Republicans Are Trying To Get Rid Of The Acting Director Of The FBI To Save Trump

This is what it looks like when a party has lost its way and has no fundamental principles anymore and will do anything to cover up and enable their party’s president, who is under investigation for possibly colluding with Russia in order to steal the 2016 election and more.

Republicans will do anything to avoid a real Russia investigation. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has come up with a reason to get rid of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who is the acting director after President Trump fired James Comey, citing “political problems.”

What are these political problems? McCabe’s wife, Dr. Jill McCabe, ran for Virginia State Senator, and received a donation by a PAC of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. McCabe disclosed this to a department ethics official. McCabe, who is a respected 20 year member of the bureau, was a part of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The DOJ will be investigating McCabe to see if he should have recused himself from the Clinton email investigation.

“He’s got political problems because of McAuliffe helping his wife and I don’t think he’s the person that should be taking over,” Grassley told CNN’s Manu Raju.

But Grassley, and indeed the entire Republican party, was okay with Jeff Sessions being in charge of James Comey as Comey investigated the Trump Russia scandal, even though Jeff Sessions not only was a member of the Trump campaign that’s being investigated, but Sessions lied under oath to the Senate about his conversations with a Russian ambassador.

Sessions was one of Trump’s top foreign policy advisers, and he spoke to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak privately in his office while the Russians were actively working to get Donald Trump elected.

This fact Sessions forgot to recall during his confirmation hearing for Attorney General, a spot he holds now. And only after much outrage and uproar in the press did Sessions finally agree to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

If by “recuse” Sessions meant give advice to the President that the man in charge of the FBI Russia investigation should be fired days after he asked for more resources to investigate the Russia scandal.

If anything, Democrats have reason to side-eye McCabe because of his reported conversations with Trump Administration officials about the Trump Russia investigation. These conversations were acknowledged to have occurred; it’s the content of the conversations that is murky.

So let’s get this Republican logic/value system straight. A man who disclosed that his wife was given money by a political PAC of a Democratic governor who is a Clinton ally can’t be trusted to participate in an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server.

But a man who was in the very campaign that’s being investigated over its ties to Russia and lied under oath about his discussions with Russian officials can be trusted to be the top person over the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign.

One person was honest and was not directly involved in the issue – his wife received money from someone who is known to be a Clinton ally. This person can’t be trusted to run an investigation.

But a person who is directly implicated in the very crime he’s investigating can be trusted to run the investigation according to Republicans.

For more on this “value”, see Republicans totally fine with former Trump campaign and transition people running the investigations in the House and Senate.

You’re just supposed to “trust” them; but you should doubt the man who disclosed his wife receiving money from a Clinton ally.

While you know about his wife receiving money because transparency, we still don’t have Donald Trump’s tax returns so we don’t know exactly how he might be benefiting from any quid pro quo with Russia or any other country. But Republicans are also OK with that. Republicans also claim that even though there’s no real separation with Trump’s businesses, his children are running them and that’s OK. But McCabe’s wife can’t have taken money from a Democratic PAC.

Republican logic: A Democratic PAC donating to a Democratic candidate is much more alarming than an AG who as Senator and foreign policy adviser met secretly with a Russian ambassador while Russia was hacking the U.S. election, and then lied about it under oath.

Basically, this faux hysteria over political problems is an excuse to run out anyone who isn’t hand picked by Donald Trump and associates to turn a Republican eye to the handover of our country to Russia.

Republicans are enabling a continued hostile act of aggression against the U.S. by a foreign power, on par with a modern day declaration of war.

To fix this, people will need to vote for patriots in 2018, and that means voting Republicans out of office.