VETERAN MOVE

Donald Trump fired Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin.  The stated reason was a European trip Shulkin took, at Taxpayer expense that apparently included Wimbledon tickets.  Shur, the attorney for Shulkin, says the European trip was “immensely valuable to the VA.”  Only a skilled attorney could say that with a straight face.

Shulkin was the last hold-over from the Obama administration and his public comments today show that the decision to fire him was long overdue.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fired-shulkin-warns-of-privatizing-va-rips-toxic-culture/ar-AAveE70?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Shulkin was committed to maintaining the current model where the VA builds massive facilities and handles everything in-house with VA unionized employees.  To him the worst case scenario would be a successful privatization program that results in decisions to close or downsize existing VA hospitals or clinics.  Bingo. This has nothing to do with taking care of veterans; it has everything to do with taking care of the massive VA infrastructure and bureaucracy.

My only question is:  “President Trump, what took you so long?”

Mr. Shulkin failed to understand something really important.  He reports to the President of the United States, not vice versa.  While he can and should give his opinion, it is his duty to implement the Presidents’ agenda.  It is the President, not the Director of the VA or any other agency that was elected to do the people’s will.  It is long past time we removed these entrenched bureaucrats who think they and they alone are entitled to make decisions for the rest of us.

The good news is that Trump is a quick learner, he is bringing in his own team and he is working diligently to drain the swamp.  Whenever one drains a swamp the result is always uncovering some really ugly things and the overwhelming stench of corruption.  But compared to the status quote, that stench is a beautiful thing.

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SCOOPING THE UNIVERSE

Michael Flynn was charged with perjury for allegedly lying to the FBI.  Robert Mueller indicted him, and Flynn plead guilty.  But that is not the end of the story.  In December the Judge who handled the Flynn indictment was recused from the case:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn/judge-presiding-over-michael-flynn-criminal-case-is-recused-court-idUSKBN1E202V

He was replaced by Judge Emmet Sullivan.  That would be the same Judge Sullivan who held federal prosecutors in contempt and overturned the unjust indictment against Senator Ted Stevens.  Sadly, this happened after Stevens had been beat in an election because of this politically motivated prosecution.  The Democratic Senator who replaced Stevens cast the deciding vote on Obama Care.

In December Judge Sullivan demanded that Robert Mueller turn over all documents regarding the indictment of Michael Flynn, and he specifically included documents that Mueller did not believe to be material.  Now it is being reported that those documents have been turned over to Sullivan.

www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/after-mueller-transfers-all-evidence-on-gen-flynn-to-judge-sara-carter-asks-whats-next/

There are numerous reports that the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe he lied to them.  When an FBI agent interviews a witness, they must complete a FD-302.  If the FD-302 on Michael Flynn indicates that agents did not believe Flynn lied, then one would question why he would ever plead guilty.  The obvious answer is that his attorneys were never informed of this.  There are reports that James Comey testified before congress in March 2017 stating that the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe Flynn had lied to them or that any inaccuracies in his answers were intentional. It doesn’t appear that anyone told Flynn’s attorneys about that either.

If the FD-302 documents say that Flynn lied, then their validity is in doubt.  If they don’t say he lied, then the indictment is in doubt.  These documents are now being reviewed by a judge who hates this kind of crap.  There are two possibilities here.  One is that all the reports say Flynn lied and the judge will just deliver his sentence. Then we would potentially have perjury under oath by Saint Comey. The other is that the Judge will believe the indictment was unjust and will rescind the plea deal based on prosecutorial misconduct.  If he does that, the Mueller Investigation is done.

The documents have apparently been delivered.  Based on history, it will not take long for Judge Sullivan to make a decision.  He has a reputation for sticking to the law and the facts.  This could be the ultimate bombshell regarding regard to the entire Russian Collusion investigation, yet the main stream media is ignoring this story.  It is far more important for Anderson Cooper to ask Stormy Daniels for specific details on Donald Trump’s sex life.

Incredibly, the reporters who are looking at evidence rather than chasing rainbows, like Sara Carter, are the ones reporting this.  If they got this wrong, it will be the first thing they got wrong.  Only one News personality, Sean Hannity, is reporting on this story.  If he is right, he has scooped the universe.

