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 RosensteinLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Nadler's House committee holds a faux hearing in search of a false crime House Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe 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."

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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 reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' 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 NunesWe've lost sight of the real scandal Twitter won't disclose who's running parody accounts being sued by Devin Nunes Nunes campaign drops lawsuit against constituents who accused him of being a 'fake farmer' 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 TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' 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 SchiffTimeline: The Trump whistleblower complaint Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts Trump asked Ukraine president to investigate Biden's son eight times in one phone call: reports 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."