by Jack Watts
COMMON SENSE: By what right does the acting-Director of our secret police, the FBI, a man fired shortly thereafter for deception and lack of candor, launch an unprecedented investigation into a duly-elected President of the United States? What gives Andy McCabe the authority to do this? Why did it originate with him and not with the Department of Justice? What is the predicate for such an investigation? What is the provable high crime or misdemeanor?
Even if one is suspected, the Constitution calls for it to be brought before Congress for an impeachment vote in the House and a trial in the Senate. Attempting to bypass the Constitution in an effort to have Trump removed is not only a flawed strategy, but it is also a criminal attempt to obstruct justice by the secret police.
Invoking the 25th Amendment was intended to remove a President who is physically or mentally incapacitated. It was not intended to try to nullify the will of the people by denying them their choice, simply because the acting-Director of the FBI didn’t like the people’s selection. McCabe must be held accountable for his dereliction of duty and for attempting a soft coup, the results of which have badly divided the American people. McCabe must be prosecuted, along with each of his co-conspirators.