by Charlie McNiff
That was a Massive Political Earthquake (about 8.5 on the Richter Scale) Friday nite, March l6th around 10 pm in Washington, D.C. A Huge Fissure opened up when FBI Deputy Director (No. 2 guy) Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in those late hours the night before St. Patrick’s Day.
It seemingly came out of nowhere when it erupted from the FBI OPR before it got to the Attorney General’s desk. OPR...what the hell is that?...and probably 99.999% of the citizenry in this country had the same thought. Even some in the TV Media didn’t know what it was. The OPR is the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility that is akin to the Internal Affairs crew of the police and sheriff’s departments for review and determinations of wrongdoings within those ranks.
The FBI has an ironclad rule that cannot be broken. You Cannot Lie...You Will Be Fired!
O.K., so when FBI Inspector General Michael Horowitz (appointed by President Obama in 2012) made his determination that McCabe had to go, his decision was sent to Director of the OPR Robin Ashton, (who was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder in December 2010) for a final review and determination. The OPR was the unbeknownst hammer to us in the hinterlands and outside the circle of law enforcement.
In the realm of the Justice Dept., it’s like being another Watchdog of the Watchdog Inspector General. It’s a Double Check! And when the OPR determined that McCabe leaked and lied...repeatedly...that was it and the Hammer was given to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to slam McCabe on the Anvil!
As a happenstance, Law Professor Allen Dershowitz was on the Laura Ingraham Show of Fox News when the Hammer came down and he mentioned, in part, “those kinds of offices (OPR) generally protect their own but for them to come down that hard on McCabe it really had to have proved facts with credibility and really be bad.” Professor Dershowitz added, “Being a conservative Civil Libertarian, we can agree on this action for the good of the country.”
Even Jonathan Turley, a constitutional lawyer and professor, said, “the testimonies of both McCabe and former FBI Director James Comey could make him (Comey) a leaker and a liar!”
It seems these two bunny rabbits, Flopsy and Mopsy (McCabe and Comey), can’t get their ear antennas focused and keep bashing their heads together in the process.
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, chimed in, “It’s gotten to be something new each week that leads to a much bigger picture...and the unraveling has just begun to unfold...”
As in biblical times, the Walls of Jericho are starting to crumble...and when they are reduced to rubble it could be strewn with a slew of creatures gasping for air in the Deep Swamp!!!
Former CIA Director John Brennan appointed by President Obama in March 2013, sent this sweet tweet to President Trump after McCabe’s fall from grace, “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you.”
Well, John, as to Your venality, moral turpitude and political corruption, you might cringe a little apologetically every time you look in a mirror for those faults you accuse others of having.
In that that vein, realizing there are storm clouds gathering in the Senate and House for a “Second” Special Counsel to investigate other areas of known malfeasance (O.K., Crimes!)...could it be possible Mr. Brennan, that the high echelons of your CIA tenure might have dirty smudges on their faces, not unlike the Andy McCabe Escapade.
Washington, D.C. is getting to be known as Lawyers Heaven!
Many aftershocks are expected to occur from the March 16th political earthquake (and it could be in similar 8.0 or bigger Richter Scale movements that includes falling dominoes of higher-ups in the Obama Administration).
Think about it, Obama’s going to get a ringside seat at the frivolities from his residence that sits just a few miles from the Nation’s Capitol. And if the fires get too hot, he might have to be on the lookout for some burning embers flying his way...Democrats sure don’t want any of his coat-tails to catch on fire.