Former FBI official Terry Turchie reacted Sunday on Fox & Friends to a top Democrat's plans to shut down a terrorism subcommittee in order to create one focused on investigating President Trump.

As Fox News reported, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel confirmed the plans, which would create a panel focused on investigating matters related to Trump.

Engel told The New Yorker, "We just thought, if we’re going to do something relevant in this era where Congress is going to reassert itself, where there are so many questionable activities of this Administration vis-à-vis foreign policy, that it made sense to have this."

Turchie, former deputy director of the FBI's counter-terrorism unit, said that Engel's plans show how much influence the "hard left" has on the Democratic Party.


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"That's a national security problem in itself," he said. "It's also telling us that the resistance is very much alive and well."

Engel told The New Yorker that he plans to look at Trump's "business interests" and how his financial dealings with Russia and the Middle East have affected his foreign policy decisions.

Turchie criticized Engel's "really bad decision" Sunday, and said that it is "nothing more than political."

"[It's] another attack on and more resistance to the president," he said.

Watch Turchie's discussion with Pete Hegseth and Rachel Campos-Duffy above.


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