By J. D. Heyes
Last week a series of bombshell reports claimed that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired last year on the recommendation of the Justice Department inspector general’s office for lying to officials, revealed in interviews that he was heavily involved in what amounts to an attempted coup against POTUS Donald Trump.
McCabe didn’t come right out and say, “Hey, we tried to oust a duly elected president and have our ‘preferred’ candidate installed.” But given what we know now about actions he has admitted to and deeds he claims to have done or orchestrated, it’s obvious a coup is precisely what he was attempting.
But of course, McCabe could not have acted alone. He had to have had help. From high up.
Like the Oval Office. Barack Obama’s Oval Office, in fact.
As The National Sentinel noted:
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.
In order to convince Cabinet members that POTUS Trump was ‘unfit’ to serve, McCabe and others, specifically Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, conspired to entrap the president by sending Rosenstein to see him while wearing a wire. The objective was to get the president to say something outrageous and unhinged, or something that could be spun that way, and use it to trigger his removal under the Constitution.
“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 Newscorrespondent Scott Pelley said Thursday on CBS; Pelley interviewed McCabe for the “60 Minutes” segment.
Rosenstein and the Justice Department are, of course, denying McCabe’s account, but the former FBI official has not only insisted that the wire idea was actively and seriously discussed, but he also claims Rosenstein brought it up repeatedly.
“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” sedition, at a minimum, The National Sentinel suggested.
McCabe also told 60 Minutes that he was responsible for ordering the “counterintelligence investigation” against the president after Trump fired Comey (on the recommendation of Rosenstein — which now smells suspiciously like a set-up from the get-go) because he was allegedly “concerned” about Russian influence. This is the same line of reasoning that led Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller, a long-time friend and ally of Comey, as special counsel to investigate “Trump-Russia collusion.”
All of this came after the FBI under Comey launched a probe against Team Trump 2016 based on allegations contained in the now-infamous “Russia dossier” compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, who relied on Russian sources. The dossier was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Comey knew all along it was garbage — a prop used to justify FISA court surveillance warrants against Team Trump advisor Carter Page. The FBI knew it too.
With all of this in mind, let’s never lose sight of the fact that this attempted coup began under the administration of one Obama, who was well aware it was taking place and, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, ordered it.
Is he going to be questioned about his role?
If newly appointed Attorney General William Barr doesn’t prosecute McCabe and those involved in the coup attempt, the Deep State will try this again with the next president they don’t ‘approve’ of.
And maybe next time they’ll be successful.
But Barr has to bring in Obama as well. The former president must be questioned, under oath, about what he knew, when he knew it, and any direct role he took in orchestrating a blatant act of sedition.
The future of our republic depends on it. We cannot survive if we begin to tolerate treasonous behavior from the Executive Branch as a matter of political expediency. If we do, like Rome America will also fall.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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