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    I missed 60 Minutes tonight. The entire McCabe interview is readily available on social media in it's entirety. Fascinating and chilling. If anyone else hasn't seen it I encourage you to take the time and catch this. Much was shocking. Some was somewhat predictable. Must see this inside account of what happened.
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    I didn't watch the 60 Minutes interview with Andrew McCabe, but the various media reports of what went one in the FBI after Trump fired Comey are indeed "chilling".

    NPR, February 18, 2019: Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts

    "I don't know that we have ever seen in all of history an example of the number, the volume and the significance of the contacts between people in and around the president, his campaign, with our most serious, our existential international enemy: the government of Russia," McCabe told NPR's Morning Edition. "That's just remarkable to me."

    Reading the rest of the NPR article, the narrative certainly fits everything we have since observed on Trump and his bromance with Putin. What is disturbing is how the Republican Party has turned into the party of Trump defenders and how Trump's approval rating inside the Republican Party is still sky high at 90 percent.

    Washington Post, February 7, 2019: Trump is the Republican Party, and the party is Trump

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    Schmidt, since you are an long term writer on this site, aren't you wondering where all of this leads to? The more I see and hear of what is going on; can this country still be saved from all of this nonsense? Constitutions don't work if people don't abide to the rules; so that document has become worthless for sure. The zillion lawyers made the situation only worse and actually created all the corruption here. It is like any cancer, it spreads if you don't stop it. