RUSH: I have to tell you, folks, I’m about at my limit of being able to absorb all of this and remain civil with this Andrew McCabe situation. This is so beyond the pale. This is just not right. And nothing, apparently, is being done about this. McCabe is still appearing on every cable news and infotainment television show that will have him, even though he is disgraced, completely, totally disgraced.
He was fired from the FBI for lying to any number of sources for illegally leaking. He is at this moment being investigated by the Department of Justice for lying to the FBI. There is an inspector general report, another one, an investigation going on right now, Mr. Horowitz. That’s gonna be revealed in April. And all of this raises the question, why hasn’t McCabe been arrested? Why hasn’t McCabe been put in solitary confinement?
What is Manafort doing in solitary confinement? What are any of these other people doing having their lives destroyed for having so-called lied to the investigators when Andrew McCabe has done exactly that and far worse? And now he is permitted to write a book furthering these lies, amplifying these lies, being given media assistance in amplifying these lies, and profiting from all of this for which any other person would have been arrested, would have been subjected to a grand jury, may have been convicted already, and put in jail.
Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, any number of others that Mueller has targeted have been financially ruined over having done absolutely nothing that had anything to do with the so-called original claim here: Trump-Russia collusion, stealing an election. It is just outrageous! How come Andrew McCabe is allowed to have a Kickstarter fundraiser page? How does he get book deals? How does he get a book tour? Well, we know the answers to these questions.
Most of all, why hasn’t McCabe been forced to turn state’s evidence and sing? Why hasn’t Andrew McCabe been put under the hot lights and been forced to explain the absolute truth of what everybody has done here? Who else would be in a better position to rat on the other members of this attempted coup against Trump? We’ve got Comey, John Brennan, to James Clapper, to Rod Rosenstein, to Peter Strzok Smirk, Lisa Page, Sally Yates. Why not use his process crime to put the screws to him for what surely is the biggest political crime and political hoax in U.S. history?
But, no, Andrew McCabe is being feted as a hero all over American journalism. He is allowed to profit. He was given a book advance. He’s now out selling this book. And he is continuing to tell lies and defame the reputation of the president of the United States. Andrew McCabe is still out there on cable television saying, “I still think Donald Trump could be a Russian asset.”
You know there’s a name for this. There’s a name for falsely accusing people of these kinds of crimes and activities. That term is McCarthyism. And supposedly the left hated McCarthyism, and they hate McCarthyism to this day except when it works for them. When McCarthyism works for them, look how eagerly they get behind it. Look how much they push it. Look how they promote it.
They’ll defame anybody. The Covington High School kids. They’ll defame people that do not believe people running a hoax, like Jussie Smollett. They’ll defame anybody who did not believe Smollett’s hoax from the get-go. Mueller has been doing the same thing. There hasn’t been a crime indicted, a person indicted for anything having to do with what Mueller’s original investigation was ostensibly all about.
Now James Clapper is out on TV (imitating Clapper), “Well, you know, I can see where Trump could still be, yes, a Russian asset, but I think the Mueller Report’s not gonna say that,” Clapper said, “And I think it’s gonna be rather anticlimactic.” So, wait. Mueller doesn’t have the goods, Mueller never has had the goods ’cause there aren’t any goods to have, but McCabe could be right, Trump could still be a Russian spy. He could still be a Russian asset. Mueller doesn’t have the data on this, but we still think that this is all possible.
How is it that Andrew McCabe is free to go on TV and declare that even to this day he thinks Trump may be a Russian spy? And in the very same breath he goes on to say that Trump has undermined faith in our public institutions? Trump. Trump has undermined faith in our public institutions? This guy has single-handedly destroyed the reputation of the FBI. This guy has single-handedly called into question the fairness and the justice at the very Department of Justice. This guy is an obvious sleaze weasel when you watch him on television. He knows he’s getting away with this. He knows the media is not gonna call him to account. He knows that nobody else is, either.
These people are free to engage in all this because they are confident nobody is gonna do anything to them. And they have done this. This has been one of the things that has propelled them since this entire Mueller farce and all of the crap that happened before the Mueller farce got started. They have sat there arrogant and confident that there’s nobody that can stop them and nobody who will stop them.
I’ll give you evidence of this. McCabe is now claiming that he briefed the congressional leadership, the Gang of Eight, which included the GOP leadership, Devin Nunes, and Paul Ryan. McCabe claims that he briefed them on the FBI’s investigation of the Trump-Russia collusion, and he says that none of them objected, none of them had any problem with it whatsoever.
Now, Trey Gowdy’s all over Fox saying, “That’s not true.” We’ll have the audio sound bite of that coming up. But I want you to think about something. I think this is entirely possible, except for Nunes. I think this is entirely possible. I think in the early days of this McCabe goes up there and he talks about this Russia investigation with Trump. And, don’t forget, for the first six to nine months of Trump’s first year — remember how the Republicans were not helping Trump in anything. He wanted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There was talk about shoring up border security. Trump wasn’t getting any assistance whatsoever.
And I remember going on Sean Hannity’s television show, other TV shows and on this program observing that if we could just get three months, just get three months of the Republicans supporting Trump’s agenda we’d be off and running! And there wasn’t any. I later learned about September of 2017 that the Republicans in Congress believed all of this. They believed that Trump was not long for the office. They believed that he had colluded with Russia. They believed the media. They believed all these FBI people. They believed Comey.
All these people had impeccable reputations. Comey before all this began was considered only number two to Mueller as having the most integrity and honor of any human being in that wretched town. So I can totally believe there might not have been any pushback from the early Republican committees when McCabe waltzes in and tells them that he believes Trump colluded with Russia. People forget after Donald Trump won this election, there was so much shock and dismay, it was heart attack creating kind of shock. Nobody expected Trump to win.
I remember on the Friday after the election, Reince Priebus came in here (well, we had him on the phone), and the first thing out of his mouth… “Okay. Okay. We get it. We get it here. No more excuses. No more excuses.” What he meant by that is, “Okay. We — we — we get it. We can’t we can’t blame the Democrats anymore. We’ve got to accomplish things now. Our guy won. We have the Congress. We have the House. We have the Senate. We have the White House. No more excuses.”
Yeah. Well, that was the Friday after the election. But it wasn’t until after September of 2017 that some of the Republicans in Congress finally figured out this whole thing was a hoax. Why did it take ’em that long? At the center of every one of these outrageous moments in history is the media. The media is to blame, the explanation. The media is who is feared, media reaction is feared, and so media malpractice is allowed to happen day in and day out with nobody pushing back on it because they can’t!
The media can defame public figures all day long. The media can destroy the lives of public figures all day long. Because of a Supreme Court case, there’s nothing public figures can do other than try to prove that what the media is doing is with absolute malice — meaning they are intending to destroy careers and lives — and that’s a very difficult thing to prove. So most people never even try because it involves discovery and the revealing of secrets in people’s lives they don’t want known that may have nothing to do with the particular case.
So the media has a free rein to systematically target and destroy anybody they want. Do you realize Sarah Palin is still being blamed on prominent websites today for the shooting of Gabby Giffords? Sarah Palin is still being blamed. I am still being held up for ridicule in so many different ways. I may be the most targeted, ridiculed private citizen in this generation. That may be a bit of it contest. I’m sure there are some other private citizens here regularly defamed and libeled.
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