Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has advocated for the imprisonment of Democrats and media figures following the sentencing of former FBI official Charles McGonigal.
McGonigal, a key figure in launching the Trump-Russia probe, received a sentence of over four years for violating sanctions on Russia. Newsweek reported on Saturday, December 16, that McGonigal, a 22-year FBI veteran, played a crucial role in initiating the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
His recent sentencing is related to violating sanctions by assisting a Russian oligarch. Despite McGonigal’s involvement, the subsequent Mueller investigation found no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia during the 2016 election.
In response to McGonigal’s sentence, Representative Greene voiced her opinion on social media, asserting that Democrats and their media allies should be held accountable, going so far as to suggest imprisonment. She criticized the handling of the Trump-Russia probe, stating, “These thugs and criminals need to be held accountable—even jailed—for what they did to Trump and our great country.”
Newsweek elaborated on Greene’s stance, highlighting her as a vocal ally of former President Donald Trump, and how she accused Democrats and the media of subjecting America to a challenging time with the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. She argued that the 22-month investigation, costing over $30 million, was an attempt to undermine Trump’s presidency.
In her social media post, Greene reiterated her denial of the legitimacy of the 2020 election and accused those with differing perspectives of wearing “blinders.” She called for action and accountability, claiming that Republicans want those responsible for the alleged misconduct to face consequences.
While former President Trump did not directly address McGonigal’s sentence, he reshared a post related to the news on his Truth Social account. In a previous post, he linked McGonigal’s arrest to the “Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX,” highlighting the FBI official’s alleged involvement.
Legal affairs editor Luke Zaleski responded to Greene’s call on social media, accusing her of attempting to undermine the Department of Justice’s prosecution of insurrectionists. Zaleski labeled Greene a “traitor” and a “Confederate soldier,” posing a growing threat to the rule of law.