Former White House Press Secretary speaks out following FBI raid of Trump resort’They say Banana Republic? I think it’s an understatement because it really feels like we’re there and beyond,’ McEnany said.
Posted BY: Kelen McBreen
Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany joined “Hannity” on Fox News Monday night to give her take on the unprecedented FBI raid of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
“What a dark, dark day for justice, which is supposed to be blind but looks overtly political here,” McEnany told Fox host Sean Hannity.
She continued, “The Presidential Records Act, as Jonathan Turley noted, is not used criminally; we haven’t seen this. But, look back in time at what the FBI and the DOJ did, let’s say with Paul Manafort where Foreign Agent Registration comes along and his associate Robert Gates. Then it’s used aggressively.”
The foreign agent registration used to take down Manafort was previously only used to criminally prosecute an individual 7 times in fifty years.
“The Logan Act, I talked about this all the time from the podium, about Michael Flynn,” the former White House press secretary said. “This was a never-before-used act, never used to successfully prosecute anyone but used as a pretext by the FBI to come in and entrap Michael Flynn right there in the West Wing, right where my office was several years later.”
McEnany added, “This is very scary. There is a trend. Never-before-used statutes used in a fashion to go after who? Political enemies, Donald Trump’s national security advisor, Donald Trump’s campaign manager and then the former president of the United States himself. Wow! They say Banana Republic? I think it’s an understatement because it really feels like we’re there and beyond.”
Tuesday morning, McEnany co-hosted the Fox News show “Outnumbered” where she again told viewers the statutes being used to go after Trump, Flynn and Manafort have either rarely or never been used to criminally prosecute Americans.