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Schumer Dismisses GOP Attacks on FBI as 'Self-Serving Paranoia'

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By    |   Thursday, 25 January 2018 02:43 PM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday that the accusations being made by Republicans against the FBI are "delusional" and "paranoid," The Hill reports.

"Since this investigation has started, our nation has had to endure conspiracy after conspiracy from the right wing, Republican congressmen, senators and of course the right-wing press, which acts in total cahoots," Schumer said from the Senate floor.

In recent weeks, Republican senators like Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., have pointed to two FBI agents connected to the investigation into President Donald Trump's campaign as examples of bias within the agency. Johnson in particular pointed to a text message about a "secret society," which may have been a private joke, as evidence.

"Republican members of this body, I am ashamed to say, picked up on casual texts sent between FBI agents to say that there is a 'secret society' at the Department of Justice — without a shred of evidence."

He added that Republicans are pushing "conspiracy theories with virtually no fact. Paranoia, delusion — why?"

Schumer then appeared to single out Johnson for his comments on the investigation.

"I saw the senator ... propagating this on television this morning," he said. "It looked delusional. It looked paranoid. What began as an attempt to discredit the investigator has now devolved into delusional, self-serving paranoia."

He concluded by warning that "the Republican attacks on the credibility of the FBI and DOJ are playing right into [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's hands. They constitute an attack on democracy itself."

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday that the accusations being made by Republicans against the FBI are "delusional" and "paranoid," The Hill reports.
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