McCabe former Acting FBI Director tells 60 Minutes that Trump’s erratic behavior put him on the FBI’s radar early and often in his residency.
Why all the deference to Russia?
Why all the butting in with the FBI, in order to try cover-up his own Obstruction tracks?
Why dictate the “reasons” to FBI Officials, that he just directed to help him “end this Russia-Thing”?
Why insist on the Trump-baked “rationale” that Comey was fired for investigating Russia, and any links they had with the Trump win?
Trump Wanted Russia in Memo Firing Comey, Former FBI Leader Says
by Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg.com — Feb 17, 2019
McCabe said in a pre-recorded interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein didn’t want to include a reference to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the memo he wrote citing reasons why Comey should be fired, but that Trump insisted.
Rosenstein “explained to the president that he did not need Russia in his memo. And the president responded, ‘I understand that, I am asking you to put Russia in the memo anyway,’ ” McCabe said. In the end, Rosenstein didn’t mention Russia in the memo, but Trump made the connection anyway, in a subsequent interview with NBC’s Lester Holt.
‘I Believe Putin’
McCabe also described an incident in which an FBI official whom he didn’t identify heard Trump say he didn’t believe that North Korea could hit the U.S. with ballistic missiles — because Russian President Vladimir Putin “had told him that the North Koreans don’t actually have those missiles.”
“Intelligence officials in the briefing responded that that was not consistent with any of the intelligence our government possesses, to which the president replied, ‘I don’t care. I believe Putin,”’ McCabe said. “It’s just an astounding thing to say.”
The 60 Minute Andrew McCabe interview with Scott Pelley was riveting, rational, and very believable.
Former FBI director McCabe explains that Trump believed Putin over US intel about NK missiles: "Intel officials [told Trump his position] was not consistent with any of the intel our govt possesses. To which POTUS replied, 'I don't care. I believe Putin.'" pic.twitter.com/qRXcAImAFm
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 18, 2019
Trump had put many FBI career professionals on wary-notice: These are not the actions of a ‘normal’ un-compromised president. Especially the way he discounted the Intel Community’s own research, in favor of taking the word of Putin instead.
Since this was in regards to the Threats represented by North Korea, we live in dangerous times indeed.
We still do, if not even more so. Caged animals tend to strike out in desperation — in their fear and panic. And Mueller is building one helluva cage.