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There are several conversations going on about the declaration of a national emergency by President Trump last week. Many folks are in high dudgeon about this executive “overreach.” Many Congressfolk, who heretofore have talked about and around, and ultimately did nothing about the border crisis for decades, are outraged that a President would act. ‘I mean, yeah sure it is a crisis or an emergency, but it is up to the legislature to solve, not the President. Haaaruuumppfff!’ Quite embarrassing for them, in light of the fact they have done squat about it legislatively for over 18 years now.
But, I digress. Let’s examine another executive branch action that has clearly overreached. And likely illegally.
It seems that another member of our FBI is out with a book and a book tour. Reminiscent of the bumbling tone-deaf Jim Comey, here comes Andy McCabe. Yes, that Andy McCabe. Liar. Fired. Husband of the wife whom Hillary and the Dems gave $700,000 to run as a Democrat in Virginia. This good friend and colleague of smarmy Rod Rosenstein, with whom he is now arguing about who was going to wear the “wire” to somehow trap their boss, the President of the United States of America, and invoke the 25th Amendment on a sitting president. All because he appropriately fired their previous boss. It is complicated.
Well, during his book tour and celebrity interviews he has revealed many details of this subterfuge and overreach. Here’s Rich Lowry, no Trumpist by any stretch, writing at National Review (not Breitbart or American Greatness):
First of all, Trump obviously was perfectly capable of discharging his duties; he just discharged them in a way alarming to McCabe and Rosenstein. His response to an effort by his Cabinet to join such an exercise would have been to fire anyone involved, which he could have done because, again, he wasn’t incapacitated …
Consider the lunacy of this: By providing Trump with a memo justifying Comey’s firing, Rosenstein participated in the scheme that the FBI considered a possible crime, or the culmination of a Russian plot. Then Rosenstein turned around and appointed a special counsel, whom he oversaw, to investigate the possible crime to which he was a party.
It is time for the special counsel to end. It is time for multiple G-men to go to jail. This is a witch hunt.