Fox legal analyst Jarrett: Mueller investigation 'illegitimate and corrupt'

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett called special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation "illegitimate and corrupt" during an interview with Sean Hannity late Wednesday while referring to the FBI as "America's secret police."

"I think we now know that the Mueller investigation is illegitimate and corrupt," said Jarrett, formerly an anchor on Court TV. "And Mueller has been using the FBI as a political weapon.

"And the FBI has become America's secret police. Secret surveillance, wiretapping, intimidation, harassment and threats. It's like the old KGB that comes for you in the dark of the night banging through your door," he continued.


"By the way, this is not a game. This is not hyperbole you are using here," Hannity said.

"No. Ask Paul Manafort, they came for him and broke through his front door," Jarrett replied.

"And if it can happen to him, Gregg," Hannity said.

"It can happen to all of us," Jarrett replied. "Absolutely."

The commentary comes following revelations that two members of Mueller's investigative team, Peter Strzok and Andrew Weissmann, were found to have sent anti-Trump text messages and emails, respectively, in the past.

"The FBI is a shadow government now," Jarrett told Hannity. "It has become highly politicized. Peter Strzok is the perfect example of it. He led both the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio Trump, Biden court Black business owners in final election sprint The power of incumbency: How Trump is using the Oval Office to win reelection MORE investigation and until recently the Mueller investigation. This is a guy who has corrupt political motives. We now know it. The Congress has the emails, but he is the tip of the iceberg. There are others, especially Andrew Weissmann and, as you pointed out, Jeannie Rhee."

Hannity, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE, has made the investigators' texts and emails a central theme of his program this week.

Hannity Wednesday night called the Mueller investigation into possible Russian collusion with Trump campaign associates "something you would see in a banana republic."

Fox News's Laura Ingraham reported on Wednesday night that Rhee was hired by Mueller this past summer to work on the probe.

"She formerly worked in the Obama Justice Department as a deputy assistant attorney general in the office of legal counsel — offering advice to the administration," according to

Trump has weighed in on the Mueller controversy as well recently, retweeting several reports over the weekend.