A growing number of Americans, especially those working for real law enforcement departments who protect and serve their fellow citizens, are wondering how a group of politically-motivated conspirators seeking the removal of a legally elected President of the United States are avoiding any semblance of a criminal investigation.
To make matters worse for the current Commander in Chief, the so-called purveyors of accurate news and information are focusing on the negative narrative being peddled by the Deep State politicos who possess an endless amount of money and connections. To American news outlets, reporting negative stories about a president outweighs their journalistic duty to print and broadcast news stories without political-spin.
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired in 2018 after an investigation by the Justice Department’s Inspector General, dusted-off some of the most bitter statements made against the Trump administration by DOJ, FBI, and U.S. intelligence agencies.
McCabe, who is on record using profane and derogatory language to demonstrate his hatred for GOP winner when speaking about Trump’s transition into the White House. McCabe also is publicly giving his own version of President Trump’s canning of his chief, FBI Director James Comey, in May 2017.
In an interview with 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley, McCabe admitted that he had opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was compromised by Russia. He also said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
However, John D. Feerick, the former dean of Fordham Law School, served as one of a number of legal scholars who were the writers of the 25th Amendment. Feerick shepherded it through Congress in the early 1960s.
He told Business Insider in March 2017 that the senators who signed the provision into law specified that declaring the president unfit must rely on “reliable facts regarding the president’s physical or mental faculties,” not personal prejudice.
“If you read the debates, it’s also clear that policy and political differences are not included, unpopularity is not included, poor judgment, incompetence, laziness, or impeachable conduct — none of that, you’ll find in the debates in the congressional record, is intended to be covered by Section IV,” Feerick said.
Unsurprisingly, McCabe is also offering many unflattering anecdotes about and scathing criticisms of the president, including telling 60 Minutes that, in one meeting, Trump said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assurance that North Korea couldn’t hit America with missiles. When told that US intelligence agencies had a different assessment, McCabe claims Trump said, “I don’t care. I believe Putin.” (McCabe was not in the room but heard about this exchange from another FBI agent who wan’t exactly a fan of President Trump).
Trump responded with fury Monday morning, calling the reported 25th Amendment discussion “a very illegal act” and quoting a commentator — Dr. Alan Dershowitz — on Fox News calling it “an illegal coup attempt on the President of the United States.”
McCabe continued in his role as Comey’s deputy in the early months of the Trump administration. But Trump clearly never trusted McCabe — he was well aware of the controversy over McCabe’s wife’s campaign, and even brought the matter up to Comey. Trump, of course, soon grew to distrust Comey as well, after the FBI director publicly confirmed the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
McCabe’s wife, Jill, had been running for a state lawmaker seat and was given about $500-hundred dollars for her campaign.
Corruption in the Intelligence Community
Some of the U.S. intelligence community’s top analysts reportedly informed the Pentagon watchdog that their reports had been systematically edited to backup President Barack Obama’s—and his national security team’s—assertions that the war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as more successful than it actually is, according to news reports from outlets such as The Hill.
This revelation is being touted as the very first time that so many intelligence analysts have complained to the Pentagon’s “top cop,” Inspector General Jon Rymer, about the politicizing of the intelligence gathering and analysis function. In July, a couple of analysts filed a complaint with Rymer’s office, after months of internal complaints were allegedly ignored. In addition, except for journalists such as Fox News Channel’s Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge and CBS News’ correspondent Sharyl Attkinson.
“Does anyone believe Trump should trust the intelligence community with political hacks such as John Brennan or James Clapper running the show? Instead of going after Trump for two years, it would have been wiser to investigate the likes of Brennan, Clapper, McCabe, Susan Rice and others who displayed questionable behavior during the eight years Obama and his minions corrupted the federal law enforcement agencies — for scandals such as Fast & Furious — and the intelligence community who appear to have spent more time spying on American citizens than our enemies foreign or domestic,” said former military intelligence operative and police counter-terrorism detective Barry Leighton.