Former Bush Official Nicole Wallace Slams ‘Tinfoil-Hat’ Republicans For Attacking FBI
Nicole Wallace, who served as White House communications director under former President George W. Bush, slammed Republicans on Thursday over their recent attacks against fellow GOPers such as FBI Director Andrew McCabe and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as well as special counsel Robert Mueller.
While addressing reports that a group of House Republicans in the House intelligence committee have been secretly investigating the Justice Department in an effort to build a case that senior officials at the FBI and Robert Mueller improperly, and perhaps criminally, mishandled the Russia probe, Wallace questioned why her fellow Republicans would attack “Republican-led” law enforcement agencies.
“I can’t get my brain around the insurrection in the Republican party against Republican-led law enforcement agencies,” Wallace said. “I can’t shove the round pegs into the square boxes. It’s making me crazy,” said the former White House official and current MSNBC host.
Wallace accused Republicans such as House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) who have questioned the integrity of law enforcement agents of engaging in “tinfoil-hat conservatism.”
“It is a bit on the tin foil hat side of conservatism to sit there and think that Rod Rosenstein, who is a Trump appointee, who works for Jeff Sessions, also a Trump appointee, are part of some grand conspiracy,” Wallace added.
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee sharply criticized Nunes and other Republicans this week after the GOP secret plot was exposed in a Politico report.
Ranking Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) said, “I think what we are seeing in our committee … is an effort to attack the Department of Justice, an effort to attack the FBI, to attack [special counsel] Bob Mueller, is an effort to undermine the investigations and these institutions out of fear of what they’ll find and try to discredit them in advance.”
“It’s a pernicious thing to do that will ultimately inflict long-term damage on these institutions,” he added.
Watch Nicolle Wallace remarks in the video below: