On Channel Surfing, Circus Acts, and Time Passages
It’s been another strange week as the circus continues. On Sunday February 17, 2019 former acting FBI Director, Andrew McCabe, told interviewer Scott Pelly on “60 Minutes” that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in early 2017, broached the idea of using the 25th Amendment as a means to remove newly elected President Donald J. Trump. Furthermore, McCabe said in that interview Rosenstein was actually “counting votes” in Trump’s cabinet to pull off what Republican Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina has termed an “administrative coup”.
All very interesting; especially, given the fact Rosenstein has publically denied McCabe’s claims.
When Pelley asked McCabe why the counterintelligence investigation on Trump was “specifically” launched, McCabe responded as follows:
It’s many of those same concerns that cause us to be concerned about a national security threat. And the idea is, if the president committed obstruction of justice, fired the director of the of the FBI to negatively impact or to shut down our investigation of Russia’s malign activity and possibly in support of his campaign, as a counterintelligence investigator you have to ask yourself, “Why would a president of the United States do that?” So all those same sorts of facts cause us to wonder is there an inappropriate relationship, a connection between this president and our most fearsome enemy, the government of Russia?
Why would a president of the United States fire James Comey? Because Rod Rosenstein advised the President to fire the FBI Director in a memorandum dated May 9, 2017. Therein, Rosenstein answered the question floating around in McCabe’s head: To restore public confidence in the FBI. And why did Comey need to be removed in order to restore public confidence? According to Rosenstein in that memorandum: “The way the Director [Comey] handled the conclusion of the [Hillary Clinton] email investigation was wrong.”
So, Rod Rosenstein, the guy who actually signed off on at least one of the FISA warrants to spy on Trump’s campaign, who wanted Trump removed via the 25th Amendment, who advised the new President to fire Comey, then in the aftermath, hired his fellow Clinton Uranium One co-conspirator, Robert Mueller, to illegally investigate Trump. Indeed, Mueller’s investigation is illegal because it originated as a counter-intelligence investigation and with no specific criminal investigation resulting in a blatant violation of the special counsel statute of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
So why aren’t all these people in jail?
Instead, as the nation is fixated on government gridlock and walls on America’s southern border, Mueller will be allowed to finalize his report, upend the lives of Trump’s former inner-circle over process crimes within an investigation that should have never been allowed in the first place; and all while James Comey and Andrew McCabe round the talk show circuits to promote their respective books.