charges [are laid], because people need to held accountable.”

Compromising the credibility of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act undermines national security, stated Scalise. “The FISA court is controversial. There are people who don’t support it. It’s an effective tool [against] terrorism, but it’s got to be used effectively and properly, otherwise it can be abused, and was abused, and it jeopardizes the whole program, which means it jeopardizes our national security.”

Scalise went on, “Anybody who abused it ought to be held accountable, and that means some people should go to jail from what I’ve seen, and hopefully you see that come out of the Durham criminal investigation.”