Francis Rooney calls for FBI, DOJ purge - Florida Politics

Francis Rooney calls for FBI, DOJ purge

Republican Florida Congressman Francis Rooney livened up a slow news day Tuesday, with a provocative call for a purge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department on MSNBC.

Rooney, being interviewed by Hallie Jackson, explained that he “would like to see the directors of those agencies purge it,” he replied.

Rooney added that “we’ve got a lot of great agents, a lot of great lawyers here, those are the people that I want the American people to see and know the good works being done, not these people who are kind of the deep state.”

Rooney’s specific agitation was with the ongoing investigation of alleged ties between agents of Russian influence and the Presidential campaign of Donald Trump.

“That investigation is totally off the rails… I’m very concerned that the DOJ and the FBI, whether you want to call it ‘deep state’ or what, are kind of off the rails,” Rooney asserted, adding that the DOJ and FBI don’t “respect the Constitution.”

Central to the problem: the “‘ends before the means’ culture out of the Obama administration, out of Hillary Clinton. With her $84 million of potentially illegal campaign contributions or the Clinton Foundation/Uranium One. People need a good clean government.”

President Trump devoted some time last weekend to tweets that were critical of the FBI.

“How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation,” Trump asked on Dec. 23.


  1. The Government will first be purged of the Trump Ring. Impeachments and convictions are coming.

  2. Was I amused by your morning joe comments about “deep state “ accusations about FBI, etc. you sound like a Russian operative. Deep State is a term used by the KGB. Clean up your act Rooney. Are you really an American?

  3. What is the matter with Rep. Rooney? If he has lived in America all of his life, then he must realize, as the rest of us do, that only the current president makes Americans believe that he only cares about Republicans and his backers. I have never in my life felt that way. I always knew that whoever won the election would work for all of us. Yet Trump never listens to us or our opinions. This is scary!!

    Now, the president is scared that we will find out what he has done. That is obvious. From the start, he has hidden his tax return and has refused to show them to us. Later, he states no one may look at his financials during this investigation. Then he fires Comey and tells NBC news because of the “Russian problem”. He abuses any media that tells the truth by calling them fake news. It makes us all suspicious.

    No one is above the law, and that includes The President. If the Republican Congress cannot see all of the signs that I discussed above, including Mr. Rooney who wants to “purge the FBI”, then none of them belong in Congress.

  4. Heard your comments regarding the FBI , and was wondering if you were a Russian Plant on FB? Could there be any time in the future when you might show some concern over the lack of ethics in the Trump administration, or in the Republican Party?

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