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IMAGINE THAT!

It is easy to become depressed when we are forced to endure things like the obsession with Stormy Daniels by the main stream media.  So I thought it was time to write about something good and uplifting.

Yesterday my wife and I went to see “I Can Only Imagine.”   My previous experience with faith based films was pretty disappointing. The acting was predictably mediocre and none of the characters seemed very real. These films appealed to Christians but probably not to anyone else.

This is remarkably different. The plot, based on the personal history of Bart Millard, the lead singer for Mercy Me, is very real. The acting is incredible. The role of Bart Millard is played by J. Michael Finley, star of Les Miserables, and he combines a powerful voice with highly skilled acting. Dennis Quaid plays the father and he knocks it out of the park. These are two of the best acting performance I have ever seen in any film. Both characters are very real and the impact is astonishing.

Unlike a lot of faith based films this one doesn’t try and turn the movie into a sermon. The result is that the message is delivered with even more impact. It reminds me of the quote from St. Francis of Assisi who was the founder of the Franciscan order of monks: “Preach the gospel always, if necessary use words.” He probably never said this, but the point is that sometimes actions speak a lot louder than words. That is definitely true about this movie.

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AFTER THE STORM

I did not watch Anderson Cooper interview Stormy Daniels. Frankly, I probably wouldn’t watch Anderson Cooper interview anyone. A few years ago, I liked him. He seemed to do a good job and he at least pretended to be fair. Those days are long gone. He is now so full of bitterness and bile that he has become unwatchable. He is very possibly the most obnoxious self-righteous hypocrite in the history of modern television. This may be unfair to Mr. Cooper because sadly there are several others who are just as bad.

The media is hyperventilating because Ms. Daniels says she was threatened, maybe, by someone. Hillary Clinton literally ran a war room to intimidate all the women she considered a threat to her husband. Unlike this incident, which was never reported and is totally undocumented, there is ample documentation of what Hillary Clinton did to females unfortunate enough to encounter Bill Clinton.

The media also ignored the numerous allegedly consensual affairs by Bill Clinton. The following names all have one thing in common: Monica Lewinsky, Gennifer Flowers, Maria Furtwangler, Belinda Stronach, Naomi Robson, Markie Post, Patria Duff, Elizabeth Gracen, Sally Perdue, and Dolly Kyle Browning. They all reputedly had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton.

https://www.ranker.com/list/bill-clinton_s-loves-and-hookups/celebrityhookups?var=7&utm_expid=16418821-388.8yjUEguUSkGHvlaagyulMg.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2F

Hillary Clinton is on the list, but only because she was married to Bill Clinton.

It gets worse, much worse. Flight logs show that Bill Clinton flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express” at least a dozen times. Fox News reported that Clinton declined Secret Service protection on at least five flights and may have taken as many as 26 trips. Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in 2005 and signed a plea agreement in 2007 with the U.S. Attorney’s office. He received a 30-month sentence and registered as a “Tier 1” sex offender. He was ordered to pay compensation to victims of child sex abuse. Neither Bill Clinton nor his spokesperson has ever responded to these allegations. They have never been denied or disputed, they were just ignored. Anderson Cooper never attempted to interview any of the participants.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/14/bill-clinton-ditched-secret-service-on-multiple-lo/

This why Trump supporters don’t really care what Stormy Daniels or anyone else has to say about Donald Trump’s personal sex life. They are disgusted by it but are not naïve enough to think that Trump’s accusers have any moral standing on the subject. Liberals have tried everything else to get rid of Trump, starting with the fake Russia Collusion scandal. Now they are trying to embarrass him out of office. This is world class hypocrisy. It is beyond obvious and looks increasingly desperate. Like all the other remove Trump at any cost conspiracies, this too is doomed to failure.

Meanwhile the noose appears to be tightening around those who illegally conspired to remove Trump from office. Unlike the folks at CNN who lurch from one poorly sourced and easily discredited accusation to another, there appears to have been a serious investigation by professionals and criminal indictments are increasingly likely. In addition, I think we are about to experience what I call the Chappaquiddick effect. A major movie about this called Chappaquiddick will be released on April 6, 2018. I believe it will force a lot of people to finally understand the willingness of the liberal left to cover-up and ignore the misdeeds of liberal Democrats. So far, no one is disputing the facts depicted in this movie. If you have the stomach to watch this, keep in mind that liberals still idolize Ted Kennedy as the “Lion of the Senate.”

