Attorney General Bill Barr was right to accuse Justice Department prosecutors of launching politically motivated investigations because they are "unaccountable to anybody" and should be fired, former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland said Friday.
"They are like a bunch of woke teenagers who say 'we will go after who we want to go after,'" McFarland said on Fox News' Fox and Friends." "The attorney general said no, no, no, no, that's not your job here. Your job is to follow the law equally to Trump people and non-Trump people. You can't just pick and chose who you want to go after."
McFarland served under President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, one of several former Trump aides charged under former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
She said Friday that senior Justice Department officials abused their power against Trump and his administration because he said he was going to "drain the swamp."
"Who are they? They are the swamp," she added.
She also defended Barr against complaints he is acting as Trump's personal attorney.
"He is defending the Constitution," McFarland said. She pointed out that the attorney general's daughter suffered from cancer about 15 years ago, and after that, "everything else gets put into perspective."
"He doesn't care about his reputation," she said. "He doesn't care about currying favor. He doesn't want another job."
But in Washington, there are two sets of justice, and one of those is "injustice for the people in the Trump administration or the people who disagree with the woke Department of Justice," said McFarland.
Barr is also seeing changes in the drift and politicization of those in the department he ran about 20-55 years ago, she said, and that, for him, "is tough."
"Donald Trump was elected for a revolution," said McFarland. "He was elected to go against the Republican and Democrat establishment. The Washington establishment. The insiders ... the conservative people who support Donald Trump, they just want to go back to what the Constitution is."
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