After 60 Minutes Interview, Graham Demands McCabe Appear Before the Senate

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Posted: Feb 14, 2019 11:45 AM
After 60 Minutes Interview, Graham Demands McCabe Appear Before the Senate

Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe spilled all on how he green lit an obstruction of justice investigation into President Trump after the president fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017. McCabe was concerned about protecting special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. He did so in case he too got the boot.

"I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion," McCabe explained. "That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace."

McCabe addressed some of the other controversies regarding Trump's relationship with FBI officials. For instance, he noted that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was joking about wearing a wire during his conversations with Trump, but he made the joke enough times to convince McCabe to discuss the matter with FBI lawyers. He also participated in multiple meetings about removing 45 from office via the 25th amendment.

We didn't have to wait long for the president to tweet.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined the commander in chief in sounding off on McCabe's revelations. Instead of completely focusing on the former FBI official, however, he took advantage of the opportunity to again bring up the suspicious spying of former campaign aide Carter Page and the FBI's bias against Trump. The senator insisted McCabe needed to answer these yet foggy questions.

Trump and many of his associates agree that the FBI abused its power to surveil a private citizen.