Former FBI Deputy Director Outlines Astonishing Behind-the-Scenes Machinations at DOJ

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NPR: “Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe condemned what he called the ‘relentless attack’ that President Trump has waged against the FBI even as it continues scrutinizing whether Americans in Trump’s campaign may have conspired with the Russians who attacked the 2016 election.”

“While he declined to conclude that Trump or his advisers colluded with Russia, McCabe said the evidence special counsel Robert Mueller has made public to date — including new disclosures about an August 2016 meeting between former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik, whom the FBI has linked to Russian intelligence — ‘is incredibly persuasive.'”

“The atmosphere at the Justice Department was so panicked, McCabe said, that the new deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, proposed wearing a recording device to collect evidence about Trump’s intent in dismissing Comey.”

“McCabe confirmed that he opened counterintelligence and obstruction of justice investigations into Trump after Comey was fired but said he and Justice Department leaders ultimately rejected the idea of secretly recording the president.”