CBS’ Pelley: “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”

Elder Patriot – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appeared on CBS’ Sixty Minutes last night in an attempt to shape the narrative surrounding his involvement in the plot to overturn the 2016 presidential election.  

He failed to convince his interviewer, Scott Pelley.  (prompt to the :58 second mark)


“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.”

McCabe did not deny Pelley’s statement.

Pelley was referring to allegations made by then-Acting Director of the FBI McCabe that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump.

Whether Rosenstein – the Deputy Attorney General adamantly denies McCabe’s accusation – broached the possibility, or McCabe is now working his defense, doesn’t really matter.  

The conversation makes it clear that the meeting was no longer about an investigation into either criminal wrongdoing or for counterintelligence purposes.  It was now exposed for what it always had been; a political operation to remove the president of the United States..

There is no amount of lipstick you can put on this to change what Pelley realized when he said remove the duly elected POTUS “one way or another:”

“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.”

Whether McCabe actually said that or not, is immaterial.  He was present at the meeting and chose not to do anything.

In his position as acting head of the FBI McCabe was charged conducting investigations not political operations.  

Having failed to sufficiently damage candidate Trump before the election, the investigation was continued for political purposes with the intent of undermining Trump’s presidency.  At least that is the only logical conclusion once we realize that by the date of the meeting they knew their investigation had come up empty.

That meeting, between Rosenstein and McCabe was attended by others who have sought to characterize the conversation in different ways, seemingly for their own defensive purposes.

Certain things are clear, however.  According to Fox News, the meeting took place on May 16, 2017.

The next day, May 17, 2017, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller (a man whose closet is full of skeletons) to be special counsel.

Special counsels are not equipped to do counterintelligence investigations.  At least not as well as the FBI is. This bolsters suspicions that Mueller’s appointment was a continuation of the political operation.

Rosenstein’s intent: (H/T Sundance at the Conservative Treehouse)

♦(1) Create an investigation – Just by creating the investigation it is then used as a shield by any corrupt FBI/DOJ official who would find himself/herself under downstream congressional investigation.  Former officials being deposed/questioned by IG Horowitz or Congress could then say they are unable to answer those questions due to the ongoing special counsel investigation. In this way Mueller provides cover for ideologically aligned deep state officials; and preserves institutional appearances.

♦(2)  Use the investigation to keep any and all inquiry focused away from the corrupt DOJ and FBI activity that took place in 2015, 2016, 2017.  Keep the media narrative looking somewhere, anywhere, other than directly at the epicenter of the issues. In this way, Mueller provides distraction and creates talking points against the Trump administration that benefit his self-preserving intent

♦(3) Use the investigation to suck-up, absorb, any damaging investigative material that might surface as a result of tangentially related inquiry.  Example: control the exposure of evidence against classified leak participants like SSCI Director of Security, James Wolfe; and/or block IG Horowitz from seeing material related to the FISA abuse scandal and “spygate”.  In this way Mueller provides cover for the institutions, the administrative state, and the accepted standard system within DC.

The lack of, or refusal to release, Rosenstein’s charging document, or scope memo, that defined Mueller’s investigation only adds to the concerns that the special counsel’s appointment was only intended to damage Donald Trump politically.

Two days after Mueller’s appointment, on May 19, 2017, Peter Strzok, then-Chief of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Agency, who had led the investigation into Trump-Russia collusion, messaged FBI attorney Lisa Page that there was no there, there.  

Page worked directly for Andrew McCabe.  How can McCabe deny knowledge of the failed investigation at the time of the Rosenstein meeting?

Here’s the entire exchange between Strzok and Page:

Strzok Page Text Messages 5… by on Scribd

The messages were exchanged two days after Mueller was appointed.  Page and Strzok were exchanging texts about joining Mueller’s team.

As acting head of the FBI, McCabe was charged with conducting investigations.  Politics were not to be part of the equation. If Rosenstein was the first to suggest invoking the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, it became McCabe’s responsibility to immediately march over to the White House and alert the president what was afoot.

By not doing so, McCabe made himself a criminal co-conspirator in an attempted coup d’etat.