Fox's Bartiromo: DOJ, FBI, IRS, CIA 'were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump'

Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo said Monday that then-President Obama "politicized all of his agencies" in an effort "to take down Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' MORE."

"President Obama, basically, it appears to me, politicized all of his agencies: the [Department of Justice] DOJ, the FBI, the IRS, the CIA," Bartiromo said on her Fox Business program, "Mornings with Maria." 


"They were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump," she added.

She made the comments to Fox senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, who responded by referring to a tweet sent by former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanBrennan: Saudi denials of involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance 'ring hollow' Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request Mr. President, tear down the wall hiding those FISA abuses MORE

Brennan, now an NBC News and MSNBC contributor, on Sunday responded to an earlier Trump tweet demanding a DOJ investigation into whether or not "the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for political purposes."

Brennan warned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellEx-lawmaker urges Americans to publicly confront officials Manchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia Democrats slide in battle for Senate MORE (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPelosi, Schumer: Trump 'desperate' to put focus on immigration, not health care Trump urges Dems to help craft new immigration laws: ‘Chuck & Nancy, call me!' Sanders, Harris set to criss-cross Iowa MORE (R-Wis.) that they'll each "bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy" if they "continue to enable Mr. Trump's self-serving actions."

"One of the reasons, I think, that [former CIA Director] John Brennan’s tweet was so vicious in tone, was because he does not want this behavior exposed,” Napolitano said on Monday. “He probably was behind it — and in fairness to him, it went on long before he got there and will go on long after he is gone.”

Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinConservative rep slams Rosenstein's 'conflicts of interest' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Trump, Obama head to swing states with Senate majority in balance Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week MORE — who has been rumored for months to be on the president's chopping block — announced not long after Trump's tweet on Sunday that the Department of Justice Inspector General will launch an investigation into if politics were involved in the FBI investigation of Trump in 2016.