Trump supporters are still banging the drums to fire Mueller and “purge” the FBI. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, tells you why you need to be worried. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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“Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL) raised a few eyebrows today when he said there needs to be a “purge” at the FBI in order to remove the “deep state” bureaucrats working to undermine President Donald Trump.

Rooney gave an interview to MSNBC where he spoke of government agencies that “don’t respect the Constitution” and are not living up to their standards. Hallie Jackson pressed Rooney on his “broad brush” remarks, and she asked if he was trying to discredit the Justice Department in light of the recent controversies revolving around the special investigations on Russia.

Rooney’s response:

“I don’t want to discredit them. I would like to see the directors of those agencies purge it and say, ‘look, we’ve got a lot of great agents, a lot of great lawyers here,’ those are the people that I want the American people to see and know the good works being done, not these people who are kind of the deep state.”

Jackson followed up on Rooney’s use of term “purge,” though he defended himself by citing Peter Strzok, the FBI agent Robert Mueller pulled away from the Russia special investigation due to his pro-Clinton, anti-Trump sentiments.”

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We the People United · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Cenk "noone is above the law?" Mueller and the next top 3 guys under him were all involved in Uranium one with Hillary, Reid, Obama, the BLM and, a slew of others. We have the paper trail of evidence. Who actually bought or stole the land in Nevada, the BLM helped with the strong arm robberies. It's what lead to the Bundy standoff. We have documented proof of treason. Now, you want to let these same criminals plant something on Trump because you will get what you want. You recieved money from Soros to say the things you say which makes you a shitbag in my opinion.

zappy008 · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

chunk yogurt is a womanising drunk who sold his morals for 20 million anyone who listens to this assclown is very low on the food chain

bigdogstatus83 · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

CENK! This video is so dishonest! That guy NEVER said he wants to purge the FBI and CIA. He said he wants to purge the people in it, whether democrats or republicans, that are biased! and tried to affect the election and the investigation!!! YOU ARE TOTALLY DISHONEST AND DID NOT SHOW THE ENTIRE VIDEO!!! NOT SURPRISED ONE BIT.

Namalthus · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

EH! CENK!!! what kind of asshole you are!!…they don't want to purge those who investigate Trump…they want unbiased people to do so…it's not a Democracy??? how would you consider it if you had to be judge for your horrible comment against woman and those investigating were angry feminist?… so NO i will not give anymore money, not to an asshole who obviously misleading his audience into acting for something they will regret.

everything until this point (RUSSIA!!!) has been a big joke run by the Democrats. So why not burst their bubble now! let the world see how bad the corporate Democrats are. The progressive movement will win so much more. but no… you seem to like sitting on the corporate dick yourself…

phantasmo9998 · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Nobody is above the law? Ok I agree, let's send Hillary to prison then. Obama too while we're at it, and let's the end the investigation of Trump that has no evidence what so ever.

Toxic-Pop · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Firing people is something that happens all the time. It's not wrong and it doesn't make Trump a dictator. And you can't impeach him for it.

Drew Thompson · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

He's draining the swamp, stop your bitching cenk.

Chris R · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Even I, being a liberal, can see that the people investigation Trump are heavily biased against him and have deep connections to Clinton/Obama. No one is saying the matter shouldn’t be investigated, but let the right people do it! You make it seem like anyone making legitimate objections are against democracy. If no one is above the law then you should be outraged that Clinton isn’t in prison because you know the “no intent” thing is crap and people have been jailed for less. Where is your outrage about that?

Apex Tyrannis · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

America is not a democracy, America is a REPUBLIC!

Wood Chisel · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

tyt just as dishonest as fox!

Nicko D · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Wow Cenk is stupid.

USEXPAT · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Genk's 20 million $ payoff goes to paying him to deceive his brainless subhuman audience.

Jim Pickering · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Hey Turk where did you get your brains from
a corn flakes box

Gary Esposito · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

trump is the ultimate Alpha-Male…Republican types love to be Dominated.

Tom Berry · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

The top ten political figures can't be purged anyway

AR15fan · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

So Cenk is Pro-Deep State and is all for the Swamp in D.C. not surprising since he is a greasy Turk.

Simpleraven Raven · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Talk like this show that the US may be a democracy some day.

cyberbob19 · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

We are staring into the face of an approaching dictatorship.
"Purge" is what dictators do when they are opposed by anyone.
"Purge" is a word which reveals a wish to murder people.
By putting "purge" out shows an attempt to circumvent the law by threatening violence.
Threatening violence is by itself a prosecutable offense which violates the law and requires immediate justice.
Who is being arrested for advocating purge violence?????

arithsem is alive . . . · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Hey ma Get your baseball bats and mask were having a purge

Ryan Matthews · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Progressives defending the very real deep state. The very same deep state that will be Trump's in another 3 years…… Consistency please. Legit investigation…. What is the legit probable cause or reasonable suspicion?

Andrew Brent · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

It is the responsibility of every citizen to form and hold political views. Our entire democracy is based on an educated populace casting informed votes in elections. FBI agents are citizens and have the same privilege and responsibility to hold private political views. The reasoning behind this attack on the FBI would lead to mass disqualification of public servants in all offices where unbiased performance of duties is required. Maybe we should remove Supreme Court Justices for their private political views? Of course not. And neither should we purge the FBI for the political views of its agents.

Justin Hernandez · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Yes, I agree, we need to purge them. They have been proven to be biased. If there is an innate bias, it is a conflict of interest. This current investigation is unlawful, given they have been proven to be on a personal vendetta against the president.

Mark12 Strang · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

The FBI has been involved in a dirty war against several civil rights group and the liberals believe the investigation against Trump is by the book.

Mark12 Strang · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Liberals would love to purge the USA of all Republicans and Conservatives.

King Lam · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Chairman Mao would love Rooney. 🙁

Dean Ellis · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Any asshole that use the term “deep state” should be immediately laughed at and then ignored. 9/10 people can’t even give a legitimate definition of the term and who it comprises. Same with the “swamp”. Dumb regurgitated right-wing talking points, no substance.

jack johnson · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

There WILL BE A PURGE….it has already started…but the worse is yet to come. When the IG`s report hits it`s ALL OVER for the Clinton Cartel and Mueller`s investigation.

American Citizen · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

You are a tool. Dictators? Who voted in the Patriot act?

American Citizen · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

No one's above the law, investigate trump not hillary fu c k you!

American Citizen · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Turk you a tool.

R. McBride · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Purge? PURGE!?!?!?!? Channeling Uncle Joe Stalin, are we??

Rooney is a brash nitwit. He hasn't even been in his position long enough to get the seat warm, yet he is spouting off about the FBI and the Justice Dept., which he knows zero about and has zero knowledge of how the whole thing works.

Mark Lapworth · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Its becoming easier and easier to identify the Quislings in the House supporting the Russian Faust in the CessHouse.

laughingboy9000 · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Resign Cenk

Mike Samra · December 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

The FBI is crooked as hell. THey proved this when Loretta lynch met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac and told Jim Comey to call the investigation a matter and not a crime. We also saw the extreme bias with Peter Stroyk texting to his mistress that he will do what he can to see that Trump shouldn't get elected and Hilary should win 1 zillion to nothing. You then have all these Clinton donors running the investigation and we are supposed to think it is fair? GTFOH! If they impeach Trump over some nonsense,it will crash the economy. We saw evidence of that when the MSM lied and said that Trump told Manafort to talk to Russia.. It dropped the Stock Market 350 points in one day and had it kept going,it may have crashed the market. This is how dangerous these lies can be.

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