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.
Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a “poor little Angel” when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax - a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of “insurance policy” in case I won....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2019
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.
After Mr. McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview, it is imperative that he, and others, come before @senjudiciary to fully explain how and why a FISA warrant was issued against Carter Page and answer questions about what appears to be, now more than ever, bias against President Trump.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 14, 2019
Trump and many of his associates agree that the FBI abused its power to surveil a private citizen.
Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of “Justice” and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018