No need for a new post, I'll just post an update here: House Intel votes to make Nunes memo public.
I think they're gearing up to force Rosenstein out of the DoJ, and if Rachel Brand refuses to fire Mueller, then she'll be out too.
Also today: Trump told McCabe to ask his wife how it felt to be a loser: report
Trump made the remarks in a phone call to McCabe the day he fired FBI Director James Comey that was placed to demand why Comey was allowed to fly on a FBI plane from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., after being fired.
McCabe told Trump that he hadn’t been asked about the flight but that he would have authorized it if he had.
Trump fell silent before lashing out at McCabe and telling him to ask his wife what it felt like to be a loser, according to NBC.
The FBI head replied, “OK, sir,” before Trump ended the call.
So Trump wanted to maroon Comey in LA. I'm completely at a loss to understand how anyone can defend the man's behavior.
But furthermore, that McCabe is asked to step down the day after Christopher Wray viewed the "Nunes memo" is troubling. This is what Nunes and the rest of Team Trump have been scraping together in the shadows for the last few weeks or months. I'm not saying that the FBI is infallible, but I would like to point out that seeding distrust in American institutions is practically Putin's mission statement.
Edit: Also today, Trump administration declines to apply new Russia sanctions, for now. Can they legally decline to enact a measure that passed congress (98 votes to 2 in the Senate, and with an even more overwhelming percentage in the House)?
Edit 2: A much better summary than I could've ever managed, Big Lies, Law Enforcement, and the Defense of Rod Rosenstein