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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe outlined on Sunday the reasons top officials decided to open a counterintelligence probe and obstruction of justice investigation into President Donald Trump. In an interview with CBS' Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes," McCabe said Trump had been speaking in a "derogatory way" about the Russia investigation for weeks, which they viewed as an attempt to "publicly undermine the investigation." He said officials were concerned by the President's "own words."

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"McCabe said officials looked at the following events:

Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to "include Russia" in a memo the President requested outlining reasons to fire Comey (which Rosenstein did not do).

Trump fired Comey.

Trump made public comments linking his firing of Comey to the Russia investigation on NBC.

Trump met in the Oval Office with Russian officials where Trump reportedly said that firing Comey relieved "great pressure."

McCabe's description of concerns closely track that of former FBI general counsel James Baker, who told congressional investigators last year that FBI officials were contemplating, with regard to Russia, whether Trump was "acting at the behest of and somehow following directions, somehow executing their will."

Even after the investigation was launched, McCabe said the President continued to praise Russia, and described an instance where Trump said he trusted Russian President Vladimir Putin in blatant contradiction with US intelligence.

"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."

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-17 10:17 PM | Reply

the President replied, 'I don't care. I believe Putin,'"

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-17 11:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Deep state traitors attempted coup of lawfully elected president. Disband the FBI and throw them all in jail. This is J Edgar's FBI they haven't changed. They've always been an extra-constitutional secret police like the KGB.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-19 09:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 6

Sad to write this, but what we have learned about Individual-1 is that he should be taken seriously but not literally. The US MSM took him literally, but not seriously. Trump's own people and his twin ------- Mitch the Turtle and Miss Lindsey G. will argue that The Dotard's words don't matter but his intent does. The president operates under the dictum "Do as I do, not as I say..."

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2019-02-19 09:19 AM | Reply

They've always been an extra-constitutional secret police like the KGB.

#3 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2019-02-19 09:00 AM | FLAG: COWARD

Yeah lets go into conspiracy mode when you can't validate your fears in the real world... gotta be something nefarious going on ...

The fearfulness of republicl*wns is a national disgrace. You people are sick.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-19 09:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

McCabe: No one in Gang of Eight objected to counterintelligence investigation of Trump

www.politico.com

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-19 10:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Here's why McCabe was really fired:

McCabe spent his first 10 years at the bureau in New York City, investigating Russian organized crime.

"It has occurred to me on a number of occasions that, you know, Donald Trump and I know some of the same people," he [McCabe] told me [Bertrand].

www.theatlantic.com

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-19 11:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

McCabe is a traitor and is revising history after putting his foot in his mouth.

Rosenstein still having a job is proof that Trump is a total ------. Dude should have been kicked to the curb a long time ago.

#8 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-02-19 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#7 Oh, there are traitors in our midst, but McCabe isn't one of them:

Natasha Bertrand @NatashaBertrand

We had to cut this for length, but McCabe told me that his guess is that the White House "immediately knew the steps I took after Jim got fired, and the cases I opened" because of Nunes.

"When I was surprised to see Nunes at the briefing, I knew it would happen very quickly."
And here is what McCabe says about this in the book: "Now that the Gang of Eight was a crowd of two dozen in the room, I thought, the chance of this not getting back to the president was basically zero. Then Devin Nunes walked in, and the chance was less than zero."

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-19 12:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

McCabe is a traitor and is revising history after putting his foot in his mouth.

Rosenstein still having a job is proof that Trump is a total ------. Dude should have been kicked to the curb a long time ago.

#8 | POSTED BY Comrade BENNY BOY

So says the Russian troll.....

#10 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-19 12:09 PM | Reply

McCabe is a patriot, and other patriots are standing up for him.

www.drudge.com

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-19 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It was obvious to people around the Pres, both career and appointee, that there was a too close relationship with Russia, and that there seemed to be some reason for Trump taking Putin's side on sanctions and on the Ukraine.

They didn't know what it was, exactly, but had they not moved to investigate, they would have been derelict in their duty to their country.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-19 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Natasha Bertrand @NatashaBertrand

McCabe, in his book, on the Gang of 8 briefing: "Rosenstein went to talk to Nunes, came back, told me, Nunes is staying, he says he's not recused from this, he refuses to leave...At the end of the day it's his recusal, I can't enforce it. We can't kick him out of the room."

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-19 01:12 PM | Reply

Deep state traitors attempted coup of lawfully elected president. Disband the FBI and throw them all in jail. This is J Edgar's FBI they haven't changed. They've always been an extra-constitutional secret police like the KGB.

