Donald Trump blamed the investigation into his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia as the reason for the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday. According to the president, if the intelligence agencies weren’t too busy investigating him they could’ve prevented the shooting from happening.
Former FBI agent Chris Swecker called out Trump on his remarks during an on-air interview on CNN Monday.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked about Trump putting blame on the FBI for not investigating confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz instead of his campaign’s connections with Russia.
“It’s nonsense,” Swecker said. “Those two things are totally unrelated. He knows better than that. It’s just another opportunity to flail at the FBI and try to undermine the FBI and their credibility.”
Swecker went on to acknowledge that there seemed to have been a problem with the FBI not acting on a tip given about Cruz’s danger to society but noted that it had nothing to do with the agency’s probe into Trump’s collusion with Russia.
“There are 38,000 men and women in the FBI, and every one of them will tell you that this was a chance for intervention and it didn’t happen,” he said. “They’re taking the responsibility for it. But the president right now is playing politics with this issue and that’s not going to do anything to help solve the problem. Not a bit.”
Take a look at the interview in the video clip below: