Let’s get one thing perfectly clear – the Andrew McCabe firing wasn’t political. It was based on a report by the nonpartisan Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the firing was recommended by the Office of Professional Responsibility, which is the ethics office of the FBI, the agency where McCabe worked. But that didn’t stop some Obama leftovers from spinning the firing into a political move manipulated by the Presiden.
McCabe was set to retire (with a full pension and other benefits) on Saturday but learned on Friday that he would instead be fired, receiving a pension but before earning thousands more in retirement benefits from the American people.
Law Professor Jonathan Turley: McCabe firing suggests Comey lied to Congress while under oath about ‘never leaking or approving a leak.’ pic.twitter.com/7y0z7qGZhe
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 17, 2018
To a normal person, it might seem that all of these facts, stacked one atop the other, clearly seem to indicate that the Trump administration was simply following protocol with the decision to fire McCabe, but the Obama era lackeys can’t seem to grasp why breaking our laws is such a big deal.
Here’s Obama CIA chief John Brennan defending McCabe, even after McCabe’s fellow FBI Agents saw fit to recommend his firing.
When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you. https://t.co/uKppoDbduj
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) March 17, 2018
Brennan’s tweet was especially ironic as McCabe was fired for not being honest in his testimony and Brennan was caught lying to the Senate and the American people but received no punishment. As reported by the liberal British paper, The Guardian, in 2014;
Lest we forget, Brennan’s most recent false statement is not his first James Clapper-esque experiment in misinformation. The nation’s top spy is, in fact, a proficient and skilled liar( ….) It’s far past time for the Obama administration to bring a little accountability to the intelligence community. It’s time for Barack Obama to fire John Brennan.
Again, the problem with Brennan’s defense of McCabe is that it flies in the face of the facts on hand. I feel it necessary to bring up this line from the Business Insider report on McCabe’s firing:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general Michael Horowitz reportedly concluded in a report that McCabe was not forthcoming during the OIG review. The FBI Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) subsequently recommended that Attorney General Jeff Sessions fire McCabe, according to The New York Times…
Those are two INDEPENDENT offices who operate outside of our political sphere.
Another former FBI Assistant Director also fired back at Brennan over the weekend, revealing that his sources claim that Brennan was constantly leaking classified information (a felony offense) during his time at the CIA. James Kallstrom once held the #2 position at the FBI, and so he’s uniquely qualified to understand its inner-workings. Here’s what he said in response to Brennan assertions about McCabe.
James Kallstrom: The animus and the malice against Trump is prima facie exposure of how he felt about Trump before the election. My sources tell me [Brennan] was leaking almost weekly or daily, and he was taking that bunch of phony crap supposedly from Russia, and peddling that through the Congress and the media, he was one of the active people. I’ve known him a long time and I think he’s involved, and quite frankly, I think it goes right to the top, quite frankly.
Maria Bartiromo: To President Obama?
James Kallstrom: It goes right to the top, and it involves that whole strategy. They were going to win [the 2016 election], nobody would ever know this stuff, and they just unleashed the intelligence community. Look at the unmaskings? We haven’t even heard about that yet. Look at the way they violated the rights of these American citizens?
I hope Gen. Flynn sues a lot of people because he was handled so bad…
He didn’t lie to the FBI. They didn’t even interview him about a crime. He was in his legal authorized mode when all that happened.
They are the people who committed felonies, not the General. They’ve ruined [Flynn] and because they threatened his son, you know, they bankrupted this guy that gave his life to this country. Just the whole dealings. Look how they dealt with the IRS? There are so many things they have done badly.
James Kallstrom: “They’ve ruined [@GenFlynn] – and because they threatened his son, you know, they bankrupted this guy that gave his life to this country.” #SundayFutures @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/WVjl3R7icR
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 18, 2018
All of this is simply more evidence of just how politicized our intelligence and how the liberal community puts politics before the country and why draining the swamp remains a key priority of the Trump administration.need of a thorough house cleaning.
Much of this post was originally seen a Constitution.com