By Jon Dougherty
Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is out hawking a new book in which he makes a number of stunning admissions.
According to excerpts of an upcoming “60 Minutes” interview, McCabe not only said he ordered the ‘obstruction of justice’ probe into POTUS Donald Trump, allegedly because he was “concerned” about ‘Russian collusion,’ but he also admitted that he was involved in “discussions” with the Justice Department to “remove” our duly-elected president under terms outlined in the 25th Amendment after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey over his pathetic handling of the Hillary Clinton classified email probe.
You may recall last year, someone leaked details to The New York Times of a plot discussed by McCabe, current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and others to send Rosenstein into POTUS’ office wearing a “wire,” with the objective being to record the president saying something outlandish or outrageous so the DoJ could go to Trump’s Cabinet and convince a majority of them to deem him mentally unfit to hold office, thus facilitating his removal.
Turns out, according to McCabe’s new book, that story was true, though Rosenstein has repeatedly blown it off as a phony.
“There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment,” CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley said Thursday on the network. Pelley interviewed McCabe for the “60 Minutes” segment.
In a statement released by the Justice Department, Rosenstein said McCabe’s account of a discussion of invoking the 25th amendment was “inaccurate and factually incorrect.”
The revelations have not escaped the attention of the president, as you might imagine. He tweeted this morning:
Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a “poor little Angel” when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax - a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of “insurance policy” in case I won….
…Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left. McCabe’s wife received BIG DOLLARS from Clinton people for her campaign - he gave Hillary a pass. McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
As for Rosenstein, McCabe says that he offered more than once to wear a wire — whatever it took to ‘get’ a president the Obama-corrupted Deep State refused to accept as the leader of our country.
Granted, McCabe was fired by then-AG Jeff Sessions for lying about his role in launching the investigation as well as other things. But to write a book about what he allegedly did is pretty solid evidence — enough you could take it to court.
Either McCabe is fabricating everything in his book and, thus, will need to reimburse his publisher — or he’s being honest, which means he just laid out a case for being charged with treason.
And if the latter is true, then incoming Attorney General William Barr’s first duty must be to charge McCabe and everyone involved in his scheme.
Consider what’s happened here.
For the past two years, congressional committees have been investigating what we’re now finding out (for certain) was a hoax. The House Intelligence Committee pretty much said so after a year into their probe. What’s more, a committee memo from 2018 said the FBI knew that the so-called “Steele Dossier” used to jump-start McCabe’s counterintelligence investigation and get FISA court warrants to spy on Team Trump was garbage.
For the past two years, Robert Mueller has been harassing Team Trump figures, charging them with process crimes or crimes that weren’t crimes under the Obama administration, and ruining lives and fortunes in the process. Let’s never forget that Rosenstein was the one who appointed Mueller, and he was in on the plot from the outset. McCabe’s revelations prove that.
The same week this clown McCabe is telling Pelley he was ‘so concerned’ about Russian collusion after Trump fired Comey he just had to launch a probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee was announcing that it, too, had found no evidence such collusion ever existed.
And the Senate’s announcement came as various rumblings and reports claimed that Mueller also has found no evidence to support the collusion narrative.
After two years. Nothing. Lives ruined. Tens of millions of taxpayer dollars wasted. Conspirators — including James Clapper, John Brennan, Comey, Peter Strzok, Hillary Clinton, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, and others — have been allowed thus far to slither off.
Barr cannot allow McCabe and his treasonous co-conspirators get away with it. Because if he does, the attempted coup against POTUS Trump won’t be the last time the Deep State tries to circumvent the will of the American people and ‘uninstall’ a president they don’t like.
America cannot be relegated to the world’s biggest banana republic. This criminal conspiracy has to be punished.
Mr. President, let your new AG loose. Tell him to go after the conspirators. Don’t do it for you because you’ll survive this coup attempt. Do it for a future president who may not be as strong-willed as you. Do it so that the criminal conspirators in the Deep State finally get what’s coming to them. Do it so that Americans are not left with a gigantic banana republic whose leaders and institutions are so corrupt they no longer serve the people’s will, but their own.
If what McCabe and his co-conspirators did isn’t an act of treason, then nothing is short of open rebellion.
- Follow Jon Dougherty on Twitter at @JonDougherty10
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