#3 | Posted by visitor_

Ahh the old OJ SIMPSON defense. "IGNORE ALL THE EVIDENCE! THE COPS ARE CONSPIRING AGAINST ME!"

Worked for OJ didn't it?

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-19 01:36 PM | Reply

McCabe is a traitor and is revising history after putting his foot in his mouth.

Oh my your brain is all cattywampus!! McCabe was a career FBI agent trying to do his job. Trump is a traitor to his country and his fellow MAN and who tried to obstruct Justice by hurting McCabe financially and by attempting to destroy his reputation and Trump even attempted to demoralize McCabe by insulting his wife.

You Sir, are an idiot and a Fool and I must say...YOU do THAT job very well!

Carry on!

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-02-19 01:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Andrew McCabe is a known traitor. It's no wonder that the 'traitor' word was projected onto Trump and everyone in his campaign. McCabe is in so much trouble and that's just the beginning. I predict the next 6 years will be putting these criminals in jail.

#16 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-19 02:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#16

That's hilarious. Who lets this kid post while in elementary school?

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-19 02:19 PM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

McCabe is either a criminal trying to protect himself and/or the criminals in an important US agency or he's the dumbest ever to hold the Director's position.

#18 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-19 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 Are you Q?

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-19 02:22 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY CORKY

This is what cognitive dissonance looks like.

Corky, McCabe is in deep trouble! It's not news. They've been waiting for the Meuller investigation to come up with nothing (it was predictable) and now it's time to start cleaning up after that mess.

Face it. McCabe and many others are traitors to this country. It's no wonder the people around him were projecting that onto Trump.

#20 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-19 02:23 PM | Reply

#19 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY
What is a Q?

#21 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-19 02:23 PM | Reply

FTFY:

Trump is either a criminal trying to protect himself and/or the criminals in his campaign/administration or he's the dumbest ever to hold the presidency.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-19 02:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#20

Silly child.

It was obvious to people around the Pres, both career and appointee, that there was a too close relationship with Russia, and that there seemed to be some reason for Trump taking Putin's side on sanctions and on the Ukraine.

They didn't know what it was, exactly, but had they not moved to investigate, they would have been derelict in their duty to their country.

There are, perhaps, a few like Elliot Richardson left in this country after all.

You can google that name, boy.

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-19 02:26 PM | Reply

Andrew McCabe is a known traitor. It's no wonder that the 'traitor' word was projected onto Trump and everyone in his campaign. McCabe is in so much trouble and that's just the beginning. I predict the next 6 years will be putting these criminals in jail.

#16 | Posted by JordyPete

It truly is both impressive and depressing that fox news has created such a bubble of delusion that your perspective is shared by millions of gullible chumps across the country.

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-19 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And you can read about how the FBI was also being patriotic...

www.drudge.com

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-19 02:29 PM | Reply

Former White House Adviser Continues Fueling QAnon Conspiracy Theory That Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Dead

QAnon supporters promote an broad, nebulous and constantly changing set of claims that include the idea that Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller are working together to arrest pedophiles and criminal political figures while uprooting the "deep state."

They say an unidentified figure, known as "Q," has high-level security clearance and is revealing highly classified information about the inner workings of government.

Adherents of the pro-Trump theory think that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and presidents before Trump have engaged in child molestation and other crimes.

Believers have promoted the idea that figures in the "deep state" tried to shoot down Air Force One and that Trump will send his enemies, including Clinton and Obama, to Guantanamo Bay, according to The Daily Beast.

In August, prominent QAnon believer Michael Lebron, known as Lionel online, met Trump in the White House, CNN reported.


www.newsweek.com

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-19 02:32 PM | Reply

"Trump is either a criminal trying to protect himself and/or the criminals in his campaign/administration or he's the dumbest ever to hold the presidency."

I say he's both.

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-19 02:33 PM | Reply

-What is a Q?

A member of the Q Continuum in Star Trek: Next Generation.

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-19 02:34 PM | Reply

LOCK HIM UP!!!

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-02-19 02:40 PM | Reply

Andrew McCabe is a known traitor. It's no wonder that the 'traitor' word was projected onto Trump and everyone in his campaign. McCabe is in so much trouble and that's just the beginning. I predict the next 6 years will be putting these criminals in jail.

#16 | Posted by JordyPete

Nice try there Mr. Done Been Humped Hard and Put Away Wet.

