Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova discussed the Trump-Russia investigation and the character of former FBI Director James Comey on Monday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight.
“I think the FBI is in very serious trouble,” DiGenova told Tucker Carlson. “It started with James Comey. Comey, the dirtiest cop in America, destroyed the FBI’s reputation with his bizarre personal behavior, beginning way before his July 5th news conference. The bureau is in trouble. It needs a major overhaul, and if it continues to resist Congress, I believe the contempt of Congress for the current director and other people in the agency is absolutely justified.”
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Joe diGenova is a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and he joins us tonight. Joe, given the centrality of Peter Strzok in these two investigations, Hillary e-mail and the current Trump-Russia investigations, on what pretext could the FBI be denying these texts to Congress?
JOE DIGENOVA, FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: It’s very difficult to see how they have any basis for denying Congress access to this data. They publicly leaked the reason that he was fired, removed from the case. So there can’t be a personnel reason for doing it.
DIGENOVA: And even if there were, it wouldn’t matter. Congress has a right to that data. They can receive it, they have to receive it. I think what’s going on at the bureau right now is very, very serious. It’s very depressing for a former several law enforcement official. This is not your mother’s FBI.
What’s wrong with the FBI is not the average every day agent. They’re great. It’s the management at the FBI that is the problem and that management has not improved with the arrival of Mr. Wray. I cannot understand how Chris Wray, the current FBI director can tolerate having Andrew McCabe on his staff at this point given his history and his track record.