Some Americans support President Trump while others dislike him strongly. That has gone on for more than two years. More information has come out recently about how the latter group extended into the top echelons of law enforcement and actions that were taken two years ago. And that is very disturbing.
Andrew McCabe, a former deputy director of the FBI, is hyping a new book and doing the usual media interviews. One highlight is a statement that he and other top officials were estimating whether they could get enough votes among Cabinet officers to invoke the 25th Amendment, certifying that Trump was unfit for office. Actually, that amendment would involve only whether a president were physically or mentally unfit and has nothing to do with what some critics would call impeachable offenses.
McCabe, who was fired for lying to the FBI’s inspector general, is now in direct conflict with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who claims McCabe is lying again. Rosenstein, who still oversees the Mueller investigation into Trump and possible Russian collusion, is expected to resign soon. And McCabe may be indicted eventually.
A new attorney general who held the position years ago, William Barr, was confirmed last week. He really has a tough job ahead in restoring confidence in Justice and the FBI. Multiple investigations are dragging on and may do so for a while. Meanwhile, this talk of an attempted coup in the United States of America should make all Americans worry that it could happen again — with disastrous consequences.