Radio host and political commentator Dan Bongino said Democrats are “doubling down on police state tactics” to take down President Donald Trump.
“This is really scary stuff. I’m not exaggerating for effect on television here. I don’t think anybody needs to do that anymore,” Bongino said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “They’re actively doubling down on police state tactics.”
“Lets look at what they did. You may say oh come on Dan, the police state, the Democrats — That’s a little much. Is it? Really? Are we sure? Let’s look at things we know they did.”
Bongino accused Democrats of abusing NSA resources to spy on American citizens and said they misused the FISA process to promote their political agenda. He also questioned the reasoning behind calls for Trump to be thrown in jail.
“They unmasked private American citizens’ phone calls. They were listening in on American citizens’ phone calls without a warrant. Legal, but the reasoning [is] questionable at best,” Bongino continued. “They tapped into the NSA database. We know that. We’ve had a FISA court disclosure saying that. We’ve had them misuse the FISA process to spy on Americans who still have not been prosecuted for any crime. Carter Page. Explain to me again how this isn’t police state tactics.”
“Now they’re doubling down and they want to throw the president in jail? For what? For civil violations?” he concluded.
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California appeared on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday and said Trump faces “the very real prospect of jail time” the day he leaves office. Schiff didn’t provide specifics and based his assertion on special counsel Robert Mueller’s recently released report on Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.
Schiff is expected to become the next chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence when the new Democratic Congress takes control in January.
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