McCabe: Rosenstein ‘was not joking’ about recording conversations with President Trump
Disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe turned the country on its ears with his 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night.
Among other things, McCabe stated during that interview that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “was not joking” when he discussed secretly recording conversations with President Donald Trump in hopes of using the recordings as evidence in proceedings to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office.
Pushback from Rosenstein, White House
According to McCabe, he and Rosenstein had a conversation about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. In fact, he said it was Rosenstein who first suggested recording the president for this purpose.
But Rosenstein has already gone on the record to say that is not the case. He has repeatedly said that he never “pursued or authorized recording the president,” nor has he discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
But even though Rosenstein has denied this, Scott Pelley, who was conducting the interview, offered no pushback on McCabe’s statement.
In fact, he actually fed into it, stating: “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 clearly came across as someone with an agenda, and conservative pundits have dismissed his interview for that very reason.
The White House has also already pushed back against the interview.
“Andrew McCabe has no credibility and is an embarrassment to the men and women of the FBI and our great country,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
And there is something even more alarming about the security in the White House: McCabe said that Rosenstein told him he was never searched when coming into the White House.
That being the case, it would be very easy for someone to sneak in a recording device.
We have already seen leaks from other leaked recordings that were privately done, so this is a huge red flag.
Forget everything as it pertains to Trump, but consider the ramifications of top secret and classified conversations being recorded and taken out of the White House.
How can security inside this facility be so lax that this is even possible?
We simply can’t let things like this happen. The fate of our country depends on it.