Right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, the conservative firebrand with white nationalist ties, said yesterday that she believed “it’s time to disband the FBI.”
Yesterday, Coulter called in for one of her regular slots with Boston radio host Howie Carr, whose show is syndicated by Newsmax TV. During Coulter’s guest slot, Carr brought up the fact that Coulter’s father was an FBI agent, and asked whether it was discouraged for FBI agents to “get themselves into potentially blackmailable situations.” Carr’s rhetorical question, of course, was a set-up for bringing up the fact that FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page—who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling—had an extramarital affair. A hostile question to Strzok about the affair from Rep. Louie Gohmert during a recent hearing before the House Judiciary Committee lit up the internet last week.
“Why was there no investigation of Strzok? Strzok just got promoted up through the ranks because he was such a rabid Democrat, even though he was violating every rule in the book,” Carr said.
Coulter responded, “It’s time to disband the FBI. This is not J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, which was so good that liberals are still hysterical over it.”
“You not only had to be a lawyer back then in order to be an FBI agent—as I think I’ve told you on your program before, it wasn’t strictly policy but J. Edgar Hoover … generally preferred Catholics and Mormons on the grounds that they were incorruptible,” Coulter continued.”They were very, very honest and you could trust them. And you didn’t really have a lot of trouble under Hoover. We were actually having an enemy in Russia then.” She also noted that back then, the agents “were all men.”
“I’m pretty sure Strzok is a Catholic, supposedly, but they’re not making Catholics like Pat O’Brien anymore,” Carr said.