The Deep State is real.
Anti-Trump operatives at the FBI schemed to sabotage the President.
Then Jeff Sessions said the seven words that shook up the FBI’s anti-Trump conspiracy.
In a recent interview, Jeff Sessions reacted to the resignation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe by saying ‘it was time for a fresh start at the FBI.’
The Washington Examiner reports:
Sessions sat down with the Washington Examiner in the Western District U.S. Attorney Scott Brady’s office overlooking downtown Pittsburgh last week, on the day news broke that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would be stepping down weeks before he was expected to retire.
Sessions’ reaction was measured.
“Well, I have believed it was important to have a fresh start at the FBI, and actually, it was in my letter to the president when I recommended Comey’s removal. I used the words, ‘fresh start,’ and the FBI director is Chris Wray, a very talented, smart, capable leader.
“I think it will give them an opportunity to go straight to the American people and say, ‘we are gonna win your confidence,’ ” he said.
When asked if he was concerned that the FBI had become too politicized, Sessions said the agency needs to be careful.
“Well, I would just say it this way. The Department of Justice, which includes the FBI, we all, we tend to be defensive. At this point in time, I think we need to go the extra mile to make sure that everything we do is not political. Everything we do is based on law and facts. And, whether we like it or not, there’s been erosion some in the confidence of the American people at the FBI and Department of Justice,” he said.
“And we need to earn that back, and because the heart and soul of the Department of Justice is very good,” he said.”
At the time, McCabe was the sixth FBI official to resign or be terminated since Donald Trump took office.
He is clearing out the Deep State.
And the swamp continued to drain when two officials – who were mentioned in the anti-Trump text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page – retired.
David Laufman, the chief of the Department of Justice’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, as well as Mike Kortan, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Public Affairs, are now both out.
Laufman was in charge of the Hillary Clinton email probe and he claims he is leaving for personal reasons.
But critics speculate he is leaving ahead of the Inspector General’s report which is expected to be highly critical of how the FBI and DOJ handled the Clinton email investigation.
It’s clear that Jeff Sessions’ remark that the FBI needed a fresh start was not merely a rhetorical flourish.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.