There were "clearly" people in the FBI who were investigating both the Trump campaign and the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election, Sen. John Kennedy said Friday, adding that he believes Attorney General William Barr will get to to the bottom of what was going on.
"When Bill Barr issued his [Robert Mueller report] summary, you would have thought according to some of my Democratic friends it was the second coming of the Apocalypse," the Louisiana Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "It is clear to me that there were a handful of people at the FBI and maybe Justice who acted on their political beliefs in 2016. I think some of them put their thumb on the scale against (Donald) Trump. I think some might have put their thumb on the scale against (Hillary) Clinton."
The FBI is not supposed to act on political beliefs, Kennedy added. "and they don't need a hug and a cup of hot cocoa and told 'don't do it again,'" said Kennedy. "They need to be fired, and if necessary, prosecuted. You had a handful of bubbleheads that decided they were smarter and more virtuous than the American people and they were going to try to influence the election."
Meanwhile, Kennedy called on Democrats to leave Barr alone and let him do his job and release a redacted version of Mueller's report, but he warned that if "every third word is redacted and you can't make any sense out of it, I'll join them raising fresh hell. But that's not going to happen."
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