Ultimately, I believe the unrestrained campaign to remove Trump from office will backfire on Democrats to an extent that is almost unimaginable. Trump is no saint, but the liberal left has covered up far worse by their heroes since forever. It is quite simple. If the Stormy Daniels story is so important, at some point someone is going to start telling the truth about Bill Clinton and a cast of thousands. A one-night stand with and over-the-hill porn star is pathetic. Enabling and participating in the fruits of human trafficking with under-age girls is far worse. Any honest investigation of Clinton will quickly turn up a mountain of inconvenient facts. That is likely to make Harvey Weinstein look like a choir boy in comparison.

Sadly, once again we are seeing prime times news discuss the sex life of a President. It is further evidence that the liberal media will stoop to any level in their hate filled and insane mission to destroy Donald Trump. If they win, everyone else loses.

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BROKEN WINDOWS

The French Revolution was remarkably different than the American revolution because it was led by out of control mobs. On September 3, 1791 France adopted its first written constitution. The Legislative Assembly was replaced in August 1792 by the National Convention when radicals took control. The result was an absolute bloodbath in 1793. The National Convention adopted several things including the eradication of Christianity. It was fueled by hatred of the aristocracy and the Catholic Church. During a ten-month period, thousands of people were killed under the orders of Robespierre who dominated the Committee of Public Safely. He was executed on July 28, 1794. While reforms in France were long overdue and many of the participants had good intentions, France paid a terrible price for yielding to mob rule. Within a short period of time Napoleon Bonaparte seized power and became a dictator.

https://www.history.com/topics/french-revolution

Today we are watching another attempt to seize power by mob rule. Most of those students and the other people participating in the protest this week have only minimal understanding of the issues. Nothing being proposed will make our schools safer. I question whether the people directing this chaos have any interest in making our schools safe. They certainly are not interested in a reasoned debate. They are solely interested in seizing power and these protests show the same lack of restraint that resulted in the French revolution. Anyone who disagrees with them is demonized. If you do not support gun control legislation it is because you hate children. Opposition is not only silenced in many cases there is violent opposition.

If these mobs succeed we will soon see mobs decide every public issue. One of the first missions will be to further eradicate Christianity. When you combine this with increased pressure on the police to avoid confrontation, violence is inevitable. There is a lot more than a naïve ban on the AR15 at stake. What is at stake is the balance of power that has kept us free for over 250 years. Our revolution was different because our founding fathers wrote a constitution that protected all of us. Wise men knew that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The constitution granted enough power to govern but not enough power to implement dictatorship.

The mob thinks they are the ones in control, but the opposite is true. History teaches us that evil dictators often ride to power on the backs of the unsuspecting who naively think they are engaged in a righteous cause. Lynch mobs, while exciting, are the polar opposite of justice.

This week we saw more mobs in Sacramento. An unarmed man was shot by police. No one wants that to happen, but there is more to the story. This man was shown on police helicopter video running through back yards and possibly breaking the windows on a neighbor’s house. The police were there because the neighbors asked for help. In a dark backyard, two police officers made a tragic mistake. They thought a cell phone was a gun and they shot someone who was no threat to them.

The most likely response is that police will become more hesitant to respond to requests for help. The only real solution to preventing this tragic event would have been if police didn’t respond at all. However history teaches us that if police only respond to crimes like rape, robbery and murder, the results are often catastrophic.

The broken window theory, developed by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling in 1982 argues that ignoring disorder and incivility in a community inevitably results in occurrence of serious and violent crime.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/broken-windows-theory

New York City Police Commission William Bratton adopted this theory and the aggressive order-maintenance practices of the NYP resulted in a dramatic decrease in crime. By the time Bratton resigned in 1996 felonies were down 40% and the homicide rate had been cut in half.

There are still those who dispute the broken windows theory. They run places like Stockton, Baltimore and Chicago. Does anyone want to move to any of these cities?

