Fla. Rep. Calls for Purge of FBI Amid Accusations of Partisanship

Rep. Francis Rooney (Photo/Bill Clark/AP)

December 27, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Florida Congressman Francis Rooney is calling for a purge of the FBI amid accusations of partisanship.

During an interview, Rooney claimed the American people are losing faith and trust in the country’s government agencies.

He believes there are “deep state” figures at work within the bureau.

Rooney said he doesn’t discredit the Special Counsel, but does believe Robert Mueller should reassign agents on his team with known bias against the president.

This comes after one of Mueller’s top investigators — Peter Stzrok — was reassigned for sending anti-Trump text messages, and another member was caught sending an anti-Trump email.

Congress also found 90 percent of those on Mueller’s team made political donations to Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

Meanwhile, a Texas representative says Special Counsel Mueller is trying to become a “hero” to the left.

File – Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, talks during a TV interview on Capitol Hill. (Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert made the remarks during an interview Tuesday.

He said the Special Counsel had become a “hero” to liberals through his probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, adding Mueller was bad news since day one.

The lawmaker went on to say the Special Counsel is determined to take down as many Trump staffers as he can get in his probe.

  • nfcapitalist

    Where are OAN’s stories on Tom Fitton’s FOIA efforts to get information out of the State Department, Justice Department, and Uranium One FBI investigation being gagged by Loretta Lynch as exposed by OIG Charles McCullough who was then THREATENED by then NSA Director James Clapper, now CNNs talking head and D senator Diane Feinstein???

    Corruption going to intimidate OAN now?

  • William Hamilton

    97% of everyone in the Justice Department who donated, donated to Hillary. So if Mueller’s team was only 90%, he did about three times better Trump-leaning than a random sample would have been.

  • semperfipar

    Mueller himself has a conflict of interest. This all seems manipulated.

    • Rufus Firefly

      It is being manipulated. By Trump and his lackeys.

  • Beedogz

    90 percent of Mueller’s staff were hard core Hillary supporters. ALL should be removed from the witch hunt.

  • Charles Slavis

    Or……They will all end up with Mule Ears………

  • Charles Slavis

    Rank and file need to blow whistles on management corruption and clean up the swamp at the foolish boys island…….

  • Rufus Firefly

    Purge. That’s an interesting word. What kind of government uses purges? I think that word was favored by such luminaries as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. Does Trump want to be on that list?

  • Hummer

    Government agencies are there to serve us not some political cause. Some agencies need sunsetted and now. Purge the FBI and State Dept to begin with.

  • GeneralMayhem

    All of this is the Obama poison that needs to be flushed back into the sewers from where it came along with that POS.

  • C B

    Everything Obama and Clinton must be Purged from Government ……….

  • Deny

    “Rooney claimed the American people are losing faith and trust in the country’s government agencies.”

    LOSING faith??? How about totally lost ALL faith!

  • Robert Johnson

    The congressman is correct ! We have very little if any faith in government agencies that oboma loaded up with liberals ! Time to drain the swamp, and if Trump’s people won’t do it then replace them too !

    • Janice Raxter

      Get rid of the demorats in the Senate and the Rinos in both houses. Then Trump can drain the swamp because right now the Senate is holding up approving his nominees for jobs the demsdums don’t want to give up because it is in their power to interfere w/ the Pres. agenda.

  • nfcapitalist

    Maria Harf on OUTNUMBERED thinks Strzok being involved with an FBI insurance policy to ensure Trump fails is problematic but there’s no solid evidence… the american communist party won’t be seeing anything but a written and signed confession as… well, problematic?

    • tedlv

      I noticed that.

      I wish she and Kennedy would stop shouting over each other and other panelists! Oh, and Lisa Booth is a fox (no pun intended)!

  • Impaler

    I dont like Islam,but at least when they dont like the corruption in their governments, hundreds of thousands attack it, overthrow it and hang the corrupt frauds who steel all the peoples money. They invade and overtake the capitols and form a new government. Ukraine is the same. They wont tolerate the frauds and thieves,so they throw them out by force. In America we’re “nice” and “civilized”. This doesn’t work anymore. We allowed Obama to steel millions for his own pockets and give TRILLIONS to our enemies. Yet we allowed it to continue for 8 years. The masses should have surrounded the white house and over run it by force and thrown him in prison or deported him back to Kenya.

    • zeitgeist

      Sorry the masses are too busy watching TV.

