Fiery 'Take Them Out In Cuffs': Pirro Doubles Down on FBI 'Consigliere' McCabe, Agent Strzok
In her Opening Statement on Saturday, Judge Jeanine Pirro "doubled down" that the Justice Department officials who showed a political bias during the Clinton email and Trump-Russia probes should be "led out in cuffs."
"Members of the FBI and the Department of Justice -- some of whom ended up on Bob Mueller’s team to prosecute Donald Trump -- did everything they could to exonerate Hillary Clinton for her crimes and incriminate Donald Trump with a non-existent crime," she said.
Pirro criticized FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who changed language in then-FBI Director James Comey's statement on Clinton, for making an overt "effort to take Hillary's acts out of the criminal realm."
Strzok, she said, changed "grossly negligent" -- a criminal standard -- to "extremely careless" -- an ethical standard, thereby allowing Clinton to stay out of legal jeopardy.
She said Strzok was a "student" of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who she called the "consigliere" of the FBI's "crime family."
McCabe met with Strzok and his mistress, Justice official Lisa Page, around the time the bureau began investigating President Trump.
.@JudgeJeanine: "Members of the @FBI and @TheJusticeDept - some of whom actually ended up on Bob Mueller's team to prosecute @realDonaldTrump - did everything they could to exonerate @HillaryClinton for her crimes and incriminate @POTUS with a non-existent crime." pic.twitter.com/0Co2KMlsns
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Page and Strzok also exchanged thousands of politically-charged text messages, which were deemed generally supportive of Clinton and harshly critical of Trump.
"[Strzok] and his gumade (Page) pay compliments to each other, saying they are both fortunate -- that they were meant to protect the country from that menace (Trump)," Pirro said.Article continues below
McCabe previously came under fire for failing to disclose more than $460,000 in campaign contributions his wife received from a PAC controlled by outgoing Virginia Gov. Terence McAuliffe (D).
Pirro added that another DOJ official -- Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr -- was found to have met with the firm behind the "Trump dossier" after the presidential election.
"There's a core group of arrogant, corrupt and lawless individuals that felt that they, and not we, should decide a presidential election," Pirro said. "The only thing that remains is whether we have the fortitude to not just fire these people immediately, but to take them out in cuffs."
Watch Part I above and Part II below.