Former FBI director reveals that Donald Trump ordered Rod Rosenstein to write memo justifying the firing of James Comey.

By |2019-02-08T13:04:48-08:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |8 Comments

This is what is revealed in a new book by Andrew McCabe. 

Courtesy of The Guardian:

The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, privately complained that he was ordered by president Donald Trump to write the notorious memo justifying the firing of the FBI director James Comey, according to Comey’s former deputy.

Andrew McCabe writes in a new book that Rosenstein, who has publicly defended the memo, lamented that the president had directed him to rationalize Comey’s dismissal, which is now the subject of inquiries into whether Trump obstructed justice.

Rosenstein made his remarks in a private meeting at the justice department on 12 May 2017, according to McCabe’s memoir, which also accuses Trump of operating like a criminal mob boss and of unleashing a “strain of insanity” in American public life.

McCabe recalls Rosenstein being “glassy-eyed”, visibly upset and sounding emotional after coming to believe the White House was using him as a scapegoat for Comey’s dismissal.

“He said it wasn’t his idea. The president had ordered him to write the memo justifying the firing,” McCabe writes. Rosenstein said he was having trouble sleeping, McCabe writes. “There’s no one here that I can trust,” he is quoted as saying.

I find this completely believable and it helps to explain why Rosenstein so quickly chose a Special Counsel to investigate Trump and his ties to Russia.

McCabe claims that he too was pressured:

In his sharpest criticism, McCabe writes that after firing Comey, Trump and the White House counsel, Don McGahn, acted like mobsters by in effect offering McCabe protection in return for loyalty.

“The president and his men were trying to work me the way a criminal brigade would operate,” McCabe writes, recalling an Oval Office meeting soon after his elevation to acting FBI director.

He confirms reports that Trump asked him how he voted in 2016. Having been a lifelong registered Republican, McCabe writes, he did not cast a vote for president that year. McCabe was later publicly attacked by Trump, who abused him and his wife in tweets.

McCabe also affirms that Trump and his staff were often distracted by cable news and that Jeff Sessions often flew into fits of rage and confused actual classified intelligence and things he heard on Fox News. 

Further, McCabe alleges that Trump utilized an army of loyalist “shock troops” who attacked those who disagreed with the president as traitors. 

This book is guaranteed to set Fox News on fire tonight as they rend their clothes and claw at their faces in response to a book written by one of their frequent targets for harassment, that also defends James Comey and identifies Trump as an out of control dictator who functions more like a mob boss than a president of the United States. 

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8 Comments

  1. Whatevs February 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Hope Robert Mueller is watching TV tonight. Though I suspect he knows this all quite well.

  2. Paul February 8, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    This is the first review I’ve read of the book, and absolutely nothing you wrote surprises me. I read somewhere else that the only people Donnie Dotard trusts are Ivanka and Jared. Towards the end of Nixon’s presidency, he became very paranoid and also mistrusted almost everyone around him. It sounds like Dotard is following Nixon’s script. Let’s hope that we will see the end of Dotard’s presidency very soon.

    • Anonymous February 8, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Sounds like a lot of people want to jump ship before it goes down, which leaves Ivanka and Jared in charge along with the senile donnie.. sounds like a dictatorship.

      Also saw something briefly that Ivanka wants to do something to help women in the “developing world”.. what? by opening more sweat shops, getting fake visas to work at trump golf clubs.

      This family does nothing to help others if they don’t profit personally in some manner.

  3. DR February 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    FB>”So apparently Google translate now handles Trumpanese. I typed in “presidential harassment” and it came back as “Constitutional oversight.”
    Then I went to a thesaurus and typed in “hypocrisy,” and it came up as Benghazi. Who knew?”
    Dan the Man Rather

  4. Anonymous February 8, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    “’ In the wake of the op-ed’s publication, the White House embarked on a search for the official that has yet to turn up the culprit,” the report said.

    The search was approved by the acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. A White House spokesperson has not responded to a Politico’s request for comment.”

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/08/trump-executive-time-schedule-1160691

    “In the latest, former White House communications aide Cliff Sims recounts the president calling to demand the names of White House leakers.

    “‘Give me their names,’ he said, his eyes narrowing,” Sims writes.
    “‘I want these people out of here. I’m going to take care of this. We’re going to get rid of all the snakes, even the bottom-­feeders.’”

  5. anon February 9, 2019 at 8:18 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/heres-whitaker-blinked-congressional-testimony-weakened-trumps-executive-privilege-argument/

    “CONtemptuous behavior”
    “Whitaker did indeed cite the privilege during his testimony before the newly-Democrat-controlled committee — but only after claiming he’s never been asked by the White House to make “any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel investigation, or any other investigation.”

    “Whitaker’s contemptuous behavior toward the Chair (time limits!) may excite the #MAGA base but it will have long term negative consequences for Whitaker & DOJ w/ its authorizing committeee”

    • anonymous February 9, 2019 at 9:51 am

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/02/09/matthew-whitaker-could-be-busted-by-democrats-for-lying-in-his-congressional-testimony.html

      “cross-check”
      “Now that Democrats and investigators have a list of claims and non-claims Whitaker made under oath, they will be better able to hold him and the president accountable.” “every time they have an investigation now, every time they talk to a new witness, get a new document, a new e-mail, they’re going to cross-check that with what Whitaker said under oath or didn’t say under oath,” ”

      “Matthew Whitaker took a victory lap at Trump Hotel following his congressional testimony ”

      Red Sparrow (in) Waiting

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