Fox Business host Lou Dobbs said it's time to "clear out the rot" at the Justice Department and FBI, calling for a special appointment at the DOJ to carry out "fundamental cleansing and reform."
Dobbs made the comments Tuesday at the open of his "Lou Dobbs Tonight" show on Fox Business amid reports of a "secret society" within the FBI.
"It may be time to declare war outright against the deep state and clear out the rot at the upper levels of the FBI and the Justice Department," Dobbs began. "Yes, I said the rot.
"It is now obvious to all that what is needed is not mere change, but fundamental cleansing and reform," Dobbs said. "It's time to investigate the investigators and hold the corrupt accountable."
Dobbs never mentioned attorney general Jeff Sessions by name, but said that someone else should lead the cleanup effort at the DOJ, like former attorney general Mike Mukasey.
"The president should appoint someone respected and honorable … to oversee the Justice Department until it can be cleaned up," Dobbs said in his commentary.
Dobbs was reacting to the news that the FBI lost five months of texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page.
"The FBI and the DOJ have broken the public trust by destroying evidence, defying oversight and actively trying to bring down the Trump presidency," Dobbs said.
Dobbs' stinging rebuke also comes amid Sen. Ron Johnson's revelation of a secret society between FBI agents looking to undermine President Donald Trump.
"We've learned in the past two weeks that corruption is pervasive, it is deep and it is determined," Dobbs said. "To me, personally, it's sad … that droves of rank and file special agents and attorneys … haven't stepped forward to reveal the extent of that corruption."
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