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https://www.npr.org/2019/02/18/695699240/graham-vows-to-investigate-administrative-coup-in-fbi-justi...

Graham Vows To Investigate 'Administrative Coup' In FBI, Justice Department

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has vowed to launch an investigation into whether officials at the Justice Department and the FBI were plotting a "bureaucratic coup" to oust President Trump.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has vowed to launch an investigation into whether top officials at the Justice Department and the FBI had plotted an "administrative coup" to drive President Trump out of office.

Kevin Bishop, a spokesperson for Graham, tells NPR that no date has been set yet for a hearing.

The senator, who was attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany, spoke with CBS' Face The Nation after an interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe aired on 60 Minutes.

Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts
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Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts
In what many are calling an explosive revelation, McCabe said he wondered if there were an "inappropriate relationship" between Trump and Russia, and that Justice Department officials had discussed whether power should be taken away from Trump through the 25th Amendment. He also said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally offered to wear a wire to secretly record Trump after he fired former FBI Director James Comey.

His remarks appear to sync with an anonymously penned New York Times opinion piece about "early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment."

Graham questioned whether McCabe's admission amounted to "an attempted bureaucratic coup," saying the country needed the truth.

"I'm going to tell the country about McCabe and the people at the Department of Justice and how they behaved," Graham said. "Did they take the law in their own hands? Did they abuse the FISA warrant process because they had a political agenda? Did their hatred of Trump go so far that they abandoned their role of being law enforcement agents and become advocates for a political cause? We're going to get to the bottom of that."

He also said he would subpoena Rosenstein and McCabe if he had to.

McCabe spoke with NPR's Morning Edition and said that he sought to halt accusations of an attempted coup. "At no time did I ever perceive that there was a legitimate effort underway by Rod [Rosenstein] or anybody else to remove the president under the 25th Amendment or in any other way," he said.

He added that no one followed through with Rosenstein's alleged proposal to wear a wire.

He described being "taken aback by the offer" from Rosenstein. McCabe said he spoke with "attorneys back at FBI headquarters about it. We all agreed it was a horrible idea and it was not something that we would pursue."

Rosenstein has denied that he suggested wearing a wire.

Long before William Barr was sworn in as Attorney General last week, questions have arisen over just how long he will remain employed by the Justice Department. He is expected to stay through a transition period and a concrete timetable for his departure hasn't been determined, NPR's Phil Ewing reports.

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As for McCabe, a grand jury was impaneled last year to consider his case after the Justice Department's inspector general determined that he misled investigators about contacts with a Wall Street Journal reporter, as NPR's Carrie Johnson reported. It remains unclear whether he will face criminal charges.

Referring to the inspector general's investigation, McCabe said, "I don't believe they were independent or fair in the process of this investigation or in its result."

He was fired hours before being eligible to collect his pension and health benefits.

Trump said on Twitter that McCabe's "story gets even more deranged." But he appeared to believe McCabe's description that Rosenstein offered to personally wear a wire, saying the two men "look like they were planning a very illegal act."

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"He also said he would subpoena Rosenstein and McCabe if he had to."

That is needed .

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With this topic you see how the far right enablers try and take a story and totally change what it says. The concern was an is true about Trump. These people know Trump has been in the mob world for all his life. They know his Campaign manager and others were working for Russia. They know the only place Trump could get money for his business was from Russians. They know Trump was money laundering for rich Russians. Nothing happens in Russia or with rich Russians that Putin is not aware of, and most times involved even if only by getting a pay off. Now they see Trump in action making moves to further Russia aims around the world. What they did was move to carry out their job of looking out for the USA something Trump never did as he only looks out for himself. Now the enablers want to cry out and make people think it is Trump who is being hurt where in fact it is Trump who is destroying the USA with the help of the enablers. This is the time to stand up to the far right and not allow that to happen and call out this attempt to divert a subject. Trump got elected by Russia diverting subjects with the Trump enablers and they put him in office as a minatory vote President.


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When McCabe lied to the FBI, it was not like they were trying to entrap him.

 

He lied, they believed him, and they left. It was later that they realized they were duped.

 

After the 60 Minutes interview, I can see - McCabe really hates Trump. 

 

I wonder when Rosenstein is going to sign a book deal.

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CriticalThinking:   This thread illustrates the huge divide between those who live in the real world and those who inhabit the alternate reality of Trump World. The thought that an American President could be a Russian Asset is staggering and real americans want a thorough investigation.

 

 

There certainly is a huge divide. The left is appropriately alarmed over it, while the right is only outraged at the people who want to investigate what is blatantly obvious.....................something going on between Trump and Russia stinks to high heaven.

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@Roxanna35 

I’ll second that. Planned coup, what a laugh. graham has done a irrational 180 in 2 years. Has been doing much

kissing up to trump, what position is he trying to get? Perhaps they were made for each other...can’t trust either one. 

