Veteran Republican strategist Ed Rollins said the ball was clearly tipped against Trump in Hillary Clinton's favor by the FBI and State Department in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On FOX News' Sunday Morning Futures with host Maria Bartiromo, Rollins said Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no reason not to be "fully engaged".
"You have to have a core of your own beliefs and you have to basically say I think there's a conflict of interest here, I think I'll step aside," Rollins said Sunday. "Unfortunately, the only person who stepped aside is Jeff Sessions who should be fully engaged. He has no reason not be fully engaged today as the Attorney General."
MARIA BARTIROMO, SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES: Your thoughts on the FISA memo, corruption at the top of the FBI, Ed Rollins?
ED ROLLINS: Well it's there, no question about it's there. And now you've seen the stuff with Sidney Blumenthal and others at the top of the FBI, apparently, stuff is going into the State Department that had no business being there. And I think they said it and I think it goes right to the top.
BARTIROMO: So they paid for the dossier and actually they wrote part of it, the Clintons. They even wrote part of it.
ROLLINS: It was the opposition research of the Democratic National Committee and her campaign and I think the idea for the FBI and the State Department to pick it up and run with it while investigating shows that they clearly were -- the ball was tipped against Trump and clearly in her favor...
BARTIROMO: Can anyone explain Jeff Sessions?
ROLLINS: No, I think he's just missing in action. I think he basically is a job he always wanted and he doesn't want to function. And I think the reality is the person who just resigned, the number three position is just a very important position and better be a Trump loyalist...
BARTIROMO: We're going to hear a lot more about Bruce Ohr. Bruce Ohr Was the number three Department of Justice official. His wife worked for Fusion GPS who put together the dossier. Nobody at the Department of Justice knew that Bruce Ohr's wife worked for Fusion GPS, I mean this is a joke.
ROLLINS: Well, you know, it's kind of high-level positions and I had the privilege of serving on some of them. You have to have a core of your own beliefs and you have to basically say I think there's a conflict of interest here, I think I'll step aside. Unfortunately, the only person who stepped aside is Jeff Sessions who should be fully engaged. He has no -- he has reason not be fully engaged today as the Attorney General and he is. But these other -- these other people who have been active -- did have conflicts and they weren't there.