I don’t care how you slice it, news of a major scandal has broke this morning.
You’ve probably seen former FBI brass Andrew McCabe’s face plastered everywhere online this morning.
That’s because of new revelations out today where he admits, essentially, to discussing a coup d’état against President Trump.
Against a sitting President, who was rightly and duly elected by the American people.
Who despite several hoax investigations has had NO CLAIM of any wrongdoing filed against him.
It reminds me so much of the famous quote from Pontius Pilate:
I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against Him.
Folks, they used to have a name for this kind of behavior: they called it sedition and treason!
Here's what the NY Times has reported:
Andrew G. McCabe, the former deputy F.B.I. director, said in an interview aired on Thursday that top Justice Department officials were so alarmed by President Trump’s decision in May 2017 to fire James B. Comey, the bureau’s director, that they discussed whether to recruit cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office.
The concerns about the president’s actions also prompted Mr. McCabe to order the bureau’s team investigating Russia’s election interference to expand their scope to also investigate whether Mr. Trump had obstructed justice by firing Mr. Comey. They also were to examine if he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.
Mr. McCabe’s remarks were made in an interview on “60 Minutes” scheduled to air on Sunday. He was promoting his memoir, “The Threat: How the F.B.I. Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” which will be released next week.
Mr. McCabe said he spoke to Mr. Trump just after Mr. Comey was fired, and the next day he met with the team investigating Russia’s election interference.
“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” Mr. McCabe said. “That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.”
On the eve of his retirement in March 2018, Mr. McCabe was fired by Jeff Sessions, the attorney general at the time, citing lack of candor.
“I wanted to make sure that our case was on solid ground and if somebody came in behind me and closed it and tried to walk away from it, they would not be able to do that without creating a record of why they made that decision,” Mr. McCabe said.
Trump Let Loose On Twitter, Firing Back:
Our President is 100% right, yet again!
Fox & Friends finally asked the elephant in the room question, asking point blank, "was this a coup attempt?" From the Daily Beast:
The president’s best morning Friends did not take CBS’s Thursday bombshell lying down.
The explosive report by 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley on This Morning—that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says top Department of Justice officials met to consider invoking the 25th Amendment on after the firing of James Comey—had the hosts of Fox & Friends questioning whether there was an illegal coup attempt to oust President Donald Trump.
“In your mind, were they trying to overthrow the government? Was this a coup?” an exasperated Brian Kilmeade asked noted Trump loyalist Rep. Devin Nunes(R-CA) after reading out some of the adapted excerpts from McCabe’s upcoming book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, which The Atlantic published this morning.
In a preview of his 60 Minutes interview, McCabe—who was abruptly fired from office last year, just days before he was eligible for federal retirement benefits and after a series of Twitter attacks by Trump—revealed he wanted to launch a Russia counterintelligence probe a day after speaking with the president in May 2017, one of the first conversations they had following the firing of Comey.
“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” McCabe said to host Scott Pelley in a clip from the interview, which will air Sunday. “That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.”
Nunes—the California Republican and former House Intel Committee leader who was the driving force to release a memo that alleged the FBI abused its authority to target a former Trump foreign-policy adviserjust before the election—condemned the investigation into the president under “false pretenses,” but didn’t agree with the Fox News host that the move was a rebellious effort.
The lawmaker, who said he was skeptical of “anyone who was hawking a book,” did not bring up the multiple revealed meetings between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government that took place during the presidential election.
“They were opening up a counterintelligence investigation into a political party based on dirt and research from another political party,” Nunes said. “That is something we should never do in this country. Every American should be outraged by this. This is buried by the mainstream media for years. This has gone on two years. It is absolutely absurd and now you have people hawking books over the thing.”
He added: “Any talk of the 25th Amendment is outrageous.”
And from The Hill:
"Are they trying to overthrow the government? Was this a coup?" Kilmeade asked Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Nunes did not directly respond to the question, but he accused the FBI of opening "a counterintelligence investigation into a political party based on dirt and opposition research from another political party.”
“It is something we should never do in this country," he said. "Every American should be outraged by this. This has been buried by the mainstream media for years now. This has gone on two years. It is absolutely absurd.”
The exchange came just hours after CBS aired a segment of an interview with McCabe in which the former official said he ordered an obstruction of justice probe into Trump immediately after ex-FBI Director James Comey’s firing.
McCabe, who spoke with "60 Minutes" ahead of the release of his book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump," said that he took the step in order to document and protect the Russia investigation due to concerns it may “vanish.”
“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” McCabe said. “That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace."
McCabe also said that top Justice Department officials discussed forming an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump out of office following Comey's dismissal in May 2017.