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