      • Localdude

        …did somebody mention free beer and bread??? oooo!!

  • nfcapitalist

    Remember when the FBI tracked communists like the WHO tracks Ebola?

    • Localdude

      …that’s why the brought up their sons and daughters to infiltrated it, undermine it, take it over, and now apparently thoroughly neuter it…save for attacking those racist constitutional types…then turn it into a purely political tool. like the soviets did.

  • Tony Holmquist

    No tippy-toeing around with this. No soft approach. “Scorched Earth” is the only way to clean up this mess…

    • Rufus Firefly

      Scorched Earth. Another interesting concept of dictators.

  • Respectfulguest

    Indeed the American people have, by and large, lost faith in the FBI and something must be done about this or it will add to the demise of our country and the trust of its people in all authority.

    • nfcapitalist


      • Respectfulguest

        “Florida Congressman Francis Rooney is calling for a purge of the FBI amid accusations of partisanship”

        • nfcapitalist

          Calling for Peace on Earth amid a firefight in Mosul would be about as useful as calling out for justice among criminals… and the Federal government fits that metaphor.

          … you were saying?

      • Michael Hawk

        Charge ALL Involved .ZERO free passes …..This to me is the most Infuriating Form of Hypocrisy. These People Get away With MURDER …no accountability . It must change or we are Doomed …Just think about this If Any of this Obvious Criminal activity were a “normal” person They would probably be in Jail for life in some cases . Not Just the FBI …I suspect .

        • Rufus Firefly

          Is there a school to teach weird capitalization?

  • nfcapitalist

    Constitutional conservatives have two major outlets and one, FOX has been infected and is struggling; this one is in its infancy and seems to be struggling with start-up difficulties.

    The Communist Party has been well financed and benefited by stardom, educational activists, drugs, sex, and yes… just described Hollywood Traitors… we can’t lose this fight, America.

  • nfcapitalist

    Where resides the senior threat against our constitutional Republic but in the agitation propaganda machine that was given this 1st amendment right of free speech and have been infected with communists?

    Watchdogs or wolves?

  • Michael Hawk

    Time We The People Organize our OWN star Chamber to Address the REAL Criminals in OUR Government ……What We are living thru is Major Corruption and those trying to Escape being caught up in their lives of Career Corruption/Fraud/Theft/ And deceiving we the People they are SUPPOSE to represent …Time to Clean House ….Lets Pull All Benefits also If Guilty of RICO Crimes WHY do they get to KEEP all assets and pensions when Found guilty of crimes …Why are they Not charged ? Sorry …The ruined Trust With me ….For me to Ever trust MY Government again I DEMAND and REQUIRE accountability and Justice !!! A sex Harassment Fund to Cover up For Pedophiles and Career Perverts REALLY ? That Taxpayers PAY for ? This Is Hypocrisy !

    • Rufus Firefly

      Star chamber. Yet another democratic (small d) concept.

  • ChemicalDeath

    The snake was rotten from the head on down. Obama.

  • GovtCtrlIsSlavery


    • nfcapitalist

      Investigate the American communist party… there is the snake that has infected Congress, Judicial, and the Executive unelected bureaucrats with the goal of destroying this constitutional Republic.

  • No Mas

    It is past time for Sessions to un-recuse himself, Remove the entire dirty Mueller team and replace with unbiased and clean FBI reps,,, the investigation on Trump would take 1 hour to dismiss, then they can focus on the real crimes committed by Obama and Clintons

    • nfcapitalist

      In a court of law an honest judge would dismiss this case and admonish the prosecution… and if you think not, say ‘exactly why?’

    • Rufus Firefly

      By “unbaised and clean” I suppose you mean trumpists?

      • No Mas

        I have not yet met a “Trumpist” that was not honest and trustworthy,.,so, sure… what else? lol

        • Rufus Firefly

          Look at the top.

  • Just A Guy

    Calling for it and actually doing it are two entirely different things…especially with these guys. How about you shysters get your collective heinies in gear and do some work for The People that elected you! A little less talk, a whole helluva lot more action is what we really need.

  • nfcapitalist

    The obvious got too easy to understand… destroying evidence, blackberries and laptops specifically, obstructing justice, gagging the FBI investigating team on Uranium One, threatening OIG Charles McCullough when he exposed Loretta Lynch, FISA warrants on false evidence, and now continuing covering up the cover-up?

