“People need to go to jail” over what happened with the FBI’s actions toward former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., told Newsmax TV on Monday.
“The first thing that needs to happen is real accountability,” Scalise told “Spicer & Co.” “[Rep.] Devin Nunes, my colleague from California, has been beating this drum for years. He started digging in, exposing the fact that you had what we called dirty cops in the FBI.”
Scalise said he does love the FBI, as one of the most vital agencies that keep the United States safe, but there were some “bad apples” there who must be brought to justice.
“There were people in the FBI, probably all the way up to the top, who were plotting to undermine the elected president of the United States,” Scalise said. “That shouldn’t happen to anybody from any party and everybody ought to be outraged, no matter what your affiliation.”
Documents from the FBI include handwritten notes that revealed a campaign to either “lie” or “get fired” over an alleged violation of the Logan Act for communications between himself and a Russian ambassador before President Donald Trump officially took office.
“This might happen in third-world nations,” Scalise said, adding there are already some names of those involved, including former FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page.
“I don’t know if it goes all the way up to [former FBI Director James] Comey, but boy it sure looks like it does, when they make reference to the seventh floor,” Scalise said.