These mobs, so adored by CNN and the rest of the main stream media are extremely dangerous. The problem is made worse when politicians, who should know better, surrender common sense at the first sign of public protest.  The owner of the Sacramento Kings talked about his support for the protestors.  He failed to mention supporting the police who were at that very moment protecting his stadium from an angry mob.

We ignore broken windows to our peril.

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TWEET TWEET

President Trump is threatening to veto the omnibus spending bill.  He should do that for a lot of reasons.  One is that over 100 Republicans in the House voted against that bill.  Clearly this is, another, case where RINO Republicans caved to Democrats.  They were unwilling to fight, so they just gave the Democrats everything they wanted.  This is a classic example of rewarding people for bad behavior.  Democrats are literally gloating.

I believe that if Trump vetoes this bill he will get strong support from the public.  Contrary to what Schumer believes, the blame for the government shutdown will fall squarely on Democrats.  They are the ones who loaded this up with pork while ignoring the border wall.  If Trump accepts this, there is zero chance he will achieve much of his agenda.  In addition, conservatives will be furious over the funding of the New York tunnel, the funding of Planned Parenthood, the funding of immigration reform and the failure to fund the border wall.  If this bill becomes law, the Republicans are probably guaranteed to lose big time in the midterm election.  Many Republicans will view this the same way I view it.  Why bother voting for Republicans who promise to act responsibly, who promise to stand up for our values and who end up voting like Democrats.  If that happens Democrats will probably try to impeach Trump.  At a minimum, they will make it nearly impossible for him to govern.

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THE WRAY THINGS ARE!

Christopher Wray was interviewed by Pete Williams from NBC. This interview was extremely helpful to Donald Trump.  It put a lot of things in perspective:

www.nbc-2.com/story/37770818/wray-trump-never-asked-me-to-do-anything-on-russia-probe

What he said:

“He’s (Donald Trump) never asked me to do anything with the Russia investigation,”

What he did not say:

Wray would not confirm or deny if he had threatened to resign while under pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

What he did say:

“I have been very clear from the minute I was nominated to the minute I walked in the door to countless opportunities since then that I am always unwaveringly committed to doing this job by the books, independently, following our rules and our processes free from political or partisan influence,”

The timeline of McCabe’s firing is significant. On January 23, 2018, there were reports that Wray threatened to resign if Trump fired Andrew McCabe:

https://ijr.com/2018/01/1053773-report-fbi-director-wray-threatened-resign-sessions-fired-deputy/

On January 29, 2018 FBI Director Christopher Wray had the opportunity to review the FISA memo and one would assume, supporting documentation.

thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/first-casualty-fisa-memo-director-wray-reads-fisa-memo-sunday-deputy-director-mccabe-steps-monday/

There were numerous reports that Wray was outraged and what he read. That seems very consistent with the fact that even NBC news admitted that McCabe had been effectively fired. He was immediately relieved of all duties.

On Friday, March 16, 2018, Jeff Sessions publicly announced the firing of Andrew McCabe. Christopher Wray did not resign. In his interview of NBC News Christopher Wray did not criticize the decision to fire McCabe. It wasn’t even discussed.

This is beyond obvious. The case for first dismissing McCabe was so well documented that Wray moved from threatening to resign if McCabe was fired to dismissing McCabe himself in less than a week. Then, less than two months later, Wray did not object to the official termination of McCabe by the Attorney General depriving McCabe of part of his pension.

There has already been some distancing of liberal democrats from McCabe. Adam Schiff admitted that McCabe’s firing may have been justified. So, did Eric Holder. They only complained that they didn’t know all the facts, yet.

While Donald Trump writes tweets that drive people crazy, he has clearly avoided obstructing anything and he has cleverly allowed Christopher Wray and Jeff Sessions to:

doing this job by the books, independently, following our rules and our processes free from political or partisan influence,”

We all know about the political firestorm by the liberal left pretending outrage at the firing of Andrew McCabe. But the reality is that these things are being investigated, it is being done efficiently resulting in strong and decisive action. The main stream media tells you what they want to believe and what they want to happen. They have been consistently wrong and if the facts are even close to what is being reported by more credible sources like Sara Carter, then we are going to start seeing indictments and a lot of supposedly smart liberal analysts and reporters with massive quantities of egg on their faces.

