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Rep. Louie Gohmert: 'Too Many' FBI Agents, DOJ Officials Need to Be Investigated

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By    |   Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:45 AM

A number of officials in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department need to be investigated, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Thursday on "Fox & Friends."

"There are too many FBI agents and too many DOJ officials that need to be investigated," Gohmert said.

The congressman was one of a group of 13 Republicans in the House of Representatives who Wednesday said that a special counsel would be of "utmost importance to ensure that these historic, legendary, and necessary agencies move forward more respected and effective than ever before."

Gohmert said that he wanted to make a distinction between the need for those investigations and an investigation into judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) court.

"I don't believe we need a second counsel to look into the FISA courts. The FISA judges, if they had any modicum of self-respect for their courts, not just themselves, their courts, they would have already a long time ago called the lawyers in and put somebody in jail for committing a fraud upon the court," Gohmert said, referring to allegations of FISA abuse in warrants to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

The president could appoint a special counsel to do the investigation into allegations about James Comey favoring Hillary Clinton, among other issues, Gohmert noted.

"All of that needs to be investigated, and it involves DOJ and FBI. That needs a special counsel to do that," he said.

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