Mark Penn puts the greatest scandal of Obama administration officials — the greatest political scandal in our history — this way:
The most egregious anti-democratic actions ever taken by the what can now fairly be called the Deep State are confirmed with the publication of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s new book detailing how the FBI and Justice Department plotted to remove President Trump from office for firing FBI Director James Comey.
Justice Department and FBI officials spied on U.S. citizens with false warrants, gave a pass to one presidential campaign with a predetermined investigation, investigated another political campaign on the basis of no verified evidence, and illegally leaked information on investigations. They discussed wiretapping and using the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove President Trump, and appointed a special counsel as a retaliatory move for Comey’s firing.
It is now crystal clear that the highest echelons of the Justice Department and FBI had morphed from the world’s most professional law enforcement organization into a Third World rump group. They had the hubris to believe that they – not the American people or their duly elected representatives – should decide who governs and how.
Andrew McCabe reminds us. The origins of the Mueller Switch Project lie in a counterintelligence investigation based on the Clinton campaign’s dodgy dossier. McCabe has given us reason to pause and go deeper. In addition to Mark Penn in the excellent FOX News column above I have turned to:
• Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Eight days in May.”
• Michael Goodwin, New York Post: “Why we should thank Andrew McCabe for his service.”
• Willis Krumholz, Federalist: “7 Big Takeaways From Andrew McCabe’s Planned Coup.”
• Roger Kimball, Spectator USA: “The deep blob.”
• Ramesh Ponnuru National Review: “Keystone Koup.”
UPDATE: • Andrew McCarthy, FOX News: “Andrew McCarthy: McCabe, Rosenstein and the real truth about the 25th Amendment coup attempt.”