Radio host and Fox News commentator Dan Bongino slammed the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on “Fox & Friends” Monday, for their failure to hand over crucial documents to Congress.
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes has requested 1.2 million documents be turned over to aide in the House’s investigation into corruption within America’s intelligence community and suggested impeaching anyone who would withhold such information.
“I’ve never heard anything like this,” Bongino said. “The Department of Justice and the FBI are not unaccountable. They work for the executive branch here. Their budgets are paid by the legislative branch. They are not unaccountable. Unaccountable would be unprecedented power in our government. And as Lord Atkin said, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Bongino said the level of lethargy from the federal government is unacceptable, especially considering the importance of the documents.
“When I was Secret Service agent we used to work treasury check cases. In other words, if you got a tax refund from the treasury and someone stole your check, we’d go out and investigate. I remember quite a few times when some of the cases weren’t being worked fast enough and a congressman would call our office, we got on it like that. That was for a treasury check case,” Bongino concluded. “Can you imagine not turning over documents pertinent to one of the most important counter intelligence investigations in U.S. history? This is just incredible.”
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