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Trump accuses Sessions, Rosenstein, and McCabe of ‘illegal and treasonous’ plot to overthrow him

By Jon Dougherty

President Donald Trump on Sunday unloaded on his former attorney general and others he accused of being involved in an “Illegal and treasonous” attempt to depose him after he soundly defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

The president singled out former AG Jeff Sessions, fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after McCabe dished about private discussions about recording POTUS secretly in an effort to oust him from office.

The allegations have been part of a fierce debate over who’s telling the truth for months — ever since The New York Times published details of the allegations last fall. Then, the paper said that McCabe and Rosenstein were involved in what amounts to a coup attempt, with Rosenstein offering to “wear a wire” to catch the president saying something that would lead to his removal via the 25th Amendment.

Under that provision, two-thirds of the president’s Cabinet can vote to declare him unfit — mentally or physically — and have him removed. The Times report claimed that two people — Sessions and former DHS head and Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly — may have been on board with the plot.

Former top FBI lawyer James Baker confirmed that during testimony last October before two House committees — Oversight and Judiciary — as we reported Sunday. Baker provided details of alleged discussions between senior officials at the Justice Department regarding the invocation of the 25th Amendment, claiming that Rosenstein told him two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” the effort.

On Sunday, “60 Minutes” aired an interview with McCabe in which the fired FBI official revived the allegations as part of promotional interviews for his forthcoming book. He told CBS News Rosenstein was “absolutely serious” when he suggested he would wear a wire to record Trump in the days after the president fired then-FBI Director James Comey — on Rosenstein’s recommendation — for the way he allowed Clinton to skate despite her obvious criminal mishandling of classified emails.

POTUS angrily denounced the coup attempt, labeling McCabe a liar before lashing out at top DOJ and FBI officials, including Sessions, whom he ousted, for what he described as a “deranged” plan.

“He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught … There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more. This was the illegal and treasonous ‘insurance policy’ in full action!” he tweeted.

“Insurance policy” is a reference to texts between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page, who discussed such a policy, without getting into details. The text was widely believed to refer to aspects of the fake Russian collusion probe and “Spygate.”

McCabe claimed he “never actually considered taking [Rosenstein] up on the offer.” He did, however, say discussed the matter with Baker.

McCabe told CBS News that “I think the general counsel had a heart attack” when told of Rosenstein’s offer.

“And when he got up off the floor, he said, ‘I, I, that’s a bridge too far. We’re not there yet,'” McCabe noted.

A week after Comey was fired, Rosenstein — in charge of the Russia investigation because Sessions recused himself, which also angered the president — appointed another establishment figure — former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to look into the Russian allegations.

Rosenstein and the Justice Department have repeatedly denied McCabe’s claims. But he told 60 Minutes Sunday, “Rod raised the [25th Amendment] issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other Cabinet officials might support such an effort.” He added that he believed Rosenstein was “counting votes or possible votes” to remove Trump from office.

During his testimony last fall, Baker confirmed McCabe’s version of events.


“I was being told by some combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page, that, in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, he had stated that he — this was what was related to me — that he had at least two members of the president’s Cabinet who were ready to support, I guess you would call it, an action under the 25th Amendment,” he told lawmakers.

One aspect of all of this that hasn’t been raised, at least by the media, is this: What roles did former President Obama play in this coup attempt? What did he know and when did he know it? How much of this he authorize before he left office (it was during that time that Strzok and Page discussed the “insurance policy,” for instance)?

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Joe Guzman
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Joe Guzman

No wonder Sessions disappeared after his nomination

golfmann
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I always thought Sessions was a plant…

Hellpig
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Hellpig

Get the gallows ready

James Bernard
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James Bernard

And to think that all of this started before Mr. Trump took office.

FreemenRtrue
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FreemenRtrue

Buy more ammo.

jimpollock
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It appears as though the FBI was colluding with the Russians on this via the Steele Dossier.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

I saw McCabe ADMIT IT on TV! LOL! It’s not like Trump made it up!

Buzz
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Buzz

Sessions was a complete wuss. Much better that he is gone.

neomarxistblog
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Rosenstein, McCabe, Comey, Hillary, Obama, Strzok, and Schiff should all be hung in a public square for treason.

Honest John
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Honest John

This is a VERY IMPORTANT story BUT will never make more than a back-page ripple in the MSM – the Left’s propaganda arm.

David
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David

Sessions never did his job. He took it knowing full well that he was going to recuse himself and pick his successor for the “investigation”. I am no longer in denial about this.

Publican
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Publican

Mueller, do us all a favor and resign. We don’t need your stinkin’ report.

Eloise
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An ongoing debate has been whether Jeff Sessions was a white hat or a black hate, and was he secretly Trump’s ‘stealth bomber’. Sessions came out strongly in support of Trump in the beginning days of Trump’s campaign, but it now appears that Sessions was just trying to get inside the inner circle to harm Trump’s presidency from within. What a rat’s nest of co-conspirators. God has to be protecting President Trump, because those corrupt, powerful, unethical, sneaky, subversive, socialist, Deep State psychos plotting against him from the get-go are gone, and he’s still our duly elected president. MAGA! Loading...

Randy Hilburn
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Randy Hilburn

Sessions may as well have been an active member in the plot. He certainly did nothing to stop Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Orr, Page and others. Nor did he take any action to prosecute the Clintons. For two years he did absolutely nothing, except hide under his desk and draw a paycheck.

Duncan
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Duncan

I always had a sense Sessions was Trump’s Iago.

marc powell
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marc powell
#NeverSessions 1
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#NeverSessions 1

I surmised that Jeff was a plant from the beginning. His act, probably discussed with senior leadership, was to act as the ultimate conservative and be a sleeper just for a cause such as Trump…. He got in good, got the AG position, and took orders from his boss Rosensteeeen…. This is all an effort to protect Rosensteeen and Mueller from unseen and probably numerous felonies committed during the Uranium One deal by both of them…. Hence, why Mueller and Rosensteeen are still harassing and hanging onto their jobs in order to run interference… If I were Trump, I would… Read more »

Kevin Cowlishaw
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Kevin Cowlishaw

I think we knew Session was incompetent but I was surprised to hear the President suggest that he was in on the sedition. Perhaps this would explain a lot of things.

rl
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rl

All of this information pouring out but the deep state minions are not charged with anything and some of them even keep their jobs. The faith of the American people in our government will not be restored until we see all the people mentioned in this article doing the perp walk, in handcuffs and orange suits. Up until Obama this kind of crap happened in third world shitholes, not in America!

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