Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Stronger Suit

With the "State of Self-aggrandizement" on tonight, Trump my choose between his two strong suits - stupidity and ignorance.

Trump remains unpopular—and as his unpopularity drags down the reelection prospects of the Republicans in congress, conditions are ripe for real Republican pushback. And, at the extreme, Trump’s presidency looks like “a developing ‘bipartisan heroism’ through impeachment!

Investigations offer a means by which Congress can confront a president, especially this president.

There are currently four committees investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign and administration. The extent to which these investigations have damaged the administration is remarkable.

Think impeachment.

Think Bipartisan Impeachment. (TBI)

After Trump fired Comey, a YUGE political blunder if ever there was one, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. McCabe undermined Trump’s claim that Comey had lost the confidence of the FBI rank and file.

Thereafter, McCabe was THE central target of Trump's ire toward the FBI over the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, as well as the bureau's handling of rival Hillary Clinton's email case.

The Trump-detested deputy director of the FBI is leaving his post earlier than expected, with no official explanation why. Because McCabe was a civil servant rather than a political appointee, Trump could not summarily remove him.

Trump was clearly after him, and it’s hard to imagine McCabe continuing as just another political football.

Two days before Christmas, that second-class chickensh*t bully Trump tweeted, “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!”

The “White House” said Mr. Trump, who had taunted Mr. McCabe on Twitter for months, had nothing to do with Mr. McCabe’s exit. “The president wasn’t part of this decision-making process,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.

McCabe will remain on the FBI payroll until March, when he is eligible to retire with full benefits.

Former FBI Director James Comey responded to the surprising early departure of the agency's deputy director on Twitter:

Special Agent Andrew McCabe stood tall over the last 8 months, when small people were trying to tear down an institution we all depend on. He served with distinction for two decades. I wish Andy well. I also wish continued strength for the rest of the FBI. America needs you.

— James Comey (@Comey) January 30, 2018

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