On Thursday, President Donald Trump reacted to the news that former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to oust the president from office after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey, who had been widely criticized by partisans in both parties.
In true Trump fashion, the president took to Twitter to voice his anger, and he did not hold back.
“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,” mocked Trump.
A report from the Justice Department Inspector General “was devastating” for McCabe, added Trump. “Part of ‘insurance policy’ in case I won….”
“The Justice Department Inspector General alleges that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe inappropriately authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to a reporter and then misled investigators and former FBI Director James B. Comey about it on several occasions,” reported The Washington Post.
Trump continued: “Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left. McCabe’s wife received BIG DOLLARS from Clinton people for her campaign – he gave Hillary a pass. McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Jill McCabe, the wife of Andrew McCabe, lost a race for Virginia’s state senate in 2015, defeated by Republican incumbent Dick Black. As reported by Fox News on Thursday, Jill “denied accusations [that] contributions to her campaign from a top Hillary Clinton ally’s political organization played any role in the FBI investigation into Clinton’s personal email server.”
As Fox reported, Jill wrote in The Washington Post, “the contributions from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee had any influence on the Clinton email probe ‘could not be further from the truth. In fact, it makes no sense.'”
“60 Minutes” interviewer Scott Pelley revealed the bombshell report on McCabe during Thursday’s “CBS This Morning.”
“The most illuminating and surprising thing in the interview to me were these eight days in May when all of these things were happening behind the scenes that the American people really didn’t know about,” said Pelley.
“There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought together to remove the President of the United States under the 25th Amendment. These were the eight days from Comey’s firing to the point that Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel. And the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what do with the President,” he added.
As highlighted by The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti, McCabe, according to The New York Times, said there was panic over Trump’s decision to fire Comey in May of 2017, which sparked the talks of the 25th Amendment and trigged an order to widen the investigation into so-called Russian collusion to include possible obstruction of justice by Trump.
The Justice Department has since issued a statement denying the claims reportedly made by McCabe:
“The Deputy Attorney General never authorized any recording that Mr. McCabe references,” reads the statement. “As the Deputy Attorney General previously has stated, based on his personal dealings with the President, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment, nor was the DAG in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment.”