At The Federalist, Adam Mill slams former acting FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s “self-congratulatory arrogance,” and asks what evidence McCabe can provide for his continued assertions that the President may be a Russian asset. Mill suggests McCabe may receive a future “prison sentence for his confessed central role in the Trump-Russia hoax.” He writes (abridged):
Gone are the Clark Kent glasses as former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe casts himself the hero in a “60 Minutes” interview. CBS pitched McCabe fawning softball after softball to build up its protagonist in the Trump-Russia mythology.
But McCabe’s self-congratulatory arrogance resulted in several careless statements that cement his place as a key villain in the greatest law enforcement scandal in the history of the United States.
Missing from the interview was any serious attempt to substantiate the Russia hoax. Unburdened by any obligation to support his suspicions with evidence and after two years of investigating, McCabe continues to sling the Russia collusion smear.
In a separate interview on CNN, McCabe said, “I think it’s possible [that President Trump is a Russian asset]. I think that’s why we started our investigation, and I’m really anxious to see [whether] Mueller concludes that.” Based on what evidence does this former head of the FBI make this outrageous charge? If he said, CNN didn’t report it.
While the 25th Amendment is a constitutional process, it is no more legal or legitimate than the information relied upon to invoke the procedures. Thus, an attempt to remove the president using false information constitutes an effort to change executive power using extra-legal means. That’s why many refer to McCabe’s actions as a coup attempt.
Although I’m normally a harsh Rosenstein critic, I find myself defending him in light of McCabe’s efforts to pin the coup on him. History will decide whether McCabe is worthy of book royalties or a prison sentence for his confessed central role in the Trump-Russia hoax. We’re blessed by McCabe’s recklessness in giving the CBS interview, as it draws us one step closer to knowing the answer to that question.
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