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THAT’S RICH!

There are few stories more intriguing than the unexplained murder of Seth Rich. The following article is very interesting:

http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/ed-butowsky-sits-first-interview-gateway-pundit-sued-family-seth-rich-murder-mystery/

The main stream media has shown zero interest in this story.  Part of the problem is that the MSM wants to believe that Russia hacked the DNC server.If the DNC e-mails were provided to WikiLeaks by Seth Rich, than the entire Russia collusion narrative looks like a naïve fairy tale.

Although the MSM allegedly believes the intelligence community investigated this and proved that Russia hacked the DNC server that is not accurate. The DNC server was never subject to a forensic evaluation by the FBI or the NSA.  The only analysis was done by CrowdStrike, which was retained by the DNC.

Guccifer actually claimed responsibility for hacking the DNC servers. He also said it was such an easy hack that lot’s of other people did the same thing.  If the rumors that John Podesta’s password was “password” that is pretty easy to believe.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3084594/security/dnc-hacker-slams-crowdstrike-publishes-opposition-memo-on-donald-trump.html

Note the parsed response from CrowdStrike to this allegation.

“CrowdStrike stands fully by its analysis and findings identifying two separate Russian intelligence-affiliated adversaries present in the DNC network in May 2016. On June 15, 2016 a blog post to a WordPress site authored by an individual using the moniker Guccifer 2.0 claiming credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee. This blog post presents documents alleged to have originated from the DNC.

“Whether or not this posting is part of a Russian Intelligence disinformation campaign, we are exploring the documents’ authenticity and origin. Regardless, these claims do nothing to lessen our findings relating to the Russian government’s involvement, portions of which we have documented for the public and the greater security community.”

CrowdStrike did not deny that the DNC servers were hacked by Guccifer. Other qualified experts who reviewed the documentation supplied by CrowdStrike gave an opinion that the files were downloaded to a flash drive or a portable hard drive.  That makes sense.  Anyone who has ever downloaded a large file from the internet knows this can take a long time.  Downloading thousands of e-mails over the internet seems highly unlikely, unless you are a reporter for CNN.

We don’t know why Seth Rich’s parents are opposed to having their son’s murder investigated but this reminded me of a personal experience many years ago.  A friend of mine was a sales representative for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan. He discovered that he could visit local Teamster union operations and quote them health insurance coverage with significant savings.  One day he got a friendly visit from two nice gentlemen who thought he might like to know that he was taking business away from an insurance agency owned by Jimmy Hoffa’s wife.  They did not threaten him, but he got the message and never called on another Teamsters union.

The only thing certain is that the main stream media has zero interest in this story, or any other story that has the potential to be damaging to the Clintons.  On the other hand, there is no negative story about Donald Trump that they will not rush to publish without regard to actual facts.  If the facts were slightly different and Seth Rich was a Republican with connections to the RNC, this story would be front page on every newspaper and the lead story on every news broadcast.  Sadly, no one in the MSM seems to give any consideration to the damage they are doing to their own credibility.  They show even less interest in doing the right thing with regard to the murder of Seth Rich.

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TWEET DREAMS

Incredibly, after more than a year in office, the main stream media has not learned its’ lesson regarding Donald Trump and his tweets.  They still think he is an angry and delusional man blinded by anger writing stupid stuff.

Here are the actual Trump tweets:

Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added…does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!

No one appears to dispute these facts.

Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?

Trump knew all about McCabe from day one.  Odds are he spent as little time with McCabe as possible and that there was always someone else present.

Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source…or known someone else to be an anonymous source…?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.

Although the main stream media claims this misinterprets the Comey quote that is not true.  McCabe said he had permission to leak certain things to the press. McCabe’s attempt to deflect blame from himself may have incriminated Comey.

The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!

Trump has a point.  Even if Mueller found the ultimate smoking gun, he no longer has any credibility.

The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!

This is accurate.  The main stream media is missing the point that the people who investigated McCabe and recommended his termination are not partisan appointees.  There is likely to be clear documentation of the facts.

