MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Explains Trump's Thoroughly Corrupt Idea for Transforming the Justice Department

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President Donald Trump's consistent and strident attacks on the Justice Department suggest not only a frustration with its current leadership but a desire to completely undermine the purpose of the institution, according to MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace.

Wallace made her case for the president's corrupt view of the department's purpose Friday on her show "Deadline: White House."

"There's something so profoundly disturbing about the frame," she said. "The frame we should all stare at... is that this president wants exactly what he described to the New York Times in an interview at Mar-a-Lago. He wants 'his guys,' he wants his Roy Cohn, running the U.S. Department of Justice."

Evan McMullin, a former intelligence officer and presidential candidate, agreed.

"Effectively, what the President's saying is he doesn't want an actual Department of Justice," McMullin said. "He wants a phony Department of Justice that protects him and goes after his political rivals. That is exactly what you'll find in any third-rate, third- world dictatorship, banana republic around the world,"

Watch the clip below:

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