And by supporting trump, he is also supporting putin. Didn’t graham vote for relaxing sanctions? 

Investigate away and give us another Benghazi spectacle, and waste our time and money...then again, that’s what trump is good at! Figures.  

graham is no longer in the same Patriotic league as his former friend, 

Senator McCain. 

 

Never Forget SJM!

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@KidBoy2 
If you are expecting a great investigation from Graham, I shall remind you that Graham has proven to be a flip flopper in all respects. If now he has made the decision to become a dog that kisses Trump's behind, To trust Graham would be a great mistake for Trump.
Because if the wind blows in a different direction he will blow in the direction that suits him the most.
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https://www.npr.org/2019/02/18/695699240/graham-vows-to-investigate-administrative-coup-in-fbi-justi...

Graham Vows To Investigate 'Administrative Coup' In FBI, Justice Department

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has vowed to launch an investigation into whether officials at the Justice Department and the FBI were plotting a "bureaucratic coup" to oust President Trump.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has vowed to launch an investigation into whether top officials at the Justice Department and the FBI had plotted an "administrative coup" to drive President Trump out of office.

Kevin Bishop, a spokesperson for Graham, tells NPR that no date has been set yet for a hearing.

The senator, who was attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany, spoke with CBS' Face The Nation after an interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe aired on 60 Minutes.

Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts
NATIONAL SECURITY
Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts
In what many are calling an explosive revelation, McCabe said he wondered if there were an "inappropriate relationship" between Trump and Russia, and that Justice Department officials had discussed whether power should be taken away from Trump through the 25th Amendment. He also said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally offered to wear a wire to secretly record Trump after he fired former FBI Director James Comey.

His remarks appear to sync with an anonymously penned New York Times opinion piece about "early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment."

Graham questioned whether McCabe's admission amounted to "an attempted bureaucratic coup," saying the country needed the truth.

"I'm going to tell the country about McCabe and the people at the Department of Justice and how they behaved," Graham said. "Did they take the law in their own hands? Did they abuse the FISA warrant process because they had a political agenda? Did their hatred of Trump go so far that they abandoned their role of being law enforcement agents and become advocates for a political cause? We're going to get to the bottom of that."

He also said he would subpoena Rosenstein and McCabe if he had to.

McCabe spoke with NPR's Morning Edition and said that he sought to halt accusations of an attempted coup. "At no time did I ever perceive that there was a legitimate effort underway by Rod [Rosenstein] or anybody else to remove the president under the 25th Amendment or in any other way," he said.

He added that no one followed through with Rosenstein's alleged proposal to wear a wire.

He described being "taken aback by the offer" from Rosenstein. McCabe said he spoke with "attorneys back at FBI headquarters about it. We all agreed it was a horrible idea and it was not something that we would pursue."

Rosenstein has denied that he suggested wearing a wire.

Long before William Barr was sworn in as Attorney General last week, questions have arisen over just how long he will remain employed by the Justice Department. He is expected to stay through a transition period and a concrete timetable for his departure hasn't been determined, NPR's Phil Ewing reports.

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Trump's Inaugural Committee Receives Justice Department Subpoena
As for McCabe, a grand jury was impaneled last year to consider his case after the Justice Department's inspector general determined that he misled investigators about contacts with a Wall Street Journal reporter, as NPR's Carrie Johnson reported. It remains unclear whether he will face criminal charges.

Referring to the inspector general's investigation, McCabe said, "I don't believe they were independent or fair in the process of this investigation or in its result."

He was fired hours before being eligible to collect his pension and health benefits.

Trump said on Twitter that McCabe's "story gets even more deranged." But he appeared to believe McCabe's description that Rosenstein offered to personally wear a wire, saying the two men "look like they were planning a very illegal act."

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"He also said he would subpoena Rosenstein and McCabe if he had to."

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Coup????

 

Because he has a direct path to the office of the president?  

 

Very funny. 

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This thread illustrates the huge divide between those who live in the real world and those who inhabit the alternate reality of Trump World. The thought that an American President could be a Russian Asset is staggering and real americans want a thorough investigation. Yet in Trump World, they don't want to find out the truth. They much prefer pretending that elite members of the FBI are the real criminals. 

 

This would be hilarious if it wasn't such a serious subject.

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LOCK HIM UP!! and throw away the key!
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Jim posted..

Part of a excellent post ..

Again, this completely undermines their claims that while they were in charge of the all-powerful U.S. intelligence community, they acted as non-partisan straight shooters. They were lightyears away from being straight shooters. And their opposition to Trump was beyond ideological. It was emotional, mostly driven by rage.

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It looks like McCabe should end up in jail and it also shows that the Russian probe was a witch hunt that had people chasing their tails.
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