Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Saturday mocked former FBI agent Peter Strozok after he called her out for selling “defund the FBI” t-shirts online following Monday’s FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
Strozok, who used to work in counter-terrorism, discussed the impact of anti-FBI rhetoric from Republican lawmakers following the search.
“At the end of the day you go home to news; you go home to family, you go home to neighbors. The people that you’re talking to on a day-to-day basis are listening to the news and hearing these things,” he said during an interview on MSNBC.
“There’s no way, however hard you try and just focus on the work in front of you, that you’re not hearing about Marjorie Taylor Greene selling t-shirts to defund the FBI, you’re not hearing Senators suggesting the FBI goes into a search site and maybe planted evidence, just because that’s what the FBI does. There’s no way this isn’t creeping around the edges of the conversation of the awareness of all the good men and women of the FBI.”
Strozok then condemned Greene for selling “Defund the FBI” t-shirts online.
Greene, who on Tuesday suggested the FBI could have “planted ‘evidence’ against President Trump”, fired back on Twitter on Saturday morning, writing: “Sounds like Peter’s neighbors are fans of mine.
“Peter should hear what all the people in my district say about him and the Russian Collusion hoax that cost taxpayers over $32 million dollars. You’re a size large, right Peter?”
Sounds like Peter’s neighbors are fans of mine.
Peter should hear what all the people in my district say about him and the Russian Collusion hoax that cost taxpayers over $32 million dollars.
You’re a size large, right Peter? pic.twitter.com/8vonBzrNN6
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 13, 2022
Some of the material at Trump’s home was feared to contain confidential information about America’s nuclear weapons program, according to multiple reports.
The FBI removed eleven sets of documents from Mar-a-Lago after Monday’s raid. Some of the papers recovered were marked “TS/SCI”, meaning they could cause “exceptionally grave” harm to U.S. national security if they fell into the wrong hands.