Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells 60 Minutes about taking over for James Comey, starting investigations of President Trump, interactions with the president and his own firing
McCabe is a lifelong Republican who had a sterling 21-year career at the FBI; serving as head of counter-terrorism and number two under Comey. But he was fired last year for allegedly lying to his own agents about a story he leaked to a newspaper. Not since Watergate has the FBI been drawn so deeply into presidential politics. Andrew McCabe was pulled into the center of the tempest on May 9, 2017 when he was summoned by the president hours after Comey was fired.
I watched this interview and have to say, IF TRUE, the accusations are overwhelming and the most damaging and hard to believe against PDT since he sat in The Big Chair.
Who in the name of the anything sacred is anyone supposed to believe?? One side is more convincing than the other. Are they all well-seasoned professional liars??
Is McCabe that twisted that he would make up or stretch the truths the way he said things unfolded?? Is PDT that devious with all of his denial regarding involvements with Russia and other matters??
There was one part of the interview that I found hard to believe, BUTT possibly could envision Trump saying it.
Then President Trump fired Comey and McCabe became acting director. In one of their first conversations, McCabe says, Mr. Trump asked about his wife.
Andrew McCabe: “What was it like when your wife lost her race for state senate? It must have been really tough to lose.” And I said, “Well, it’s tough to lose anything. But my wife has refocused her efforts on her career. And he then said, “Ask her what it was like to lose. It must be tough to be a loser.”
Scott Pelley: What did you think?Andrew McCabe: No man wants to hear anyone call his wife a loser, most of all me. My wife is a wonderful, brilliant, dedicated physician who tried to help her community. So she is no loser. It was just bullying. So rather than get into an argument with the president of the United States, we, I said, “Okay, sir.” And we hung up and ended the call.
Nowwww; president or not, any man that allows someone to call their wife a loser without retaliation is a COWARD. Is Trump that low that he would call a mans wife a loser to his face?? I am on the fence with this one, BUTT by some of the things I have heard come out of his mouth, I do not put it past him. IF Trump did say that, any man no matter who he is needs a good old fashion slap; if he didn’t and McCabe is lying, his tongue should fall off. No one is EVER allowed to insult another man wife.
According to Trump, Jim Comey then FBI director was the scum of the earth – according to McCabe, the guy could walk on water. Who is to be believed??
The interview is very extensive and has to be heard/read in its entirety. There some very heavy accusations made against PDT. As time progresses, IF true it appears the veil of secrets is being lifted, making PDT looks worse then anyone could imagine. That is very disturbing.
I have said this many times. It is a shame that the voters ONLY know the people that are running for office by what is portrayed to them over the media. Over the years there have been many people elected to offices that, because of their narcissistic personalities, bull-shitted their way into politics. A silver tongued politician – a lot of financial support – people desperate for change and good line of bullshit = getting voted into office.
One thing that is a positive; by Donald Trump running for the presidency, it was as much about the prestige of the position and his enormous ego as it was his patriotism.
Regardless of who is at fault or who is the liar, the real losers in the 3 ring circus are the good citizens of this country.
Do Trump’s accusers have enough support to pull the 25th amendment and impeach Trump?? Either way, these are very sad times for the USA to think that, IF true, our government is operated under such clandestine tactics, deceit and lies. It has happened before, BUTT never to this degree. Where and how will it all end is anyone guess.
There are a few facts about Trump that are undeniable as I alluded to yesterday that are positive indicators of the stability of his administration. It has always been the rule of thumb that good organization have a very slight turn-over. WELL!!
By DENISE LU and KAREN YOURISH
March 17, 2018
Since President Trump’s inauguration, White House staffers and cabinet officials have left in firings and resignations, one after the other.
Can we argue with the fact that the proof is in the pudding??
At this juncture, I am as I am sure many Americans are, very disturbed by the state of the union. On one hand we have a president that SEEMS to have more baggage than Heathrow Airport and on the other side we have a multitude of fools that have no rim or reason to what they do except for playing get-back at Trump.
I don’t even want to mention the new kids in town, the socio-democrats that are throwing a monkey wrench into the gears.
I don’t know how this ship is staying afloat?? Or is it??