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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign after Attorney General Jeff Sessions pressured him to remove Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Axios reported Monday. Wray reportedly told Sessions that he would resign if McCabe was removed from his post, explosive allegations that will only increase attention on President Trump's interactions with the Justice Department. Sessions also allegedly told White House counsel Don McGahn about Wray's response to the pressure for him to fire McCabe. McGahn replied by telling Sessions that McCabe wasn't worth losing Wray, according to Axios. If Wray had resigned, he would be the second FBI director to leave President Trump's administration, after Trump fired James Comey.

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Republicans have harshly criticized McCabe over the FBI's handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, as well as the investigation into Russian election interference.

The FBI ruled that McCabe did not have any role in the probe into Clinton's use of the private server while his wife ran for state office in Virginia as a Democrat, despite GOP claims that he posed a conflict of interest in the investigation.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray can do a plausible imitation of Nixon AG Elliot Richardson. Too bad he won't be there much longer.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-23 01:53 PM | Reply

Jeff Sessions has been a very busy boy. He better be careful, or he is going to end up near the top of Mueller's Naughty List.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-23 02:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It looks like the FBI really does believe in law and order.

No wonder Trump and his minions are afraid of the agency.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-23 03:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not only did Wray stand up to Trump/Sessions but he also just hired Dana Boente who Obama had appointed to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and was previously involved with the Russia investigation before Trump asked for his resignation in October.

#4 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-01-23 09:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Boente is also one of the people that Comey communicated with to document Trump's obstruction of justice attempts.

#5 | Posted by leadbelly at 2018-01-24 12:27 PM | Reply

I watched the movie The Post last night, and can highly recommend it, especially to those who didn't actually live through the Pentagon Papers and WaterGate era... when people were shocked to learn that that their government actually lied to them, and had been lying to them about Vietnam for decades, and when they learned that their President was, indeed, "a crook".

I was a necessary loss of innocence at the time, though now it is unsurprising, and in some cases considered acceptable, behavior.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-24 01:12 PM | Reply

"I watched the movie The Post last night, and can highly recommend it..."

Thanks for the reminder...can't wait to see it. Don't tell me how it ends.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-24 02:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Don't tell me how it ends." - #7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-24 02:39 PM

LOL!

:-)

#8 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-24 02:41 PM | Reply

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