The idea of the Washington D.C. Swamp, that President Trump is currently planning to drain, was considered a bit of an abstract during the 2016 campaign.
Of course, it is simple for anyone to stand behind a podium and claim that they, and they alone, can waltz into Washington, flip over the entire game table, and then reset the pieces to the advantage of We The People. Often, this claim, especially out on the campaign trail, is nothing more than a boastful brag about one candidate’s imperviousness to corruption. Hell, it’s often just lip service.
But not in the case of President Donald Trump. This is a man who has seen the dark and murky underbellies of both government and big business, and is ostensibly just another member of We The People.
So, when Trump got to Washington, he actually did start draining the swamp, beginning with the cretinous creatures of the intelligence community who bent over backwards in 2016 in order to prevent democratic diva Hillary Clinton from facing charges in her wholly illegal and immoral email controversy.
This meant a wholesale razing of the FBI – an agency that has been under fire in recent months for their continued failures in the realm of domestic terrorism.
Trump first canned James Comey, the director of the agency when the decision was made to ignore Clinton’s massive breach of trust as Secretary of State.
Now, as the nation is still reeling from the firing of Comey underling Andrew McCabe, new details are emerging regarding the maligned McCabe’s time within the botched bureau.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied four times, including to James Comey, about his authorization of leaks to the media, according to a Republican lawmaker familiar with an internal FBI report recommending McCabe’s firing.
“He didn’t lie just once; he lied four times,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Thursday.
“Four times he lied. He lied to James Comey. He lied to the [FBI’s] Office of Professional Responsibility, and he lied twice under oath to the inspector general.”
Jordan, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, told The Daily Caller News Foundation earlier on Thursday the Office of Professional Responsibility report revealed McCabe not only did not tell Comey he authorized leaks to the media, he “affirmatively denied” he did so.
I’m not sure that it gets any “swampier” than 4 wholly false statements to your higher ups and under oath, especially when those statements were made for obviously political purposes.
Now, some in America are surprised that the FBI has been exposed as so very reckless in recent weeks, but we must remember that this is an organization who is designed to operate within the shadows. What “oversight” they do adhere to comes from within, making for a wholly unfamiliar power structure to those of us who don’t work in covert intelligence. (I imagine that’s a hearty percentage of us).
McCabe, like Comey, was an entrenched member of the Washington swamp who deserves the exposure and criticism that he is now receiving.
And, of course, this means that Trump is doing the job we elected him for in spite of the “resistance” that Comey and McCabe represent.