A panel discussion on Fox News took a dive into the dark side Tuesday after a panelist suggested that the FBI had plotted to assassinate President Donald Trump.
Appearing on “Outnumbered,” guest Kevin Jackson said that Congressional Republicans need to get to the bottom of what FBI agent Peter Strzok meant when he said that there needed to be an “insurance policy” in the event that Trump got elected.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Strzok’s “insurance policy” referred to his sincere belief in the need to investigate Trump because he was possibly compromised by Russian intelligence services. But Jackson immediately went off the deep end and suggested much darker motives.
“What was his intent, right?” Jackson asked. “Because that’s exactly what FBI Director, former FBI Director [James] Comey said when he was letting Hillary Clinton off the hook. And his intent, regardless of whether it was an assassination attempt or whatever, it was definitely something…”
“Whoa, whoa!” host Harris Faulkner interjected, forcing Jackson tone down his rhetoric.
“Well, I’m just saying, we don’t know what it was,” Jackson said. “When you say, ‘we’ve got to make sure that this guy doesn’t get in at all cost,’ what does that mean? So I’m saying there’s a spectrum of what does it mean, but one thing that we know for sure, is that he was plotting in an election against a candidate, and there are FBI fingerprints all over this.”
Later in the segment, Jackson admitted that everything he has heard about FBI plots to kill Trump has come from social media accounts that were “nothing credible.”
Watch the exchange in the video below, via Media Matters: