A bombshell report in Axios is alleging that acting FBI director Christopher Wray threatened to resign after being pressured by the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
The scoop paints a very sketchy picture of Trump’s White House.
Against the backdrop of criminal investigation that has touched nearly every aspect of American politics, the executive branch of the government has continues to meddle in the affairs of the judicial branch, and done so with complete impunity.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the public urging of President Donald Trump has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was removed, according to three sources with direct knowledge”.
The story also is damming to Jeff Sessions, who allegedly is encouraging the acting FBI director to fire career law enforcement official for political gain.
Sessions machinations since(and before) the President took the oath of office continue to raise more and more questions, there is little doubt that his behavior has not caught the attention of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Especially since Sessions played such a prominent role in the controversial termination of former FBI director James Comey.
“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”.
This situation is simply not normal, an American President going this far out of his way to directly influence the most powerful law enforcement agency in the United States is beyond the powers afforded to him by the constitution.
It also does not help that matters(or perception) that the FBI is currently investigating the President for obstruction of justice.