This is a “YUUUUUGE” story, to borrow a phrase, so I will write more about it in tomorrow morning’s newsletter. In the meantime, you must read about former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s interview with “60 Minutes” in which he – intentionally or not – knocks over the house of cards and admits there was a conspiracy within the FBI to undo the 2016 election and invoke the 25th Amendment (“unfit for office”) to remove President Trump before he could even get his Administration started.
Judging from his tone in the preview of the interview, and the fact that he’s promoting a book with the self-aggrandizing title of “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” I assume he wants us to believe that Trump is a threat to America on par with ISIS, and therefore, it’s the FBI’s responsibility to do anything possible to destroy him. This is on the pretext of it being vitally important to protect an investigation of alleged Russian collusion that we now know was launched using unverified Hillary Clinton oppo research dirt to obtain fraudulent FISA warrants. Is that really how the FBI protects us?
Do not let him flimflam you into forgetting that Trump is the duly-elected President of the United States and the FBI is supposed to work under him, not work to undermine him. It is their job to investigate crimes, not to invent crimes, conspire against elected officials or subvert our electoral process, and certainly not to act as a secret star chamber of judge, jury and executioner. That is the genuine threat to America.
Also worth a reminder: while McCabe no doubt hopes to wrap himself in the mantle of America’s heroic defender, just doing what he has to do, he is no more heroic or patriotic than Benedict Arnold, who no doubt saw his actions as heroic as well. McCabe was fired for being dishonest with the DOJ inspector general, a federal official, and unauthorized leaking. Yet he’s not been subjected to pre-dawn armed raids and multiple felony charges, as anyone associated with Trump’s campaign would be. Instead, McCabe got a lucrative book deal.
And considering current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denies as “inaccurate and factually incorrect” McCabe’s claim that he seriously and repeatedly offered to wear a wire to try to entrap Trump, someone must be lying. One of those someones is a former top FBI official who’s asking you to swallow his book about what a hero he is for conspiring against a duly-elected President, and the other someone is still, for some unfathomable reason, a top FBI official in charge of the very investigation that was set into motion by the incredibly tainted actions of both of these someones and their corrupt colleagues.
More on this tomorrow, in the meantime, here’s your homework for tonight: