Maria Bartiromo: ‘The DOJ, The FBI, The IRS, The CIA’ Were ‘All Involved in Trying to Take Down Donald Trump’


Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo declared on Monday that a number of U.S. government agencies during former President Obama‘s administration — the Justice Department, the FBI, the IRS and the CIA — “were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump.”

Fox News chief judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano was on Bartiromo’s Fox Business show to discuss reports that the FBI had an informant speak to members of the Trump campaign in 2016 as part of an investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Napolitano said that “we may be on precipice of exposing a very, very extraordinary political use of intelligence and law enforcement by the Obama Administration,” but hedged by noting there is a low threshold for what warrants an investigation.

“But this is very different Judge, this is a major presidential election,” Bartiromo replied. “President Obama, basically, what it appears to me, politicizing all of his agencies. The DOJ, the FBI, the IRS, the CIA — they were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump.”

It’s not clear where Bartiromo drew that theory from, though she has been making strident claims about the FBI investigation into Trump’s campaign since the New York Times released its report on the informant.

On Sunday, Bartiromo touted a Wall Street Journal op-ed that asked if Obama was aware of the investigation into Trump’s campaign, which was kept under wraps by the FBI throughout the election.

“It sounds like either President Obama or Hillary Clinton were sort of masterminding all of this,” Bartiromo concluded. Her remark received a rebuke from former Obama senior adviser Eric Schultz, who called it a “conspiracy theory.”


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