Robert Mueller And Company Should Be Locked Up, Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Says

FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013. Alex Wong/Getty Images

A Fox News host has suggested the FBI and Department of Justice should undergo a "cleansing" that would see special counsel Robert Mueller and a number of other staffers "locked up."

Jeanine Pirro said there was corruption in the department and bureau that necessitated investigation, blaming Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey and other figures for what she described as "the stench coming out of the Justice Department and the FBI."

"There is a cleansing needed in our FBI and our Department of Justice," she said in the opening statement on her Saturday night show. "It needs to be cleansed of individuals who should not just be fired but who need to be taken out in handcuffs."

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She added, "There have been times in our history when corruptions and lawlessness were so pervasive that examples had to be made. This is one of those times."

Pirro was not shy about suggesting a number of people should be imprisoned. "I for one am tired of investigations, politicians posturing. Something more has to be done. The stench coming out of the DOJ and FBI is like that of a Third World country where money and boys and clubs decide elections."

She added, "It's time to take them out, in cuffs."

Fox News's Jeanine Pirro says there's corruption in the Department of Justice and the FBI due to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Fox News

The Fox News host also suggested there should be "handcuffs for Andrew McCabe, deputy director of the FBI." She also cited Peter Strzok, the bureau's deputy head of counterintelligence, and a number of others whom she suggested had helped Hillary Clinton avoid charges in the investigation into her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Pirro, a longtime supporter and sometime confidante of the president, previously told Trump he should appoint a special counsel to investigate Clinton during a private meeting in the Oval Office.

At the November 1 meeting between Trump and Pirro, the TV host also hit out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to investigate Clinton, including her role in the Uranium One deal while secretary of state, The New York Times reported at the time.

Pirro said in a statement to the Times that she had made comments about Sessions's Department of Justice publicly on previous occasions.

"Everything I said to President Trump is exactly what I've vocalized on my show, Justice With Jeanine," Pirro told the paper.