MSNBC host slams GOP over FBI attacks: 'It's making me crazy'

MSNBC host slams GOP over FBI attacks: 'It's making me crazy'
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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace went after Republicans on Thursday over recent GOP attacks on the FBI, questioning why they would attack "Republican-led" law enforcement agencies.

Wallace, who served as White House communications director under former President George W. Bush, ripped Republicans for the "insurrection" against FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinDemocrats ask judge to force McGahn to comply with subpoena Democrats ask court to force DOJ's hand on Mueller grand jury materials Washington celebrates diplomacy — and baseball — at Meridian Ball MORE.

“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."


The MSNBC host accused Republicans 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 SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMedill dean 'deeply troubled by the vicious bullying and badgering' of student journalists Trump has considered firing official who reported whistleblower complaint to Congress: report Northwestern student paper apologizes for coverage of 'traumatic' Jeff Sessions event MORE, also a Trump appointee, are part of some grand conspiracy,” Wallace added.

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee sharply criticized the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesHere are the key players to watch at impeachment hearing Nunes pressed on Fox News about comparing impeachment inquiry to a 'coup' Republicans, Democrats brace for first public testimony in impeachment inquiry MORE (R-Calif.), and other Republicans this week after a Politico report revealed a group of House Republicans had been quietly meeting for weeks to investigate claims that the FBI mishandled a dossier containing unverified claims about President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE's ties to Russia.

"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," said Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGiuliani pens op-ed slamming 'unprecedented' impeachment inquiry Jim Jordan: Latest allegation of ignoring sexual misconduct is 'ridiculous' Democrats face make-or-break moment on impeachment MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee.

"It’s a pernicious thing to do that will ultimately inflict long-term damage on these institutions."