Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt: ‘Pretty scary that Americans can’t trust the FBI,’ according to poll

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Screen capture … Fox News poll, May 11-14, 2019 … Credit: Fox News

“That’s pretty scary that we can’t trust the FBI,” Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt said while sharing results from a Fox News poll showing less than a third of Americans hold the view that the FBI did not break the law as the Russia investigation got underway.

It’s also pretty scary that almost a third of those polled are that oblivious to current news headlines, keeping their heads in the sand and simply trusting that all is well in J. Edgar Hooverville.

“There was a Fox News poll and folks were asked how likely intelligence agencies like the FBI broke the law to investigate President Trump,” Earhardt said during “Fox & Friends” on Friday. Showing the graphic, she said, “Look at that — 58% said extremely, very, or somewhat, and only 31% said not at all.”

The poll counted 24% of voters responding that intelligence agencies broke the law to investigate President Trump and his campaign … about one in four are paying attention. Another 14% said it was very likely and 20% said it was somewhat likely. Altogether, 78% are no longer closing their eyes and trusting the feds to lawfully take care of business.

The poll of registered voters was taken between May 11 and May 14. The margin of error was plus or minus three percentage points.

Earhardt differentiated between officials in the field and those pulling the strings in the swamp. “That’s pretty scary, that we can’t trust the FBI. I’m not saying anything about the field offices. We know there are a lot of amazing people that work for the FBI as investigators,” she said.

What does it take to reach the blissfully unaware? If you’re going to vote, you ought to be required to maintain a certain level of cognition with regard to current events, among other things.

To this point, there are no fewer than three federal probes in process looking into the origins of the Russia hoax.

Last week, Attorney General William Barr appointed a hardcore U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to investigate the discredited Russia investigators.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is scrutinizing FISA court abuses that resulted in federal spying on the 2016 Trump campaign.

The third investigation into the Russia probe is being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Huber.

Video by Fox News

Earlier last week, Rep. Steve Scalise appeared on “America’s Newsroom” and said that the DOJ is “serious about cleaning house within the FBI. I think you’re seeing the Justice Department go on offense to say ‘let’s clean up the bad apples,'” Scalise told host Bill Hemmer.

“Most of the FBI agents we know do great work for our country, but there were some who were politically motivated and carrying out their job not in what was best for the country, but in what was best to pursue their own political agenda and there is absolutely no place for that within the FBI,” he continued.

“It was clear there were people at the FBI that didn’t want Donald Trump to be elected president and using their position to try to stop him. That cannot be tolerated in America. This is not how we run our country,” said Scalise.


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