There’s a new report by the Axios website, claiming that embattled (and rightly so) Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was not fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions only because FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign if he were fired, setting off a media firestorm.

First of all, I am immediately suspicious of any story citing anonymous sources inside the Trump White House. Also any story that claims Trump didn’t do something out of fear that the media would attack him, which is a given, 24/7, no matter what he does.

But McCabe should have been removed or resigned long ago, if only for the appearance of impropriety of him being involved in the investigations of Hillary’s emails or Trump’s campaign after his wife’s Democratic Congressional campaign received $700,000 from a political fund run by longtime Clinton crony, Terry McAuliffe (he claims he only became involved after she lost, so there was no conflict of interest). The revelation in private FBI texts (you know, the ones that haven’t been “lost”) of a meeting in “Andy’s office” (presumably McCabe’s) where there were alleged discussions of an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency should have put the final coffin nail in his FBI career.

But only under Trump could the media accuse the President of trying to obstruct justice by firing people who seemed to be conspiring to obstruct justice themselves. At least McCabe is set to retire in March, and like so many before him who have been suspected of abusing power, he’ll reach the finish line with a full pension provided by taxpayers.

Meanwhile, Democrats continue their latest ridiculous charge against Republicans, that in questioning the ever-more-obvious and odious activism at the top levels of the FBI, Republicans are showing disrespect for rank-and-file federal law enforcement officers. I, and most other Republicans, have the highest regard for the honest, hard-working career agents of the FBI. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to hear reports this week that they are privately expressing even more fury than I am at the abuse, politicization and rank unprofessionalism of the partisan hacks who have been running their agency over the past few years, and who have consequently run its spotless reputation into the mud.

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  • jack macdonald

    01/29/2018 01:36 PM

    McCabe should not have been allowed to resign and receive a pension funded by taxpayers. I for one think he should be in jail for attempting to sabotage the electoral process. He was far more dangerous to this process than the Russians making him a traitor to the constitution he swore to uphold. Why do we keep rewarding the criminal behavior of these sleazebags? Sessions should be fired for not firing him! jack

  • jack macdonald

    01/27/2018 05:05 PM

    FULLY AGREE WITH MR DEMING. WE NEED A FIREBRAND HEADING UP THE DOJ AND SESSIONS CERTAINLY DOESN'T FIT THAT DESCRIPTION. I EXPECTED MORE FROM HIM. HE LEADS FROM BEHIND LIKE ANOTHER LOSER WE REMEMBER. NO WAY MCCABE DESERVES A PENSION. I WOULD FEEL A LOT BETTER IF TRUMP WOULD FIRE HIM, WRAY, ROSENSTEIN, SESSIONS, AND MUELLER ALL IN ONE FELL SWOOP. THAT WOULD CONSTITUTE A GOOD START ON DRAINING THE SWAMP.

  • Bruce Deming

    01/26/2018 11:58 PM

    If Wray is gonna quit if Sessions fires McCabe, let him. It's obvious he doesn't want to work without him. What's he gonna in March when McCabe retires, resign? I think Trump should fire all three of them. Sessions has been nothing but a HUGE disappointment, and now he doesn't want the memo released? What's he doing, trying to protect democrats? He says he has investigations going on Clinton or the Clinton's, but nothing every happens. Personally, I've completely run out of patience with him, he's had a year and absolutely nothing has been done, about anything. He threatened CA with arrests of officials who support sanctuary policies, but that didn't happen. Ice was supposed to make a large increase in it's presence in CA, but I haven't heard anything about that either. I think Trump should fire 10% of the DOJ and the FBI, by salary, top down. If the obstruction doesn't stop, then dump another 10%, plus the new hires. This has gotten so ridiculous, I don't think either agency should get paid without results. I'm pretty sure Jeff Sessions is a RINO. Trump is doing great on many fronts, but draining the swamp isn't working out so well.

  • Carolyn J Blue

    01/24/2018 10:45 AM

    Great commentary Governor! And as usual I totally agree with you!

  • Rhoda mcdonald

    01/23/2018 10:53 PM

    Honestly, does Jeff Sessions do anything?Captcha