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60 Minutes inadvertently uncovers attempted FBI coup

Written By | Feb 16, 2019
Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, 60 Minutes, Insurance Policy

WASHINGTON: By his own admission, fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe was a willing party to Russia/DNC collusion in the 2016 presidential election. McCabe told Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes”:

“I was speaking to the man [Donald Trump] who had just run for the presidency and won the election for the presidency, and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage. And that was something that troubled me greatly.”

Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, 60 Minutes, Insurance Policy

Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe speaks with CBS’s Scott Pelley. “60 Minutes” screen capture.

A liar and a liar’s dossier

McCabe would have us believe that he believed the now discredited anti-Trump dossier, which accused Trump of cavorting with Russian prostitutes while on business trips to Moscow. The dossier implied Trump was susceptible to Russian blackmail.

A follow-up narrative to the blackmail fairytale further alleged that Russia worked behind the scenes with WikiLeaks to undermine Hillary Clinton’s run for president, thus assuring victory for a man sure to bend to Moscow’s will.

The dossier was the work of Christopher Steele, British spy and, as it was later revealed, paid FBI Confidential Human Source for an as-yet-to-be-determined period of time.

Christopher Steele. James Bond redux, Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, 60 Minutes, Insurance Policy

Satirical composite image by the author combininb PR imagery for “Casino Royale” and AP file photo of Christopher Steele.

That dossier formed the nucleus of the Justice Department’s evidence taken to the secret FISA court. The FISA court that grants warrants giving the FBI permission to launch a counterintelligence operation. Spying against the 2016 Republican Party candidate for president and members of his campaign.

We now know Christopher Steele was not only in the employ of the FBI but also working for opposition research firm Fusion GPS. The firm that hired Steele to compile the anti-Trump dossier on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. A dossier whose lurid sexual allegations came by way of Kremlin sources.

The “insurance policy”

After meeting with Justice Department teams “investigating the Russia cases,” McCabe told “60 Minutes” he…

“… was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion, that were I removed quickly or reassigned or fired that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.”

This is probably what the FBI’s former head of counterespionage, Peter Strzok, refers to in a phone text to his mistress. He suggested high-level FBI officials had devised an “insurance policy” to deal with Trump.

Peter Strzok, None Dared Call It Treason, Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, 60 Minutes, Insurance Policy

Former head of the FBI’s counterespionage section, Peter Strzok. C-SPAN screen capture.

The other insurance policy
Rod Rosenstein, Deputy A.G., President Trump, Al Maurer

Presidents Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. NBC News screen grab.

But the most interesting revelation to come from the McCabe interview was the FBI’s back-up insurance policy. McCabe confirms Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s campaign to remove Trump from office. Their tool of destruction being the 25th Amendment’s Section 4, which states in part:

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.” (Emphasis added).

According to McCabe:

“Rod [Rosenstein] raised the issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort.”

This caused even Scott Pelley to raise an eyebrow:

“What seemed to be coursing through the mind of the deputy attorney general was getting rid of the president of the United States. One way or another.”

Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, 60 Minutes, Insurance Policy

Scott Pelley of CBS News. “60 Minutes” screen capture.

Surprise! The New York Times got one story right

McCabe only confirmed a New York Times story from September of 2018 that said Rosenstein made…

“… remarks about secretly recording Mr. Trump and about the 25th Amendment in meetings and conversations with other Justice Department and F.B.I. officials… people were briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by F.B.I. officials, including Andrew G. McCabe, then the acting bureau director, that documented Mr. Rosenstein’s actions and comments… he did tell Mr. McCabe that he might be able to persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions and John F. Kelly, then the secretary of homeland security and now the White House chief of staff, to mount an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment.”

Both Sessions and Kelly were later sacked by Trump. Could this have been the reason?

If nothing else, McCabe’s admission confirms what the nation’s “newspaper of record” had already reported. And it is grounds for Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s firing, along with his attack dog, Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Ergo, it is time Trump brought an end to the FBI and Justice Department’s not so silent coup.


Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, and Robert Mueller are all members in good standing with the GOP. Their actions prove the extent to which never-Trump Republicans contributed.  Taking actions along with Russia, the Democratic National Committee, British intelligence, and the Hillary Clinton campaign to undermine the will of the American electorate.  And the electors to the constitutionally sanctioned Electoral College.

Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, 60 Minutes, Insurance Policy

(Voice of America)

Not since the South seceded from the Union, in reaction to the election of Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860, have such treasonous actions been committed by government authorities.

The Party of Lincoln has forgotten Lincoln and his wise words.

“If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

Nonetheless, the proof is out there. Both Democrats and never-Trump Republicans clearly chose suicide.


Steven M. Lopez

Originally from Los Angeles, Steven M. Lopez has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.