In recent days, while on his book tour for The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been speaking out on how he acted on his "concerns" about President Trump's relationship to Russia.
McCabe helped green light an obstruction of justice investigation in 2017 against the president after he fired FBI Director James Comey, he said. But that wasn't all. He also sat in on meetings where officials discussed whether or not they could and should use the 25th amendment to remove 45 from office.
The former FBI official doesn't seem to regret it though, still maintaining that Trump very well may have won the 2016 election via Russia's help.
"It's possible" Trump is a "Russian asset," McCabe declared Tuesday night.
Trump and his allies are sounding off against McCabe for admitting that the FBI investigated the president. But, McCabe responded, in part, by noting he didn't face any push back from the bipartisan Gang of Eight. He says he told the lawmakers of the FBI's plans, and no one objected.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) doesn't believe him, especially because he says House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and then-House Speaker Paul Ryan would never have played along with it.
“That Devin and Paul knew about it and had no problem with it,” Gowdy said on Fox News Tuesday night. “The reason he’s doing it this way is that Devin and Paul are not allowed to discuss anything that is said in a Gang of Eight meeting, and McCabe knows that. So he can level the accusation and Paul and Devin cannot refute him.”
Gowdy recalls how his colleagues grilled the DOJ for hours on end.
“I listened to Devin and Paul quiz the DOJ and the DOJ for hours on multiple occasions about the one counterintelligence investigation we all knew about it," he continued. "I find it stunning that they would know about a second one and not say a single solitary word. And I will continue to not believe they knew about it unless one or the other contradicts it.”
Gowdy also took some time to criticize the FBI for its longstanding bias against the president, something which Trump appreciated. He quoted him on Twitter this morning.
“If thinking that James Comey is not a good FBI Director is tantamount to being an agent of Russia, than just list all the people that are agents of Russia - Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Rod Rosenstein who wrote the memo to get rid of Comey, the Inspector General....” Trey Gowdy— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019