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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:24 PM

Andrew McCabe appreciation thread. He has done so much for us!

I wish I had his email to send him a message of support. I often wonder on these appreciation threads if the person being appreciated ever sees them; if maybe someone they know forwards the thread to them. I feel a strong desire to express appreciation to him.

I have been very impressed with him in all the interviews I've heard and feel that what he is bringing out could (hopefully) be a game-changer. He comes across so rational, calm and thoughtful, and is highly articulate. One of the things that has struck me is how very much FBI and intel people give of themselves, often at cost to their personal lives, and sometimes at great cost.

Edited to add: listening to him on Chris Hayes just now, he also displayed a great deal of empathy. On Colbert last night, he was quite funny, in a very dry way. He interviews extremely well, which makes him really effective in conveying his message.

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Reply Andrew McCabe appreciation thread. He has done so much for us! (Original post)
Amaryllis Feb 2019 OP
mainstreetonce Feb 2019 #1
elleng Feb 2019 #2
Snake Plissken Feb 2019 #3
IllinoisBirdWatcher Feb 2019 #11
Corgigal Feb 2019 #4
WheelWalker Feb 2019 #5
llmart Feb 2019 #6
UniteFightBack Feb 2019 #7
lostnfound Feb 2019 #8
UTUSN Feb 2019 #9
samnsara Feb 2019 #10
highplainsdem Feb 2019 #12
Duppers Feb 2019 #13
Jarqui Feb 2019 #14
politicaljunkie41910 Feb 2019 #15
Lonestarblue Feb 2019 #16
davekriss Feb 2019 #17
Marcuse Feb 2019 #18
SHRED Feb 2019 #21
SunSeeker Feb 2019 #19
CaptainTruth Feb 2019 #20
efhmc Feb 2019 #25
gibraltar72 Feb 2019 #22
California_Republic Feb 2019 #23
BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #24
Claritie Pixie Feb 2019 #26
watoos Feb 2019 #27
Desert grandma Feb 2019 #28

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:28 PM

1. I agree with you

But is anyone who matters listening to him.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:30 PM

2. Hopefully We the People matter.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:32 PM

3. The man took his oath of office seriously and was fired by Trump for doing so

He is a patriot and Trump is a treasonous piece of shit

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Response to Snake Plissken (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:11 PM

11. Amen and Amen. A true American hero. eom

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:32 PM

4. He's trying to tell us the truth,

and take care of his family.

I put 20 dollars on his fundme site when he was first fired because he would need bucks for legal fees. I think he got a million in 48 hours, thanked everyone and took down the request. I bet he was amazed on how much we regular folks knew what happened to him.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:37 PM

5. I couldn't agree with you more.

McCabe is a soldier.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:43 PM

6. Republican or not...

I think he's one of the good ones. Besides, he didn't vote for Trump, so that stands for something.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:43 PM

7. I'll join in with you on that. I find it to be quite BRAVE. nt

 

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:00 PM

8. And peace to his family too... Next President needs to reinstate his pension eligibility.

Itís interesting to ponder what the FBI is thinking about the Republican Party these days.

Rachel has quite a list of counterintelligence and top cops who have resigned the other day.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:06 PM

9. Done for his integrity not (just) "for us"

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:09 PM

10. i want to see more of him. Maybe he will be a contributor on msm somewhere

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:13 PM

12. Agree completely. I admire him. K&R!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:23 PM

13. He's an American hero

An American treasure.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:39 PM

14. All I've ever got from McCabe is that he seems like a straight shooting

patriotic American who tried to do his duty to the best of his ability ... and he was real good at his job.

To smear him out of his pension was so petty and so Trump. He'll get it when the Dems take back the White House.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:47 PM

15. As a federal employee, I assume that McCabe's firing would be subject to review by the MSPB.

Perhaps if those of us who believe that he has been treated unfairly by the OrangeMan, were to write a letter to the MSPB, it might have an impact on his appeal. I think the guy is very credible and we know that OrangeMan had everything to do with his firing. Also,we all bear witness to how the Orangeman treated him before he was fired and how the Orangeman showed his vindictiveness by speaking ill of McCabe's wife, at a time when McCabe could not freely and address the sicko back. McCabe stated in one of his interviews that Trump asked him how it felt to have a loser for a wife. He's been consistent in his responses during his TV interviews, and I can't imagine what it's like to be in that situation knowing your President is a traitor to his country, and he's coming after you next.

According to the info below, it seems that the current MSPB board only has one Board Member currently, and that info might not be correct. That Board Member was appointed by President Obama, and confirmed by Trump. I intend to send a letter addressed to:

Current Board Members of the MSPB at the following Wash DC address:

Where to File. A petition for review must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Board. This can be done via e-Appeal, by fax (202) 653-7130, or by postal mail or commercial or personal delivery at 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20419.

