Just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Friday evening, President Trump was on Twitter celebrating the professional demise of a man who devoted two decades of his life to law enforcement and justice:
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
But a member of the House Intelligence Committee is warning the president that his days in office are also numbered.
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA), responded to Trump on social media:
Gloat now, but you will be fired soon. And it’s not going to be done cowardly, as you’ve done to so many who’ve served you. There’s a storm gathering, Mr. President, and it’s going to wipe out you and your corrupt organization all the way down to the studs. https://t.co/I0UlNAlwxI
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 17, 2018
For his part, McCabe also commented on his firing, which came just two days before he was eligible to receive his pension:
“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.
“This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.”
With each day, it becomes ever clearer that the Trump administration is engaged in a lawless quest for power at the expense of liberty and truth. They are destroying lives and reputations in the false belief that they can get away with their crimes. As Congressman Swalwell notes, their day of reckoning is just around the corner.
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