RUSH: So this is kind of classic. We have Andrew McCabe and his new book. Now, this guy was one of the ringleaders of this coup to get rid of Donald Trump, and he's got a new book out, and 60 Minutes is helping him push and promote the book, and he is bragging about this. He is bragging about his efforts to undermine and overthrow Trump. He's admitting, essentially, that he and his buddies put in motion a silent coup to get rid of Donald Trump. He admits that the talk of wiring Rosenstein to entrap Trump in an Oval Office conversation was real.
Rosenstein and others have been laughing it off and denying it. But McCabe is out there admitting that it is all true. He says every day in the White House, even today, every day in the White House is a new low. It's almost as though he wants great credit here for what he did. But in the process of bragging about this, we are learning his motivations.
The timing of this, however, could not be more delicious. And I haven't seen anybody make this point yet. Now, I'm sure somebody has, do not misunderstand. I just haven't seen it. Within the past week or two -- now, people have made this point, don't misunderstand, but connecting these two things I haven't seen yet. Over the past two weeks it has been -- and even longer than that -- over the past two weeks it has been leaking very slowly, very surely, that the Mueller report isn't gonna have anything about collusion with Russia in it. And actually these leaks began maybe more than a month ago.
There were the first reports of insiders saying, "You know, I wouldn't expect much here." That was one of the first leaks. "Don't get your expectations up. Way too high." Then the leaks continued along those lines. Then the most recent leaks, which were this week that Mueller may not even issue a report. And then Trump's lead lawyer at the beginning of all this, John Dowd, said, "There isn't gonna be a report. He's got nothing. There isn't anything in this." To which we correctly replied what the purpose is. It's gonna continue to provide a source for anonymous leaks.
Even if the report's got nothing in it, the media from now through the 2020 election is gonna be acting like it does. They're doing a 180 now. And they're acting like, "Well, wait a minute. We never, ever said that there was collusion." They really are. They're now starting to take the position, now that everybody knows that this report may not even be made public and that it does not have any evidence whatsoever of Trump-Russia collusion, there are elements of the media now saying, "Well, wait! We never said that there was!"
The term for this is gaslighting. They're gaslighting us. They're literally trying to make us believe that what we've thought for the past two years has been wrong, that they have not been pushing the collusion theory. I mean, it's stunning to see this. And I will have examples of this as the program unfolds before your very eyes and ears today.
Here's another report. This one is from the Drive-By Media. “Robert Mueller has spent two years investigating Trump, and he hasn't said a word. It's possible he never will. Justice Department rules require that Mueller submit a confidential report when his work is done.”
William Barr, the likely next attorney general, cast doubt on whether he would permit that document to be revealed during his confirmation hearings. Those who know Barr say that Mueller is unlikely to say anything about this report on his own.
John Pistole, Mueller's longtime top deputy back at the FBI, quote, "A public narrative has built an expectation that the special counsel will explain his conclusions, but I think that expectation may be seriously misplaced. That's not what the rules provide, and I really don't see him straying from the mission. That's not who he is."
"A public narrative has built an expectation that the special counsel will explain his conclusions. But I think that expectation may be seriously misplaced. That's not what the rules provide, and I really don't see Mueller straying from the mission. That's not who he is." Oh, so now it's not just Dowd saying we're not gonna get a report. Now Mueller's longtime top deputy at the FBI, John Pistole, is also saying, well, whoever thought there was gonna be a report? The rules don't call for a report! Mueller's not gonna break the rules! I wouldn't look for report!
Everybody's now tamping down expectations. And there's more and more. Now, the point of this, what a rotten time for McCabe's book to hit! Here's McCabe's book bragging about and making the case for his silent coup to get rid of Trump. At the same time, the Mueller people are leaking they've got nothing.
In a decent and sane world, this would be so embarrassing to McCabe that he would be trying to hide right now. He wouldn't not be going on 60 Minutes and he would not be publicizing this book because anybody with any knowledge whatsoever of Mueller and his stupid investigation and his waste-of-time hoax is now leaking that there isn't anything to report, that there's nothing in it, that there's no collusion with Trump-Russia. That the Trump Tower meeting was way overblown, nothing to see there, either.