I think a letter would carry more weight than a fax since someone would have to print out the faxes and I would rather they didn't have to. Wouldn't it be nice if DU would bombard them with tons of letters? I think it would be worth the cost of a postage stamp and it would show that we are standing behind the workers, not Trump.

Let me know what you guys think.



What is the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)?

The federal Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) exists to protect the rights of federal civil service employees. The MSPB is designed to be independent of partisan politics and to provide federal employees with an opportunity to appeal adverse and unfair personnel decisions. In order to fulfill its role as an independent and fair system, the MSPB has been carefully organized and its board members have been appointed by the President of the United States.
Organization of the MSPB

In order to understand how your appeal will be processed and decided, it is important to understand how the MSPB is organized. The board members serve in the central Washington D.C. Office where the MSPB is headquartered. Many of the appeals and studies that are conducted by the MSPB occur in Washington where many federal workers are employed.

However, the MSPB recognizes that the federal government employs people in all areas of the country. Accordingly, there are MSPB regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. There are also field offices in Denver and New York. Administrative law judges hear and decide cases in these offices to make the MSPB process accessible to local federal workers and agencies.



Board Members

Board members are appointed to the MSPB for significant terms. The current Board includes:

ē Member Mark A. Robbins: Mr Robbins was nominated by President Barack Obama on Dec 5, 2011, and confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2012. He was confirmed by President Donald Trump on 23 January 2017. Mr Robbins previously worked as a senior provincial law advisor in Iraq prior to his appointment, and has a great deal of experience as the Executive Director of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, besides other roles as General Counsel in the government, and practicing attorney in the private sector. At the time of his nomination, Mr. Robbins was the General Counsel of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. His term ends on March 1, 2018.


https://www.mspb.gov/appeals/appeals.htm

How to File an Appeal
One of the MSPB's primary statutory functions is to protect Federal merit systems against partisan political and other prohibited personnel practices by adjudicating employee appeals over which the Board has been given jurisdiction. A list of the matters over which the Board generally has jurisdiction is contained in section An accessible version of this document may exist, click here to access that version Opens a New Window. 1201.3 PDF of Part 1201 of Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations (5 C.F.R. ß 1201.3) Links to specific sections of the law (United States Code or U.S.C.) and regulations (C.F.R.) are in blue text. Links to "Parts"--major groupings of Board regulations -- are provided on the left side of this page.

Initial Appeal Process
Procedures After an Appeal is Filed
Petition for Review Process
Judicial Review
Initial Appeal Process

Organization of the MSPB

In order to understand how your appeal will be processed and decided, it is important to understand how the MSPB is organized. The board members serve in the central Washington D.C. Office where the MSPB is headquartered. Many of the appeals and studies that are conducted by the MSPB occur in Washington where many federal workers are employed.

However, the MSPB recognizes that the federal government employs people in all areas of the country. Accordingly, there are MSPB regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. There are also field offices in Denver and New York. Administrative law judges hear and decide cases in these offices to make the MSPB process accessible to local federal workers and agencies.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:49 PM

16. McCabe is entirely believable.

He is serious and doesnít seem to overstate things just to sell a few books. Even knowing he was risking his job, he set up the Mueller investigation to protect it as much as he could. But now we have Barr on the job for a matter of days and the Mueller investigation is ending. I do not believe in such coincidences. Barr has finally accomplished what Trump wants. Some of the investigations that have been transferred to the states will continue, but I really have to wonder about the suddenness of the conclusion of Muellerís work. For example, Roger Stoneís prosecution has just begun. Manafort hasnít been sentenced. Flynn hasnít been sentenced. This seems like a clear message that says ďDo not cooperate any more. Mueller is done.Ē i really, really hope Iím just imagining things here!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:51 PM

17. Buy his book! Get it on the NYTimes bestsellers list

That will mitigate the pension stolen from him.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:53 PM

18. He and Comey blew up FBI policy by trashing Hillary. Trump congratulated Comey on camera for that.

Appreciate if you will, but donít forget. The enemy of an enemy is not necessarily a friend.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:11 PM

21. this

 

+10

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:06 PM

19. He's got guts to stand up to Trump. Wish I could say that about more people in DC. nt

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:08 PM

20. Agreed. When Democrats take control of govt, we should restore his pension.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:54 PM

25. Can we do that?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:40 PM

22. He just seems so sincere.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:50 PM

23. And so cautious in his replies

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:54 PM

24. I noticed that too.

I was thinking about him earlier and he seems like he lost so much. He really loved his job and was dedicated and devoted to it. The fucking moron hated him BEFORE he even met him. He was fired hours before his pension out of pure spite and I hope tRump pays dearly for his actions.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:03 AM

26. Completely agree! He is an American hero.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:18 AM

27. Trump and the right are Swift Boating him.

 

No one who he talked about in his book has come forward and denied what McCabe has written.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:28 AM

28. History will remember him as a patriot.

His actions taken in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election will lead to the exposure of the truth.

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