Attorney General Jeff Sessions is either just plain stupid or grossly incompetent. President Trump needs to fire him and get someone who will actually do the job the American people deserve. In keeping with his trend of ineptitude, the former Senator from Alabama is taking some major heat over his handling of senior FBI officials.
The fact that this is coming out is majorly embarrassing for the Attorney General… and it’s obvious he would rather keep it quiet.
Apparently, FBI Director Christopher Wray seriously punked out Jeff Sessions when he was pressured to fire Andrew McCabe. Mr. Wray told Mr. Sessions in no uncertain terms that he would resign before he fired Mr. McCabe. The FBI Director knew that his resignation would ignite a media firestorm and endanger the president’s credibility, and so Sessions ultimately caved and McCabe stayed.
Check it out, per AXIOS:
The White House — understandably gun-shy after the Comey debacle — didn’t want that scene, so McCabe remains. Sessions told White House Counsel Don McGahn about how upset Wray was about the pressure on him to fire McCabe, and McGahn told Sessions this issue wasn’t worth losing the FBI Director over, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Why it matters: Trump started his presidency by pressuring one FBI Director (before canning him), and then began pressuring another (this time wanting his deputy canned). This much meddling with the FBI for this long is not normal.
McGahn has been informed about these ongoing conversations, though he has not spoken with Wray about FBI personnel, according to an administration source briefed on the situation. Trump nominated Wray, previously an assistant attorney general under George W. Bush, last June to replace James Comey as director.
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said of Wray: “As we’ve said, the president has enormous respect for the thousands of rank and file FBI agents who make up the world’s most professional and talented law enforcement agency. He believes politically-motivated senior leaders including former Director Comey and others he empowered have tainted the agency’s reputation for unbiased pursuit of justice. The president appointed Chris Wray because he is a man of true character and integrity and the right choice to clean up the misconduct at the highest levels of the FBI and give the rank and file confidence in their leadership.”
Meanwhile, President Trump and other Republicans have been hammering McCabe, who was selected by the White House as acting director after the Comey firing, for months on Twitter.
On July 26th, Trump tweeted:
Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!
Jeff Sessions is basically afraid to fire Andrew McCabe for fear of what the FBI Director might do? Give me a break! Attorney General Jeff Sessions is their boss and he can do as he pleases… so instead, he keeps Andrew McCabe around when it’s clear that he has been working for Hillary Clinton since time immemorial?
Drain the swamp and start with Jeff Sessions!
What do you think of our lackluster Attorney General?