Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe revealed that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed wire tapping the president, a revelation that analysts and Sara Carter suggests was a “silent coup” to oust President Trump.
In a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, McCabe said the two hoped to invoke the 25th amendment to oust the President from the White House. The Former FBI Director has been touring the media circuit to promote his new book “The Threat”. Rosenstein has pushed back on allegations of wire tapping the president.
Moreover, McCabe told NPR, “I invite the committee, or any other committee on the Hill … to ask themselves why is it two of the highest ranking officials in the Department of Justice and the FBI in May of 2017 had to even consider the fact that the president of the United States might pose a national security risk to this country.”
The “Silent Coup” Attempt
Carter, who has called the action a “silent coup” since 2018, reacted to the news telling Dr. Sebastian Gorka, “Americans have to be so concerned over this because these are armed agents of the federal government that are attempting and discussing invoking the 25th amendment on a president of the United States.”
Carter spoke to a number of law enforcement sources who confirmed that senior officials within the FBI had operated with extraordinary bias. According to Carter, others should be investigated and a thorough investigation by the DOJ may drag in more senior Obama administration officials that instigated the baseless two-year investigation into Trump and his campaign.
A Liar and Leaker
However, McCabe was fired from the FBI in March 2018 after he lied to investigators and leaked classified information to the media. The President reacted to McCabe’s exit calling it, “A great day for Democracy.”
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ousted McCabe in March, 2018 just hours before his retirement, which made him ineligible for pension. He was fired for lying to investigators on multiple occasions about leaking to the media. The DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General recommended the firing in a report which was reviewed by the FBI and DOJ. Currently, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is conducting an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.