On Thursday, disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” to discuss his new book entitled “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” with Scott Pelley. This story was reported by my colleague, Streiff, here. McCabe threw hopefully soon to be former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein under the bus by confirming that, during a DOJ meeting held on May 16, 2017, Rosenstein spoke seriously about invoking the 25th Amendment to oust President Trump from office and had proposed the idea of wearing a wire to record his conversations with the President.
McCabe claimed Rosenstein told the group he had looked into the criteria required to invoke the 25th amendment and learned that 8 out of the President’s 15 cabinet members must be willing to declare that he was unfit for office. According to McCabe, “Mr. Rosenstein suggested that he might have supporters in the Attorney General and secretary of Homeland Security.” It’s worth noting that Trump’s mistrust and disappointment in former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for which he has been widely criticized, may have been justified. Also, the current secretary of Homeland Security at that time was General John F. Kelly. Kirstjen Nielsen succeeded him in December 2017 when Kelly took over his duties as White House Chief of Staff.
When news of this meeting was reported by the New York Times last fall, Rosenstein at first denied he had discussed wearing a wire at all. Then, he admitted he had made the remarks, but said his comments had been made facetiously. McCabe alleges that, on the contrary, Rosenstein had been serious.
As of Thursday night, there is a new sheriff in town. Newly minted Attorney General William Barr is in a position to either initiate a serious and comprehensive investigation into the conspiracy perpetrated by a group of unelected but extremely powerful officials perched at the top levels of the Department of Justice and the FBI or to bury it. We hope he will choose the former.
Although the pace was slow, Republican led House and Senate committees last year unearthed compelling and mounting evidence of the left’s organized attempt to first torpedo Trump’s candidacy and once elected, his presidency. Despite their determined attempts to withhold incriminating information from Congressional Republicans, some pretty damning information was revealed about the activities of the deep state.
Starting at 6:00 in the video above, Sean Hannity presents a timeline of the actions taken to delegitimize the President. Hannity begins with the FBI’s efforts to scuttle the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server which allowed classified government information to be transmitted over unsecure channels during her tenure as Secretary of State. He discusses both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Uranium One deal. Then, he details the actions which triggered the FBI’s counterintelligence investigations and the Mueller probe.
In the following excerpt from his interview with Scott Pelley, McCabe explains why he ordered the FBI to open the second, lesser known counterintelligence investigation of Trump in the aftermath of Comey’s firing.
Andrew McCabe: I was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency and won the election for the presidency, and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage. And that was something that troubled me greatly.
Scott Pelley: How long was it after that that you decided to start the obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president?
McCabe: I think the next day I met with the team investigating the Russia cases and I asked the team to go back and conduct an assessment to determine where are we with these efforts and what steps do we need to take going forward.
I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion, that were I removed quickly or reassigned or fired that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.
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’ve made that decision.
These are the statements of a man who was fired from the FBI for his “lack of candor.” He was found to have lied four times to investigators from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ team. McCabe is currently the subject of a criminal investigation. To quote Rep. Ilhan Omar’s statement to Eliot Abrams, “I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful.”
McCabe offers no evidence, he only mentions this man “who might have done so (won the election) with the aid of the government of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage.” Is this all that’s required to accuse the President of the United States of a crime?
The truth is, and this has been confirmed in Congressional testimony by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, that the FBI had no evidence of wrongdoing by Trump in July 2016 when they opened their initial counterintelligence investigation, and no evidence of wrongdoing when they opened the second one in May 2017. Page also confirmed that there still was no evidence of a crime when Mueller was appointed to the special counsel in May 2017.
Let me repeat: The FBI had no evidence that Trump had committed wrongdoing, but opened two investigations anyway. Rosenstein had no evidence either, but appointed a Special Counsel to investigate the President.
Will the real criminals, Comey, McCabe, Stzrok, Page, Rosenstein, Ohr, Yates, Clapper, Brennan, Mueller, Weismann, Hillary and Bill Clinton and all of the others who facilitated this coup attempt against the President, finally get Roger-Stoned?
It’s your call, Mr. Barr.