As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State. #DrainTheSwamp

This also is increasingly obvious.

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!

The main stream media missed the point.  Trump said this was a great day for the men and women of the FBI. He is right about that. If the reports about the systemic bias and corruption at the top levels of the FBI are true, then a lot of FBI agents are probably celebrating.

I am reminded that Trump knows things that we do not know.  Notice the lack of typos.  Each tweet is cleverly designed to make a point.  Odds are these weren’t even written by Trump, they were written by his legal counsel.

Once again Trump has the main stream media hyperventilating.  Trump would never consider firing Mueller because he knows that the Mueller investigation has been hopelessly compromised.  He would like it to end, but he wants the entire investigation to end.  The worst-case scenario for Trump is not Mueller continuing to investigate, it would be to have Mueller replaced with someone who has credibility.

In the meantime, John Brennan, James Comey and Andrew McCabe have all exploded with outrage and they are the ones saying stupid things.  They look and act desperate.

Trump is probably having a good time.  The liberal left wants to believe in the wildly emotional and out of control Donald Trump.  That is exactly what he wants them to believe.  It is why he is having Tweet Dreams while they are experiencing a terminal case of fop sweat.

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CUMMINGS UP SHORT

On November 4, 2016, Elijah E. Cummings and John Conyers, Jr. requested the Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, U. S. Department of Justice  investigate FBI leaks regarding the Clinton e-mail scandal.

https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/cummings-and-conyers-request-investigation-of-fbi-leaks-to-trump-campaign

As recently as December 2016, Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI was defending Andrew McCabe.  That changed on January 29, 2017, when Wray was allowed access to the 4-page FISA memo.  Wray saw more than that.  He also saw the underlying documentation supporting that memo and he saw the IG report.  Wray was allegedly shocked by what he saw and within hours McCabe was on terminal leave.

https://conservativedailypost.com/journalist-reveals-fbi-director-wray-shocked-over-memo-day-before-dismissing-mccabe/

FBI Director Wray send a message to all FBI employees with the following statement:

“It would be inappropriate for me to comment on specific aspects of the IG’s review right now,” Wray said in the message. “But I can assure you that I remain staunchly committed to doing this job, in every respect, ‘by the book.’ I will not be swayed by political or other pressure in my decision making.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fbi-s-wray-makes-clear-mccabe-s-retirement-tied-ig-n842671

The official report of that investigation has not been released yet, but the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility reviewed that report and recommended that former Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, be fired.  It is significant that they made this decision knowing that firing him now would deprive him of his pension.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-officials-recommend-deputy-director-mccabe-fired-source/story?id=53747108

It would be foolish to believe that either FBI Director Christopher Wray or the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility would have made these decisions absent clear and incontrovertible evidence.

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Session fired Andrew McCabe and he gave a written statement explaining his decision:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-statement/statement-by-attorney-general-on-firing-of-fbis-mccabe-idUSKCN1GT04O

The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability.  As the OPR proposal stated, ‘all FBI employees know that lacking candor under oath results in dismissal and that our integrity is our brand.’ 

Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”

According to Session, the OPR report said that Andrew McCabe lied under oath. He also said that the Department senior career office recommended that McCabe be fired.  This means that Rod Rosenstein recommended termination.

Attorney General Sessions referred to another DOJ investigation being run outside of Washington.  That means Sessions has more information that has never leaked to the press.  He knew that firing McCabe would set off a political fire storm.  That is why he waited until he had all the facts before making his final decision.  Unless he is hopelessly incompetent, he has the facts to support his decision.

The most vocal voices supporting McCabe are James Comey, Eric Holder and John Brennan.  All of them face potential legal problems of their own.  John Brennan said Donald Trump is a demagogue heading for the dustbin of history, but he didn’t site a single fact to support his opinion.  Eric Holder said it was dangerous and cruel to fire McCabe, but he admitted he did not know anything about the substance.  James Comey said he will tell his story in his book, but he also didn’t dispute a single fact.

This means the investigation arrogantly ordered by Cummings and Conyers appears to have completely backfired. Not only did it come up short on the stated goal of finding corrupt FBI officials leaking information to support Donald Trump, the corruption appears to have all been by those who supported Hillary Clinton.

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