The FBI Has Gotten So Bad Even the Most Restrained Pundit on the Right is Calling for It to Be ‘Broken Up’

Victor Davis Hanson is often the avuncular and sobering voice of reason on the conservative right. But on Friday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” guest-hosted by Will Cain, ‘VDH’ unleashed a clarion call on the FBI so passionate it may move you to tears. Watch:


“At moments like this, why has what we’ve watched over the last 24 hours taken place?” Cain asked. “Why have they targeted Donald Trump?”

“Well, they’re afraid in the short term, but in the long term, they believe they’re morally superior to America, and therefore, any means necessary or justifiable for their morally superior ends,” VDH said. “Right now, we don’t have the rule of law in Washington. Whether you’re targeted or exempt depends on your ideology. So in the past, when there was a dispute over the archives or presidential papers, Barack Obama just said, ‘I’m not going to turn them over, the freedom of information.’ He spent $30 million resisting efforts to do that. George Bush had an executive order and said,’ you know what, I’m not going to do this.’ And that was adjudicated. And now we go after a president, and go to his house with 30 agents. In the past when a high official was called for a congressional subpoena, Eric Holder just said, ‘I’m not going, and I’m not turning over any of this Fast and Furious.”

“The idea that you would put him in shackles or you’d confront him with his family and grab his phone is just ridiculous,” he added. “But this is what we’re doing on ideological basis. And when you start to do that, you don’t have a democracy anymore. And I don’t think we do.” Read more