Ari Fleischer: FBI Bought ‘Every Worst Case Argument’ About Trump, ‘Believed It the Way a Partisan Believes it”

Former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer slammed the FBI and former FBI officials on Fox News Wednesday morning, calling out the agency for investigating based on political “animus” against Trump instead of unbiased facts.

“People make things up about people in politics. You would think the FBI would be immune from that at the top level,” Fleischer told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum. “I think the FBI bought in on every worst scenario, worst case argument about Donald Trump, and they believed it the way a partisan believes it, not the way a neutral fact-finding law enforcement officer should believe it.”

Fleischer said reporters were being negligent in asking former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe whether there was a counter intelligence investigation and not whether he told other FBI officials that he had considered using the 25th amendment to impeach President Donald Trump.

“When people ask him that question, they’re missing the bigger picture, the absolute inappropriate behavior of Andy McCabe, James Comey and anyone else who participated in a discussion about removing a duly elected president using the 25th amendment,” said Fleischer. “This is the bad behavior going on at the top of the FBI. And what concerns me the most.”

Fleischer said he had witnessed McCabe’s attitude of blind loyalty to former FBI Director James Comey firsthand, when he had slightly criticized Comey during a car ride to an FBI counterterrorism training event that he was supposed to give.

“Andy McCabe, I was literally in an FBI car on my way to the event, McCabe told the car to drop me off because I criticized Comey mildly. He was so defensive about James Comey he actually canceled the terrorism training of an event and told him pull over and let him out,” he recalled. “That’s Andy McCabe for you,” he added, noting McCabe’s priority of protecting Comey “at all costs.”

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Rips Richard Branson’s Venezuela Benefit Concert: ‘Don’t Politicize Aid’

Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters ripped Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson’s Venezuela ‘Aid Live’ show, as he accused the benefit concert of politicizing humanitarian aid and demanded the country be allowed “self-determination.”

“[The concert] it has nothing to do with the needs of the Venezuelan people, it has nothing to do with Democracy, it has nothing to do with freedom, and it has nothing to do aid,” Waters said in a video shared on social media. “It has to do with Richard Branson — and I’m not surprised by this — having bought the U.S. saying, ‘We have decided to take over Venezuela, for whatever our reasons may be.’”

“Do we really want Venezuela to turn in to another Iraq or Syria or Libya?” He added. “I don’t and neither do the Venezuelan people.”

Waters also noted on Twitter that “the Red Cross and the UN, unequivocally agree, don’t politicize aid. Leave the Venezuelan people alone to exercise their legal right to self determination.”

Branson’s Venezuelan charity event is based on the Ethiopia ‘Live Aid’ telethons widely popular in the 1980s, but has faced criticism from those who believe it is being used to boost America’s claim that Juan Guaidó is the rightful president, not Nicolás Maduro who has led the country since 2013.

The concert will be thrown in a Columbian town right by the Venezuelan border and features a number of popular Latin artists — though, the act that might be most recognizable to American audiences is the Swedish disc jockey Alesso.

Branson’s team released the following statement denying Waters’s characterization of the show: “Richard is helping them to raise awareness of the crisis in Venezuela and raise much needed funds through this event. This is not a political statement and the U.S. is not involved in any aspect of this.”

Watch the clip above, via Twitter.

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