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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:07 PM

Inside the frantic decision to open a Trump obstruction probe before Mueller got the job

"Ultimately, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe took the extraordinary step of opening an obstruction of justice investigation even before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, the sources said."
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Washington (CNN)In the hectic eight days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top FBI officials viewed Trump as a leader who needed to be reined in, according to two sources describing the sentiment at the time.

They discussed a range of options, including the idea of Rosenstein wearing a wire while speaking with Trump, which Rosenstein later denied. Ultimately, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe took the extraordinary step of opening an obstruction of justice investigation even before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, the sources said. The obstruction probe was an idea the FBI had previously considered, but it didn't start until after Comey was fired. The justification went beyond Trump's firing of Comey, according to the sources, and also included the President's conversation with Comey in the Oval Office asking him to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.


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Reply Inside the frantic decision to open a Trump obstruction probe before Mueller got the job (Original post)
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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:08 PM

1. McCabe trying to knife Rosenstein again

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:58 PM

2. What makes you conclude that, Loki?

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:26 PM

3. It's an open secret McCabe hates Rosenstein

For firing him.

A few months back the story was leaked that Rosenstein had suggested wearing a wire. McCabe was supposedly at that meeting. It almost got Rosenstein fired by Trump if you recall. Rosenstein denied it. At the time it was believed McCabe leaked that story.

This story leaks and it has very little new to add. But it reiterated the wire story and reinforces it.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:33 PM

4. Yes, and all of that was in the story.

CNN did learn that "Ultimately, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe took the extraordinary step of opening an obstruction of justice investigation even before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, the sources said."

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