Devin Nunes, Watters and McCabe

En Garde in the bunker…

Devin Nunes is one of a handful of politicians that actually sounds normal when he speaks, which makes you want to listen and pay close attention to what he is saying. What a refreshing change this man is. Salt of the earth. No wonder he is enemy #1 to so many on the left.

Trust ‘sundance’ over at Conservative Treehouse to come up with the most incisive, provocative (and truthful) reportage available anywhere. Sometimes the most interesting and fresh insight comes from placing an atypical interviewer with a subject of strong interest. This interview by Jesse Watters of Devin Nunes is one such example.  Really good interview, extracting a surprising amount of insight and perspective:

One thing Nunes reminds us all about is the importance of Virtue in our public servants. Virtue is an indispensable character trait in those we elect, since no constitutional separation of powers and checks and balances can fully protect the republic from the ill effects of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats. In electing virtuous representatives We the People safeguard at least one entry into the rambunctious circus ring that is congressional politics.

Which quite conveniently leads me into the firing (finally!) of Andrew McCabe this past Friday by AG Jeff Sessions – Yet another gem of ‘sundance’ investigative reporting, as per his opener…

What has become increasingly visible is the largest political scandal in the history of U.S. government.  A political conspiracy at the highest levels of the prior administration and across multiple agencies within the U.S. intelligence apparatus. The scale of corruption being exposed is astounding.

The investigative effort to unravel and bring justice is almost overwhelming. It is also very likely the issues surrounding Andrew McCabe are only just beginning.

Within the response letter from Michael Bromwich, the attorney representing fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, you might note the following (emphasis mine):

[…] The investigation described in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report was cleaved off from the larger investigation of which it was a part, its completion expedited, and the disciplinary process completed in a little over a week. Mr. McCabe and his counsel were given limited access to a draft of the OIG report late last month, did not see the final report and the evidence on which it is based until a week ago, and were receiving relevant exculpatory evidence as recently as two days ago. (pdf link)

Within the Office of Professional Responsibility guidelines for Attorney Representation you might also note the following (again, emphasis mine):

The majority of OPR investigations are administrative in nature, and employees are not entitled to counsel as a matter of law. However, counsel may be permitted if counsel does not interfere with or delay the interview. Counsel must be actually retained by the employee as his legal representative, not as an observer. Counsel are not permitted access to certain confidential criminal investigative information and may not be permitted access to grand jury information.. (link)

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To cut to the chase – the long and dramatic delay in firing McCabe? Let’s assume that Sessions was planning to fire him sooner, but after Trump made that tweet long ago about “running out the clock” it just makes more sense that this is psychological warfare coming from the Trump White House.

It seems to some of us that President Trump is playing a long and lasting game. What he cleans up will not soon be corrupt again. The Deep State knows this and that’s why they want to stop him. It’s not that their abuse of power for personal gain would be suspended. It’s that it would be ended. Period.

To repeat with what is becoming my signature sign-off meme:

America has forever been full of the ‘enemies within’ and the current generation is seemingly no different. But as I constantly trumpet (pun intended) our nationalism, populism, and a new courageous president is all that stands in the way of these continuing threats from the liberal Leftist DemoMarxists.

A real threat that we ignore at our peril.

Thank God for President Donald J. Trump for being so insightful and intuitive – MAGA!


See also: Strange Response Statement by McCabe  Attorney Michael Bromwich