Congressman Rooney on a “Purge” by any other name

In a recent television interview, I commented about “purging” the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) of people who have gone well beyond expressing personal political views and have sought to use their office to influence the recent 2016 election.

There are deeply disturbing comments in the texts of Peter Strozk and his mistress, and while the actions of Bruce Ohr in meeting with the people responsible for Clinton/DNC funded opposition research during the campaign. We need to know about what the FBI and DOJ undertook concerning the “dossier” and what Strozk’s comment about a meeting in Deputy Director McCabe’s office was all about.

The importance of the message was to warn that there is a “deep state” that exists within our federal government,
which has no interest in “draining the swamp” or changing the status quo of Washington’s bureaucratic ruling class.
A little more than one year ago, the people spoke and Donald Trump was duly elected as the 45th President of the United States. Every day since, a concerted effort to undermine the results of that election has been underway – largely led by liberal Democrats and left leaning media members.

We have seen Constitutional pillars such as the Electoral College come under attack and the losing candidate cite more than 40 different excuses for being soundly defeated by Donald Trump. One of the most oft-cited explanations used by the left is that Russia influenced our election results. The drumbeat of “collusion” began even before Trump was officially sworn-in and culminated in a special counsel being chosen to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election and whether there was any collusion on the part of the Trump campaign.

Robert Mueller, a man with a record of unquestionable integrity, was appointed to oversee the investigation. As Mueller built his team, a very concerning dynamic began to take shape. Investigators hired by Mr. Mueller had
donated $62,000 to democrat candidates running for office, while donations to republican candidates totaled
only $2,750. Peter Strzok, noted above, spoke openly to his mistress about his distain for Trump during the
campaign and a need to have an ‘insurance policy’ against his presidency. He also led the investigation of Hillary
Clinton’s use of a private server and recommended to Director Comey that her actions be reduced from “gross negligence” (a crime) to “extremely careless” (not a crime). While removed from the investigation, Strzok incredibly continues to hold a high level job at the FBI.

The potential for deep state interference can also be found in the Justice Department, which oversees the FBI. Bruce Ohr, Associate Deputy Attorney General, concealed the fact that his wife worked for Fusion GPS. Fusion is the company that produced the dubious ‘Trump Dossier’. He not only met with Chris Steele, the British agent supplying material to Fushion GPS during the campaign, which was bad enough, but after the election met with the owner of
Fusion GPS. What is his motive here?

These are a few examples of what Washington liberal elites will do to substitute their will for that of the American people. It is up to all of us to demand a “purge” of people such as Strzok and Ohr. Our trust in agencies such as the DOJ and FBI is too important to lose. As Samuel Adams said, “We are a nation of laws, not men.”

Francis Rooney is the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 19th congressional district.                                     CONTACT OUR OFFICES

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