aside FBI Director Wray Threatened Resignation Under Pressure By DOJ AG Jeff Sessions

The republican President Donald Trump and his sycophants operating in the White House and the US Congress have not given up in their quest to shut down the FBI’s Trump/ Russian inquiry being led by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. If they can’t shut it down, they are doing their level best to discredit the FBI as an institution, the FBI agents and the Trump-Russia connections investigation, itself.

For anyone who watched the last 12/7/17 House Judiciary Committee republicans question the FBI Director Christopher Wray, it looked like he was under a full throttle attack as the senators were searching for any incidental tid-bit of data, so that they could lob accusations against the FBI.

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 AXIOS is now breaking a story about how the FBI Director Christopher has undergone extreme pressure to fire the Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, to where he threatened to resign rather than to give in to intimidation.

The president’s intense hatred for Mr. McCabe has to do with his wife who as a democrat ran for an elected office that she lost. The president is convinced of Agent’s McCabe bias against him to where the president has determined that the Agent McCabe as the Deputy Director, cannot be impartial in his duties. To date there has been no proof whatsoever that the Deputy Director McCabe has been anything other than the consummate professional that he is. (See: Andrew McCabe: deputy FBI director: Trump’s tweets, explained – Vox/12/23/17)

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Here is the rest of the story…

On January 22, 2018, Jonathan Swan of AXIOS penned the following report, “Scoop: FBI director threatened to resign amid Trump, Sessions pressure”

Excerpts:

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions — at the public urging of President Donald Trump — has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was removed, according to three sources with direct knowledge.”

  • “Wray’s resignation under those circumstances would have created a media firestorm. The White House — understandably gun-shy after the Comey debacle — didn’t want that scene, so McCabe remains.”
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From left  acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney Gen Rod Rosenstein, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats
  • “Sessions told White House Counsel Don McGahn about how upset Wray was about the pressure on him to fire McCabe, and McGahn told Sessions this issue wasn’t worth losing the FBI Director over, according to a source familiar with the situation.”
  • “Why it matters: Trump started his presidency by pressuring one FBI Director (before canning him), and then began pressuring another (this time wanting his deputy canned). This much meddling with the FBI for this long is not normal.”
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White House Counsel Don McGahn
“McGahn has been informed about these ongoing conversations, though he has not spoken with Wray about FBI personnel, according to an administration source briefed on the situation. Trump nominated Wray, previously George W. Bush’s Deputy Attorney General, last June to replace James Comey as director.”

“Trump has also tweeted negatively about other senior FBI officials who are allies of Comey, including the former top FBI lawyer James A. Baker who was recently “reassigned” after pressure from Sessions.”

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“White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said of Wray: “As we’ve said, the president has enormous respect for the thousands of rank and file FBI agents who make up the world’s most professional and talented law enforcement agency. He believes politically-motivated senior leaders including former Director Comey and others he empowered have tainted the agency’s reputation for unbiased pursuit of justice. The president appointed Chris Wray because he is a man of true character and integrity and the right choice to clean up the misconduct at the highest levels of the FBI and give the rank and file confidence in their leadership.”

“As I reported last night, Sessions has adamantly urged Wray to make a “fresh start” with his core team.”

“Trump and other Republicans have been hammering McCabe — who was selected by the White House as acting director after the Comey firing — for months on Twitter.”

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  • “On July 26, Trump tweeted: “Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got…big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!”

“The latest: The New York Times — and others — reported in December that McCabe “is expected to retire after he becomes eligible for his pension [in] early [2018].” But senior Justice officials are still not sure what McCabe plans to do.”

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    • Dear John Fioravanti,

      He managed to take the heat in stride while protecting his folks. He has a very difficult job and he knows it. His institution is under attack from within.

      Hugs, Gronda

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