And yet here comes good old Andy bragging about what he did to save America from the treacherous Donald Trump, the incompetent, the lazy, the profane Donald Trump. The lack of any substance from Mueller undercuts McCabe better than anything anybody could.
Here's a story from the Federalist today by Adam Mill. It's a pseudonym. That's not his real name. He's a practicing lawyer and other things in Kansas City. "As the Russia Hoax Begins to Unravel, the Gaslighting Begins -- The media has started backing away from the Russia collusion hoax. Many seem to know a reckoning is coming," and then he uses an episode from the old Seinfeld series, the TV show, to draw an analogy.
"In episode 171 of Seinfeld, George Costanza makes up a story about having a house in the Hamptons in order to avoid attending an event with his dead fiancee’s parents, the Rosses. He soon learns they know but the Rosses nevertheless accept an invitation to the fictitious house," because they want to expose Costanza. So Costanza "picks them up and begins driving towards a house that doesn’t exist. Both the Rosses and George maintain the pretense until George drives to the end of island past the last house in the Hamptons," and begs "for the Rosses to put an end to the charade.
"The lie’s momentum took on a life of its own as the players all continued acting their parts long after the truth was known." The analogy is that everybody involved in this -- from the media to Mueller to all the investigators to everybody involved in it -- has known it was trumped up, has known it wasn't true, has known they were running a hoax. Everybody involved in it. Now the day of reckoning is coming. Now we're getting to the point where Costanza/Mueller drives past the last house in the Hamptons and we find out that he doesn't own a home there.
"The episode comes to mind as the media has started backing away from the Russia collusion hoax. Like Costanza, many of the media perpetrators seem to know a reckoning is coming. Politico warned , 'Prepare for disappointment.'" We told you when that hit. There are links to them here in this story. "Mueller’s longtime top deputy at the FBI recently warned, 'A public narrative has built an expectation that the special counsel will explain his conclusions, but I think that expectation may be seriously misplaced.'"
David Marcus. That's the media guy. It was never about Russian collusion. What do you mean? (This is a media guy. This is the gaslighting. This is the reframe.) It was never about Russia collusion. What do you people think we've been...? (They're now lying to our faces, telling us the Mueller investigation has never been about Russian-Trump collusion, because there isn't any. So now they're resetting the table.)
"he Senate Judiciary Committee announced that after almost two years of investigation, it has uncovered no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Attorneys assigned to the Mueller team have quietly begun to slip away before the outcome of the investigation is made public... The Russia hoax is crumbling and people can’t run away fast enough. We’ve seen signs from the very beginning that many of the people who promoted the Trump-Russia collusion smear have always known it was a hoax. These signs have been in plain sight. Here is an incomplete list..." In the midst of all of this...
In the midst of all the players knowing they found nothing, they've got nothing, there was nothing to find -- that they have been running a hoax, that they've been running a silent coup --the damage that they have done to this country in the past two years is immeasurable, and there needs to be a brand-new special counsel impaneled to investigate everybody from Mueller and everybody on his team, to McCabe, to Comey, to Strzok, to Bruce Ohr, to every one of these people all the way up to Fusion GPS, the Perkins Coie law firm, Hillary Clinton, the Democrat National Committee, all the way up to Brennan and Clapper and maybe even Obama, because that's the root of this.
It was a concerted effort to nullify and overturn the election results of 2016. Look at the damage that has been done to this country because of what has been an out-and-out hoax -- and in the midst of this revelation, here comes McCabe with his book bragging about what he did and why, and in the process, admitting they were using the 25th Amendment? They were trying to round up cabinet members to admit Trump was unsuited, psychologically ill-equipped, intellectually unprepared. They wanted to wire Rosenstein and send him into the Oval Office to secretly record Trump so that they could amass proof that Trump was unqualified and unfit.