  • Patrick Copley

    The FBI is a joke and no one has any confidence in them……

    • nfcapitalist

      FBI investigators and special agents need to look at NO FEAR which is the program that protects whistle blowers… you citizens holding gold badges may worry about being burned but it isn’t a choice you get when you work for the Republic and the flag for which it stands.

      Treason cannot be tolerated!

      • Rufus Firefly

        Treason? Do you even know what that means?

        • Mountaineer

          Treason: “The act of betraying someone or something”. nfcapitalist is exactly correct. Management at FBI, CIA, NSA, ad nauseam, have been betraying our country for decades and whistle blowing by the rank and file would be appropriate action.

          • Rufus Firefly

            Treason is defined in the Constitution, not as you stated.

          • Mountaineer

            The Constitution is not a dictionary. Furthermore, I selected only one definition thinking I could get your simple mind to understand. My mistake.

          • Rufus Firefly

            When it comes to treason against the US, the Constitution rules.You are as gracious in defeat as Roy Moore.

          • Mountaineer


            1 : the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family
            2 : the betrayal of a trust
            – Merriam Webster. When it comes to definition, the dictionary rules. You’ve been trumped but if you are like most liberals when faced with facts you still won’t concede. Love Roy Moore.

          • Rufus Firefly

            When it comes to charging treason in the US, the Constitution rules.

  • landy fincannon

    Okay, all this corruption and no one goes to jail?
    Sometimes you have to wonder why things are that way.

    Call me skeptical, but until indictments are handed out for more than lying(Manafort). I’m calling this connivance.

  • Theo Stall

    Pompeo, McMaster and Sessions NEED TO STEP UP AND CLEAN HOUSE!!
    Its THEIR agencies, THEY need to do it and keep Trump out of it!

    • georgia dawg

      exactly right. it is their job.

    • Clinicaleducator1

      Sitting on their asses collecting pay. Give it to Mad Dog and they will be GONE!!!!

    • Just Saying1977

      None of them would lift a finger…. they all need to go.. looking forward to the massive clean-up in the comming weeks

  • Captain Obvious

    Why do they all start out sounding like they’re going to make sense, and then stop short of Meller as if he has some magical HANDS OFF bubble around him? These people want to impress me that they’re sick of the circus, then FIRING MEULLER has to be part of what they’re calling for. That so called investigation is nothing more than a WITCH HUNT that was STARTED based on a FAKE DOSSIER that the CLINTON CAMP helped PAY FOR along with the FBI. So people NEED to go to PRISON, and Meuller NEEDS to be FIRED.

    • zeitgeist

      Obvious it is! Could it be the house is political grandstanding?

      • Just Saying1977

        partly grand standing.. but people like Rooney and gohmert alone can not do much.. there is a clear lack of will on the repubs part in the congress to do anything.. they need to come together and act to get Muller fired, but they won’t. they want to keep an leverage over Trump by not doing so. unfortunately Sessions is the major problem for the president.. Had he be prudent on the corruption issues, none of these grand-standing would matter..

  • Roy Beane

    When you kill a snake, you have to chop the head off or he will still keep trying to bite you. Likewise, the entire upper management of the DOJ, the FBI, and probably all the rest of the so-called “intelligence” agencies all need to be purged of all the deep state Obama / Clinton holdovers and thoroughly cleaned out.

    If not, the public will continue to see this same old Bullshidd like this going on indefinitely. The stench of biased partisanship and COLLUSION in all these agencies of the government is completely overpowering and the buzzards are starting to come home to roost, as Obama’s favorite pastor the “Rev-rund Wright” would say.

    • The Punisher

      McMasters is a shrill for the Rino’s, Trump has to get rid of him as well.

      • All American

        I thought so too even though he is a Highly decorated military leader in on the brink of the Middle East Crisis since Desert Storm.
        Although controversial I decided to accept that he is a Patriot and better than the deep state.

  • kaiju

    Those FBI guys do have a tough job, trying to see past the mountain of crimes that Hillary and BHO left in their wake to find a misstep by Trump is not easy.

    • nfcapitalist

      How do they have the nerve to label exposing Top Secret and Special Access Program information being sent through and to non-secure devices and servers… extrmely careless and not criminal… and lying about it to the (cough) FBI?

  • Harry

    drain the swamp

  • AlexanderYpsilantis

    This investigation has become a disgrace. End it.

    • nfcapitalist

      We need s much bigger investigation to put all of our intelligence agencies under a microscope and where is Charles McCullough?