MSNBC Guest: Criticizing FBI Is A ‘High Crime’


Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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MSNBC guest and Sirius XM radio host Mark Thompson said on Monday that he believes criticizing the FBI and law enforcement is a “high crime and misdemeanor.”


During a discussion about the Nunes memo and the subsequent Democratic response on MSNBC, Thompson said he had “never seen anything” like the criticisms of the FBI and law enforcement from Republicans.

“And the other thing, just to draw together, this whole thing with the NRA. The NRA and Trump are attacking local law enforcement. The White House is attacking the FBI,” Thompson said. “We’ve never seen anything like this coming from Republicans.”

According to Thompson, such attacks could be considered “seditious.”

“And as I’ve said on your show before, to me that’s seditious, which in and of itself is a high crime and misdemeanor,” he claimed. “If I were Mueller, I would go and pick him up today.”

Thompson’s fellow guest, CNBC contributor Ron Isana, tried to distance himself from Thompson’s comments, arguing, “that’s a big if.”

“It seems Mueller is — well, while obviously investigating collusion. Mueller, while he’s investigating collusion, he’s also focusing on money laundering. He’s focusing on other aspects that may bring this to a different end than we may think,” Thompson explained.

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