On The View today Andrew McCabe totally played off Rod Rosenstein’s comments back in 2017 about wearing a wire in the Oval Office and potentially invoking the 25th amendment to impeach Trump, as a ‘brief off-handed’ comment. He made it sound like Rosenstein wasn’t really serious about it.
But just two days ago on 60 Minutes McCabe has something very different to say.
Watch the difference. Skip ahead to the 1 minute mark if you’re in a hurry.
For those who need a transcript, here’s what McCabe said on The View this morning:
It never went beyond the realm of a brief, off-handed comment by the Deputy Attorney General to me. I'm not aware of any steps that were taken to execute this. I'm not aware of any meetings that were pulled together to discuss it. There was no further discussion that I'm aware of."
Versus what he said on 60 Minutes two days ago:
MCCABE: The Deputy Attorney General offered to wear a wire into the White House. He said I never get searched when I go into the White House. I could easily wear a recording device. They wouldn’t know it was there.
Now he was not joking. He was absolutely serious. And in fact he brought it up in next meeting we had."
60 MINUTES: Rosenstein was actually, openly talking about whether there was a majority of the cabinet who would vote to remove the president?
MCCABE: That's correct. Counting votes, or possible votes.
So on the one hand Rosenstein was ABSOLUTELY SERIOUS and brought it up multiple times. But on the other hand it was just a brief off-handed comment that he never brought up again.
What a stark difference. Good grief.
It seems pretty clear to me that someone got to McCabe after his 60 Minutes interview. And that somebody is likely named Rod Rosenstein.
(H/T: Ryan Saavedra)