According to a report from Axios, which has been pretty reliable in the past, Trump almost forced his own FBI Director Chris Wray to QUIT because he was pressuring him to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Axios says that Wray threatened to resign, which saved McCabe from the axe.
- Wray’s resignation under those circumstances would have created a media firestorm. The White House — understandably gun-shy after the Comey debacle — didn’t want that scene, so McCabe remains.
- 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.
Wow. Can you imagine the fireworks if Wray quit? It’s no wonder they backed down – assuming the story is true.
The base would probably have gone crazier than fans in Philadelphia over the Eagles making the Superbowl. They have been demanding McCabe’s head on a platter for a while…
Another reason I believe the story is that DOJ spokeswoman Flores declined to comment on the matter – you’d expect them to completely deny it…