Inside Trump’s push to oust his own FBI chief
[ Editor’s Note: The expected “Trump stories” are stating to come out more now that there is blood in the water with the New York prosecutors circling Trump’s organized crime ring.
The last few weeks have shown Trump’s cult of personality attempts to replaced high officials and top security and law enforcement people with those would would pledge their real allegience to wannabe organized crime boss King Trump.
Read below how even AG Barr was smart enough to put the brakes on when he saw Trump wanting to pad the FBI to be able to stop investigations. But in the end Barr threw himself on the Trump funeral pyre by trying to derail the obstruction of justice train barreling toward the Red Terror with the Mueller report.
Little did we know then that an insurrection was going to be his final act to cook his own goose, a risk taken because he was fully aware of the crimes he had committed that could crash his empire.
It couldn’t happen to a more deserving person, with his latest blogging effort a bomb. And his attempt to hit the campaign trail seems to have triggered the NY prosecutors into speeding up their efforts to bring indictments on Trump and the family to make them more toxic than they already are, if such a thing were possible… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … May 20, 2021
Then-President Donald Trump sought to oust FBI Director Christopher Wray last spring and replace him with counterintelligence head William Evanina, according to three former Trump officials familiar with the episode.
Under the plan, the former officials said, Kash Patel — a former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and a fierce critic of the Russia probe — would have become the bureau’s deputy director.
Previously unreported details of the proposal reveal just how seriously the former president took his grievances against the intelligence and law enforcement establishment.
It shows Trump at his mercurial peak, ordering up the removal of his own appointee in a fit of rage, only to back down when then-Attorney General William Barr threatened to resign if he followed through with the maneuver.
…“They were hoping it would be a fait accompli,” one said — and Barr would just make the personnel change happen.
One reason to place Evanina and Patel at the FBI, according to a former Trump administration official, was to have what the White House considered “trusted people” at those agencies.
…“When you thought it had finally quieted down, the next thing you know, he would want to do it again,” one former Trump official said.