There are a lot of things that we have seen in the Clinton campaign effort to smear President Donald Trump that have been troubling. On top of that, it’s been concerning that people haven’t been held to account for what was done. The latest in that saga was Michael Sussmann being found not guilty on Monday on the charge of lying to the FBI.
But Tucker Carlson ran an astonishing claim from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Monday night. According to Gaetz, he and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) received information that the FBI had maintained a secure work environment inside Perkins Coie — the law firm where Michael Sussmann used to be a partner and with whom he used to represent the Clinton campaign.
BREAKING: In response to a letter sent by Rep. Matt Gaetz and @Jim_Jordan, Perkins Coie, the legal arm of the DNC and Hillary Clinton, admits they have been operating an FBI workspace in their Washington, D.C. office since 2012. pic.twitter.com/D2k19wQ2n5
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 1, 2022
Oh, that isn’t concerning at all.
According to the letter from Perkins Coie in response to Gaetz and Jordan’s letter, the law firm has maintained that space for more than a decade going back to 2012. Carlson claimed that the workspace was still in operation today. Gaetz claimed it was Sussmann who was also “operating this secure work environment.” “What reason would there be for that?” Gaetz asked. “And what leverage would the Perkins law firm have over the FBI, given this work they’re doing together?”
Gaetz said he was “making demands” on Christopher Wray, the FBI Director, “immediately” to explain what was going on here, because Gaetz said it was not at all normal. Gaetz said that the Democratic Party, which has employed Perkins Coie for many years, shouldn’t have this special access to the FBI.
It’s not clear what is being referenced here and we’ll have to hear what the FBI and Perkins Coie have to say about this. But if there is such a space, that raises questions given the close relationship of the law firm and the Democratic Party because the FBI is supposed to be maintaining objectivity as one of the chief law enforcement arms in this country. We’ve had a lot of questions about that when it comes to the Russia probe. Is there an explanation here for this space? I’d like to hear it.
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