Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says FBI Officials “Perjured Themselves” and Should Face Accountability


Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. Cohen accused President Donald Trump of an expansive pattern of lies and criminality, offering a damning portrayal of life inside the president’s orbit. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times)

On this episode of Plain Talk, Congressman Kelly Armstrong talks about his efforts to hold the FBI accountable for their abuse and manipulation of the FISA court. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before a committee Armstrong serves on this week, and North Dakota’s at-large congressman thinks his findings deserve more public attention.

“They perjured themselves in front of a court,” Armstrong said of FBI officials who, per Horowitz, were shown to have doctored documents and made false statements to obtain a warrant to surveil the Trump campaign.

Armstrong also spoke about President Trump signing the new USMCA trade deal, the state of the nation’s economy, the on-going political fight over impeachment, and why Derek Jeter wasn’t a unanimous inductee to the Hall of Fame.

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