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 RosensteinDOJ kept investigators from completing probe of Trump ties to Russia: report Five takeaways from final Senate Intel Russia report FBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book 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 SessionsTrump's policies on refugees are as simple as ABCs Ocasio-Cortez, Velázquez call for convention to decide Puerto Rico status White House officials voted by show of hands on 2018 family separations: report 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 NunesSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Sunday shows preview: With less than two months to go, race for the White House heats up Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington 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 TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally 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 SchiffTop Democrats call for DOJ watchdog to probe Barr over possible 2020 election influence Overnight Defense: Top admiral says 'no condition' where US should conduct nuclear test 'at this time' | Intelligence chief says Congress will get some in-person election security briefings Overnight Defense: House to vote on military justice bill spurred by Vanessa Guillén death | Biden courts veterans after Trump's military controversies 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."