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 TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff 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 BrennanTrump denies knowledge of Barr meeting in Italy, says it would be appropriate Krystal Ball defends praise of Yang: I am not 'a Russian plant' We need answers to questions mainstream media won't ask about Democrats 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 McConnellPatient advocates launch drug pricing ad campaign Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — House passes resolution rebuking Trump over Syria | Sparks fly at White House meeting on Syria | Dems say Trump called Pelosi a 'third-rate politician' | Trump, Graham trade jabs War of words at the White House MORE (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate 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 RosensteinTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Mueller rejoins DC law firm Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it 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.