And McCabe is admitting to all this and wants applause and wants credit for it -- and wants you to go buy his book! Remember, this guy's wife was running for office in the state of Virginia and was getting campaign money from Hillary Clinton! The idea that they were trying to charge Donald Trump with treason? Not even charge, create innuendo! They were trying to create public opinion that Donald Trump had colluded, that he had hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed because Obama had slept on it in Moscow.
What about Clapper -- and what about Brennan, who...? Whenever evidence has come out that Mueller has nothing and there's nothing to this, Brennan especially starts attacking whoever says that. (summarized) "You just be patient. Just be patient. Just wait. Don't confuse and don't conflate obstruction with collusion." So now they're gonna pivot and they're gonna head straight for the obstruction aspect of this, since there never was any collusion. This has never been the investigation of a crime.
It's always been a counterintelligence investigation by design because there wasn't a crime. Counterintel investigations don't look for crimes. They don't even look for evidence. They come up with sources who are saying things and then analysts have to go check that out. It's not anything related to a criminal investigation. That is what the American people have been led to believe has been going on. You have 42% in this poll... I've never forgotten it and I never will: 42% of the American people, because of the last two years of this hoax, literally believe the Russians tampered with votes and affected the outcome of elections.
Forty-two percent of the American people believe this. So now there is nothing. Mueller's not gonna even issue a report. He's not gonna say anything. He doesn't have anything. At the same time, little Pencil Neck, Adam Schiff -- so dissatisfied -- has announced that they're gonna ramp up investigations in the House that the Republicans when they ran the committees didn't do thoroughly enough. Now they're gonna be looking at Trump's money. They're gonna look at Trump's tax returns. They're gonna look at Trump Organization's 30 years of business practices.
They're gonna look at it all, and they've got nothing -- and in the midst of this, here comes old Andy McCabe with his book bragging about his actions. We already know his motivations. McCabe: "There were 25th Amendment discussions at the Department of Justice to remove Trump from office." The president has tweeted, "Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left. McCabe’s wife received BIG DOLLARS from Clinton people for her campaign - he gave Hillary a pass.
"McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Really, this is... It's exactly what we've always known it was, folks. Now, something has happened to cause them to have to admit this -- and it'd be interesting speculation. But this ought to have people angrier than they have been since Watergate, to whatever extent people were mad then. This is one of the greatest travesties perpetrated on the American people in our lifetimes.
RUSH: Stop and think about something, ladies and gentlemen. How discombobulated must these people have been? Let's go to the DOJ/ FBI for a moment. You have McCabe. You've got Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. You've got Comey. You've got Rod Rosenstein. You've got James Baker, who is one of the grand pooh-bahs in the justice department. These are all Obama people. They literally are sitting around. We've just had an election. President was elected in duly constituted presidential election. Donald Trump wins.
These people are sitting around literally conspiring on sending somebody to the Oval Office wearing a wire (in this case, Rosenstein, who would become deputy attorney general) hoping to entrap the duly elected president for the purposes of then taking whatever they think they had to cabinet members and saying, "See? This man is unfit. We need your help in getting rid of this man using the 25th Amendment." Stop and think about that!
I mean, we hear about this happening, but we aren't there. So the impact on us in the midst of everything else that we've heard and learned, it's just one of many items, and sometimes you lose the ability to be properly intellectually, emotionally impacted by this. But stop and think of this. The purpose here -- and the people involved have already been involved in a two-year effort to make sure Trump did not win. They have written a phony dossier. They helped the Clinton campaign put it together. They then take it to the FISA court.
They got permission to spy on the Trump administration.
They've had all kinds of efforts, engaged in all kinds of efforts to get Donald Trump defeated and make sure he doesn't win. He wins. And then after all of that, they are so discombobulated, so out of sorts, so unable to deal with it, they're literally thinking about -- in the United States of America -- sending in a so-called decorated lawyer, highly respected DOJ member Rod Rosenstein to wear a wire, and there's all kinds of people in this meeting who have verified this now. Rosenstein said, "That was a joke. It was never serious."
Just stop and think about it for a few seconds, see how scary this is, and then realize that these are all people who worked for Barack Obama.