Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has given an interview to 60 Minutes and it makes him look even worse. He describes how and when he opened the Russia investigation.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Former Acting FBI Director Opened Investigation Into Trump One Day After Meeting With the President
Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe said he opened an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia one day after meeting with the president in May 2017 because he feared he would be fired.
“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,” McCabe said during an appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
McCabe then said he started obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president the following day.
“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,” McCabe said. “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 vanished in the night without a trace.”
Here’s the video:
.@ScottPelley on what McCabe told @60Minutes: "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." pic.twitter.com/iVAyrEV4MF
— Norah O'Donnell🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) February 14, 2019
The folks at Conservative Review have the right take on this:
Call it what it is: Andrew McCabe plotted a coup to overturn results of the election
Andrew McCabe was far from the only FBI official to disgrace himself. Other now-fired FBI officials, such as James Comey and Peter Strzok, helped transform the FBI into a political weapon to sabotage the president through the baseless Trump-Russia investigation. There are still only two primary explanations for their conduct. The first is they were simply incompetent and commenced a probe without sufficient nonpartisan evidence. The second and more likely explanation is that McCabe and his cohorts were on a hell-bent quest to overturn the results of the election. Call it what it was: a soft coup attempt. Luckily for our republic, the coup attempt failed.
That says it all.