MSNBC hosts Matt Lauer and David Muir were caught in a bit of controversy Wednesday night, as NBC News aired an interview with a man who claimed to be a member of a “federal government” in a video from 2013.
In the clip, which was posted on YouTube by The Daily Caller, the man claims to be the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The man then makes a claim that he can use a “bulk of federal government money” to “take over the world.”
According to the Daily Caller: “I’m not a government official, I’m a conspiracy theorist, and I’m not the FBI, and if you don’t believe me, then you’re just a nut job.”
The FBI is the U.S. Department of Justice and is the agency that investigates conspiracy theories and acts to prevent them from spreading.
The FBI also investigates claims of voter fraud and other matters.
In a statement to the Washington Examiner, the agency said it was “extremely concerned” about the man’s claim, and that the agency was “investigating his claims.”
“The Department of Homeland Security does not comment on specific individuals,” the agency added.