Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo,, on Sunday said Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe must look at conversations that sound “an awful lot like a coup” and “could well be treason.”
In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Cheney pointed to texts exchanged by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that criticized President Donald Trump.
“When you have people that are in the highest echelons of the law enforcement of this nation saying things like that sounds an awful lot like a coup and it could well be treason and I think that we need to know more,” she said.
“What was [former FBI Director] Jim Comey's role in all this? These people reported to him. [Then-deputy director] Andy Mccabe reported to him. What was Comey's role in that.”
“Think about the fact that we had people that are at the highest levels of our law enforcement in this nation saying that they were going to stop a duly elected president of the united States, saying they needed an insurance policy against him,” she added.
“That is something that simply cannot happen. We have to have confidence in our law enforcement and the Attorney General has got to get to the bottom of what happened, how it was that those people were allowed to misuse and abuse their power that way.”