Posted by Curt on 20 February, 2019 at 12:13 pm. 1 comment.


Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe was fired for lying to the FBI inspector general on multiple occasions, and faces potential legal trouble for his many abuses of power. But he’s still the leftwing media’s new darling, as he’s on a media tour to preempt any prosecution, and promote his new book—which he surely hopes will fund his pending legal troubles.

But poor McCabe can’t keep his story straight. McCabe was let go from the FBI for lying in March of 2018. Then, in September of last year, someone leaked to The New York Times that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had sought to trap the president in a crime or attempt to remove the president, by proposing to wear a wire for his conversations with the president, and by attempting to recruit cabinet officials to invoke the 25th Amendment, respectively.

This was a hit on Rosenstein from someone who wanted to spread the blame away from himself or herself, and from someone in the FBI who sought to excuse his or her actions by pointing fingers at the Department of Justice (DOJ). That’s why many assumed it was McCabe and his people orchestrating this leak.

McCabe Officially Throws Rosenstein Under the Bus

But then McCabe went in front of the cameras for his soft-ball “60 Minutes” interview. McCabe was asked about Rosenstein recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment, and Rosenstein offering to “wire-up.” McCabe proceeded to go into great detail to affirm the September 2018 New York Times story. All this, despite the Rosenstein issues not being included in McCabe’s book.

Here’s what McCabe said to “60 Minutes’” Scott Pelley about Rosenstein offering to wire up:

I can’t describe to you, accurately enough, the pressure and the chaos that Rod and I were trying to operate under at that time…

The Deputy Attorney General offered to wear a wire into the White House. He said, ‘I never get searched when I go into the White House, I could easily wear a recording device, they wouldn’t know it was there.’ Now, he was not joking, he was absolutely serious, and in fact he brought it up in the next meeting we had.

I never actually considered taking him up on the offer, I did discuss it with my general counsel and my leadership team at the FBI after he brought it up the first time…I think the general counsel had a heart attack.

Here’s what McCabe said to Pelley about Rosenstein hoping to recruit cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment:

McCabe: Discussion of the 25th amendment was simply, Rod raised the issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort. I didn’t have much to contribute, to be perfectly honest, in that—conversation. So I listened to what he had to say. But, to be fair, it was an unbelievably stressful time. I can’t even describe for you how many things must have been coursing through the deputy attorney general’s mind at that point. So it was really something that he kinda threw out in a very frenzied chaotic conversation about where we were and what we needed to do next…

I mean, he was discussing other cabinet members and whether or not people would support such an idea, whether or not other cabinet members would, shared, his belief that the president was—was really concerning, was concerning Rod at that time.

Pelley: Rosenstein was actually openly talking about whether there was a majority of the cabinet who would vote to remove the president?

McCabe: That’s correct. Counting votes or possible votes.

We know for a few reasons that McCabe is telling the truth about Rosenstein. For one, there was Rosenstein’s carefully worded statement that didn’t exactly amount to a denial—after the September story, Rosenstein had claimed he was only “joking.” Then there is Rosenstein’s continued refusal to testify under oath, and running out the clock on the House GOP.

But we also know this from former FBI general counsel Jim Baker, who testified under oath that McCabe and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page had both said Rosenstein was talking about the 25th Amendment, and that Rosenstein said he had two cabinet members on board.

This testimony occurred last October but Fox’s Catherine Herridge broke the story of this testimony several days ago. Baker’s testimony, and the testimony of another senior FBI lawyer, is in direct odds with Rosenstein’s denials.

Why McCabe Is Talking about Rosenstein

In other words, it is becoming obvious that McCabe is probably the leak orchestrator against Rosenstein, and has the inside view of an illegal and certainly improper plot on the president of the United States, undertaken by unelected intelligence officials who were all involved in abuses of power that occurred before, during, and after the 2016 election.

McCabe’s motivation is to put blame on Rosenstein, and excuse actions taken at the FBI by making it seem as if they were small-ball compared to Rosenstein’s at the DOJ. But McCabe still oversaw an operation to spy on the Trump campaign before the 2016 election, which was based on a Russian-sourced and Clinton campaign-funded smear that boiled down to a completely unverified Word document—the so-called dossier.

This spying was, at the very least, leaked to the press to say that the FBI was investigating Trump, which served to validate a Hillary Clinton campaign talking point. Millions of votes could have been swung in Hillary’s favor because of this interference.

After Trump’s stunning victory, McCabe, Comey, and the rest of Obama’s intelligence chiefs knew they were in deep trouble. They had vastly overreached, assuming that an inevitable Clinton win would cover up their sins.

That’s why McCabe launched an obstruction of justice probe into Trump after Comey’s totally proper firing. Even though the Russia investigation into Trump had unofficially been underway at that point, an investigation into whether Trump was a Russian agent was officially opened based on the excuse of Comey’s firing and legitimate foreign policy differences, lest the truth of the entire thing being based on the so-called dossier became apparent.

McCabe, not Rosenstein, launched those improper and self-serving investigations. So if Rosenstein was looking to entrap the president by wiring up to get him on an obstruction of justice charge, that’s because McCabe improperly launched an obstruction of justice investigation. Instead of McCabe talking about only Rosenstein, as he intended, it sounds an awful lot like McCabe and Rosenstein were working together to cover up the misdeeds of the FBI and DOJ that occurred before the 2016 election, and working together to trap the president with an obstruction of justice charge.

Investigators might be very interested. Keep in mind that these allegations are highly important for what they say about the entire Russia investigation, as Rosenstein has been overseeing it.

McCabe Stepped in It

That’s why, after the “60 Minutes” interview, McCabe’s spokesperson (likely at the direction of McCabe’s legal counsel) put out a statement desperately trying to walk back McCabe’s statements on Rosenstein:

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