Huckabee on Surveillance Memo: 'This Is About Whether We're a Free Country'
UPDATE: A controversial memo alleging U.S. government surveillance abuses was declassified by the White House on Friday.
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge summarized some of the first excerpts.
Watch her analysis, here.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday the American people must be allowed to view a controversial memo on purported U.S. government surveillance abuses.
"This is about whether or not we're a free country in which our law enforcement agencies are there to protect our rights, not abuse them," he said on "America's Newsroom."
President Donald Trump is expected to declassify the memo as early as Friday. Some House Republicans have claimed it contains "disturbing" information on how FISA surveillance was used to target the Trump campaign.
Huckabee compared the FBI's alleged behavior to a police officer planting a gun on a person and then accusing the person of murder.
"If evidence is planted on a political figure in order to obtain surveillance warrants and that results in all sorts of criminal prosecutions and embarrassment and totally stops the wheels of government, it's a serious thing," said Huckabee.
"Transparency is needed. If nothing is there, fine, let's move on. If something is there, then some heads have to roll."
Democrats have charged House Republicans with seeking to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) warned that Trump is "looking for a reason" to fire Mueller or remove Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller.
But Huckabee questioned why Democrats were not up in arms last month when Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the interview transcript for the co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump dossier, despite objections by Republicans on the committee.
Watch the interview above.