Rep. Scalise: ‘People Ought to Go to Jail; I Have Seen Some Classified Information’

Craig Bannister | February 7, 2020 | 2:39pm EST
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“People ought to go to jail” and, once U.S. Attorney John Durham’s report on the origins of the Trump-Russia probe comes out, Attorney General William Barr should put them there, House Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Thursday in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.”

Scalise said he has seen classified information leading him to agree with President Donald Trump’s charge Thursday that some “very crooked people” and “dirty cops” were behind the impeachment effort – and the attorney general should “go after those people and put them in jail, Scalise said”:

“Sean, you know, the president was very candid today. You know, clearly he has been focused on doing his job. But, I think it was important today that he pointed out that there is some very crooked people, including some dirty cops, who are still out there. That’s why, you know, I agree with you on Wray - but, the one I'm most interested in is the Durham report. Because, Sean, people need to be held accountable. They abused their power to literally try to take down a candidate for president of the United States.

“People ought to go to jail. I have seen some classified information I can't go into - but, I can say this: Hopefully Durham names names. I think the attorney general is waiting to see what comes out of that. And then, hopefully, they go after those people and put them in jail.

“Number one, to vindicate everybody else, the 99% of good people at FBI, which is such an important agency to our national security. It’s been compromised by some bad apples. They need to be held accountable.”

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