Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert wants former President Barack Obama’s officials connected to the FISA abuse scandal to be thrown in jail for trying to derail President Donald Trump.
During an interview, Saturday on Fox News, the House Judiciary Committee member said Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are running a Gestapo.
When asked by anchor Judge Jeannine Pirro what should happen to Obama’s corrupt allies, Gohmert said that “somebody has to go to jail” or “our system is over.”
“I found out as a felony judge when I put one lawyer in jail for contempt, people get the message,” Gohmert said.
“You don’t come in and misrepresent. You do what is appropriate in court,” Gohmert added. “I’m shocked, really shocked, that no FISA judge put anybody in jail yet.
Yet we have found total disregard for propriety before the FISA court. And somebody should have been in jail long before now over the improprieties that were submitted to the court.”
Gohmert was referring to House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo that detailed how several top officials in Obama’s administration abused their power to launch the entire phony Russia investigation.
Obama’s FBI and Justice Department secured the dossier from former British spy Christopher Steele, which was commissioned when he was hired by the left-wing research firm Fusion GPS.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee gave Fusion GPS just over $9 million to fund Steele’s efforts to compile the hit piece.
The DOJ and FBI then used the discredited dossier to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Carter Page, an informal adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign.
That massive corruption scheme triggered the phony Russia investigation — and Gohmert wants these corrupt actors thrown behind bars.
Other top GOP lawmakers are have joined Gohmert and called for corrupt Obama officials to be held accountable for their actions.
Conservative radio host Mark Levin told Fox News host Sean Hannity last week that Clinton was colluding with the Russians and paying for the warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign.
“Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians. But it appears the FBI at the senior-most levels colluded with the Russians too. Whether it was witting or unwitting it doesn’t matter. That’s a fact,” Levin said.
Levin’s not the only one who is ready to drain the swamp of these bad actors.
Republican House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz told Fox News on Sunday, “I think we’re going to see a lot more review of the FISA process.”
The Florida Representative added: “Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, we can never let this happen again.
We can never allow cash at a political party to be convertible into a government-sponsored warrant to spy on American citizens.”
Many Americans would agree that Obama, Clinton, and their allies should be thrown in jail for carrying out this entire corruption scheme to derail Trump’s presidency.