Jesse Watters: Biased FBI Agents Like Racist Cops ‘Patrolling a Black Neighborhood’
During a discussion about the Nunes memo on today’s broadcast of Fox News’ The Five, co-host Jesse Watters attempted to flip the script on colleague Juan Williams by bringing up racial disparity in local law enforcement.
Watters wanted Williams to know that there Trump isn’t trying to undermine the Russia investigation by authorizing the release of the memo and that this was instead about Congressional oversight. He then went on to state that the reason the FBI doesn’t want it released is that it is “very embarrassing” for them. Watters followed that up by making a comparison while trying to call Williams out for hypocrisy.
“I want the record to show that for the last year you said law enforcement needs to be — have body cameras on them and we have to look out for bias in law enforcement,” Watters declared. “Now we actually have evidence of bias in law enforcement and you don’t want to know about it, Juan.”
Williams shot back that Watters was on “such weak ground” that he understood why he would resort to personal attacks. Watters said he wasn’t trying to do a personal attack but rather use Williams’ words against him, leading Williams to say when he’s talking about police in black communities he’s not talking about “the FBI looking at our politicians.”
“If there is a biased cop patrolling a black neighborhood that doesn’t like black people, wouldn’t you suspect that bad cop?” Watters retorted. “If there is a biased FBI agent that doesn’t like Donald Trump and he is overseeing the investigation, wouldn’t you question that too?”
“Holy smokes,” Williams reacted.
Watters was so satisfied with the argument he had just made that when Williams started to answer back, Watters wanted to know why he wasn’t addressing the “great point.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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