Fox News contributor and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino went on a fiery rant over the politicization of the FBI in response to agents raiding the home of former President Donald Trump.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Watters’ World,” with host Jesse Watters, the former Secret Service agent called out the bureau, and the Biden administration, for their actions — arguing that the raid resembled actions seen in a “third world” nation.
“Yeah, I mean, you think this is some third world bulls**t right here. Let me say it again. Third world bulls**t. I mean every word of that,” Bongino said. “I don’t care that it’s cable news. I was a federal agent. I raised my right hand and I swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and I love this country.”
“This is a freakin’ disgrace, a disgrace. We don’t live in Cuba. We don’t live under Kim Jong Un. We live in a constitutional republic, a representative democracy,” he added.
Bongino went on to discuss the actions of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, pointing out that they have done things that are actually worthy of investigation and action from the FBI, but no action has been taken. Instead, Democrats are investigating the former president for anything and everything they can, seemingly in an attempt to prevent him from running again in 2024 — and they now have the enforcement arm of the federal government, the FBI, conducting a raid for them.
“Hillary Clinton paid off a bunch of foreign agents, her team, literally to fabricate a story that occupied the nation for four years,” he said. “What’s she doing right now? Getting a manicure in freakin’ Chappaqua. She’s not doing squat. Nothing.”
“Hunter Biden is having sex on tape while doing crack, while doing crack, and what is he doing? He’s living in a Malibu mansion,” Bongino continued. “The management of the FBI has now shredded any single shred, sliver of credibility this agency had left. Nobody will take them seriously from this point on. It is over.”
“You cannot tell me we still live in a constitutional republic and not the freakin’ third world when you have Hillary Clinton paying foreign agents to interfere with an election, people lying under oath repeatedly, Hunter Biden doing crack on tape,” he added. “And what happens? Where are the federal agents? They’re not in Malibu. They’re not in Chappaqua. They’re in Mar a Lago.”
Bongino then explained “the solution” to the problem of the loss of credibility for the FBI, stating that Americans need to show up in the midterm elections in November, and they need to cast their ballots for Republicans — even if they don’t like the Republican candidate on the ticket. According to Bongino, even if the Republican candidate on the ballot isn’t the solution to the problem, the Democrats are the source of Americans’ problems right now.
“Here’s the solution, last thing, we have now got to win in 2022. You have no choice now, folks. We don’t like the swampy Republicans. I don’t like them either. Republicans may not be the solution to your problems, but Democrats are certainly the cause of all your problems right now. If there was ever a clarion call to remove your ass from the seat and go vote in 2022, this is it,” he said.
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He went on to explain that firing people “at the top of the DOJ and the FBI” is essential to fixing the problem.
“There has to be, not only hearings, but a total – total house-cleaning at the top of the DOJ and the FBI,” Bongino said. “When the left is complaining about one firing, fire ten more people the next day. And then when the New York Times starts crapping their diaper and whining about it, fire a hundred more people the day after that.”
Bongino also noted that the people who should be working at these agencies should behave like he did when he was a Secret Service agent, protecting and serving the American people and believing in the Constitution, regardless of party affiliation.
“Until you can get people in there who aren’t Republicans, who aren’t Democrats, but who believe in our Constitution like I did — I was gonna give my life to protect Barack Obama,” he said. “I spent two years on his detail around the world’s hot zones, so I’m not gonna be lectured by some a-hole leftist about anything. They didn’t see my kid crying as I was flying around the world to protect the guy they love. He was the president and I did my job.”
“This is freakin’ embarrassing. There should be a massive house-cleaning, and I’m telling you, please God, I am begging you to vote in 2022 or you might not recognize this place afterward,” he concluded.
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The FBI’s investigation of Trump is supposedly based on classified material that Trump brought with him to his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida from the White House. The New York Times reported that the former president delayed returning over a dozen boxes of material to the National Archives, including documents that had been “marked as classified national security information.”
In May of this year, federal prosecutors initiated a grand jury investigation into whether classified material that ended up at Mar-a-Lago was mishandled. According to The Daily Wire, “The main purpose of these types of investigations is usually for federal authorities to determine if any classified material was compromised so that intelligence officials can take steps to protect sensitive sources and methods.”