The traitor is in the Oval office... you know.. where he entertained his Handlers. Your attempts at supporting Dumpy in his effort to obstruct and deflect will only slow down the Trump Pain Train. And further deepen your denial.

McCabe will be suing Trump and will more than likely win the case and a large settlement. Just like everyone else who sues Trump.

Here is another "prediction" ... I predict that Trump criminals are ALREADY AS WE SPEAK being put on trial and convicted and are already serving their sentences. And there are more to come on the Trump Pain Train so get on board!!!

And you won't even have to wait 6 years.

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-02-19 02:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It truly is both impressive and depressing that fox news has created such a bubble of delusion that your perspective is shared by millions of gullible chumps across the country.
#24 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I truly understand your frustration seeing that the whole Russian collusion thing was finally proven to be a hoax. I knew it all along.

#31 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-19 05:09 PM | Reply

I predict that Trump criminals are ALREADY AS WE SPEAK being put on trial and convicted and are already serving their sentences.
#30 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

LOL!!! You have no idea how dangerous this statement really is. It's almost like Nazi Germany. Then you call trump a dictator out of the other side of your mouth!

Take a step back and look at the full picture.

#32 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-19 05:17 PM | Reply

I truly understand your frustration seeing that the whole Russian collusion thing was finally proven to be a hoax. I knew it all along.

#31 | Posted by JordyPete

Give us a link to that so we can all laugh at the sites you get your "news" from.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-19 05:33 PM | Reply

"the whole Russian collusion thing was finally proven to be a hoax. "

I'm going to need a link for that statement, junior.

#34 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-19 05:36 PM | Reply

speaks beat me to it.

#35 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-19 05:36 PM | Reply

"This is what cognitive dissonance looks like. "

i'm waiting for the breitbart link. maybe the blaze.

#36 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-19 05:38 PM | Reply

i'm waiting for the breitbart link. maybe the blaze.
#36 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

You missed it.
And, I don't read any of those sites.
When you attack your opponent it just lets us all know that you think he's right.

#37 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-19 05:59 PM | Reply

#33 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY
#34 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

I'm going to need a link that it's not.

That frustration you are feeling is normal.

#38 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-19 06:01 PM | Reply

#33 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY
#34 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

I'm going to need a link that it's not.

That frustration you are feeling is normal.

#38 | Posted by JordyPete

The person making the crazy claim is the one who needs to provide evidence. So let's see it. Just one credible news source that says the russian conspiracy was proven to be a a hoax. Just one.

#39 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-19 06:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Yeah that's what I thought.

Say hi to putin for me.

#40 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-19 06:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Say hi to putin for me.
#40 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Crazy Claim. Really?

Because the Democrats lost the Presidency to Trump? It wasn't difficult.

Who is crazy?

How much of your education are you using right now?

#41 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-02-20 09:16 AM | Reply

#41 | Posted by JordyPete at

Someone asked you a question, JORDY. Answer or be seen as the foreign whelp you behave like.

#42 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-20 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LOL!!! You have no idea how dangerous this statement really is. It's almost like Nazi Germany. Then you call trump a dictator out of the other side of your mouth!

Take a step back and look at the full picture.

#32 | Posted by JordyPete

Well, I am a very dangerous man. Being fully actuated as a Human and all.

And why wouldn't I call Humpy a dictator? That is what he wishes to be. That is what he is acting like. That he is the Leader and because the Leader says it then it must be so...

Wake up jodypete. The Humpy has you in his web of lies.

#43 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-02-20 12:48 PM | Reply

Crazy Claim. Really?

Because the Democrats lost the Presidency to Trump? It wasn't difficult.

Who is crazy?

How much of your education are you using right now?

#41 | Posted by JordyPete

What's a crazy claim. That russia has agents on american websites spreading propaganda?
That's not established fact here in the real world.
It's only a "crazy claim" if you get your "news" from propaganda sources like fox or breitbart.

qz.com
Russia's troll farm doubled its budget in early 2018

Now - you were going to provide proof to your claim that the russian scandal was proved to be a hoax, weren't you?

#44 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-20 12:58 PM | Reply

* that IS established fact

#45 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-20 01:07 PM | Reply

How DARE you hold Trump's Own Words against him?
DEEP STATE!!!

#46 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-02-20 04:52 PM | Reply

How much of your education are you using right now?
#41 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE AT 2019-02-20 09:16 AM

A. More than your Alabama sixth grade learning'...

#47 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-02-20 04:53 PM | Reply

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