CNN is the hive of anti-Trump resistance.
Their entire roster of hosts and analysts attack Donald Trump any chance they get.
But one CNN analyst wrote a book about the Deep State and it was a huge mistake.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has found himself on the wrong side of many legal issues during the Trump presidency.
That’s the consequence of having Trump Derangement Syndrome; all knowledge and rationality go out the window.
For example, Toobin recently said that Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone was “the most corrupt and cronyistic act in all of recent history” even though Bill Clinton and other Democrats were far more abusive of the commutation privilege.
There’s also a clear legal justification for commuting Stone’s sentence, namely the tainted FBI investigation in which he was ensnared.
And Toobin is releasing a book called “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump” that details the FBI’s probe into supposed collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
But while Toobin’s book aims to lionize the feds that went to great lengths to investigate Trump, it actually confirms that they’re Deep State co-conspirators guilty of a coup attempt against the president of the United States.
Disgraced FBI bosses James Comey and Andrew McCabe made a series of moves to secretly investigate Trump.
An excerpt from Toobin’s book reads:
“The FBI took extraordinary – and previously undisclosed – steps to protect its investigations.
From Comey’s first meetings with Trump, shortly after he won the presidency, the FBI director developed misgivings about his new boss’ behavior – about Trump’s demands for “loyalty,” and even more unnerving, his request that the Bureau drop its investigation of Flynn. Comey’s conversations with Trump had been so distressing that the director started writing up contemporaneous summaries of their interactions and sharing them with a handful of top officials at the Bureau.”
The problem with this passage from Toobin’s book is that subsequent investigations, including the one conducted by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, illustrated gross misconduct by FBI agents.
First, Horowitz concluded that agents abused the FISA court warrant application to maintain surveillance on Trump, which was the pretext for investigating Michael Flynn.
Other released documents show that Flynn was the target of entrapment; agents discussed dusting off a dead letter known as the Logan Act to put Flynn under their thumb.
Also, Comey leaked the memos in question to the press, an outrageous breach of protocol.
The book continued:
“Given the wild pace of events, McCabe couldn’t be sure how long he’d last as director, so he wanted to lock down as much evidence as possible.”
McCabe locked down files and moved them around the Bureau to keep them away from Trump.
This is the same McCabe who was literally counting heads to see if there were enough votes to invoke the 25th Amendment.
Both Comey and McCabe were excoriated by Inspector General Horowitz, but Toobin is attempting to rebrand them as heroes.
This is asinine, and once Attorney General William Barr releases his report on the origins of the Russiagate hoax, Comey and McCabe could be in a world of trouble.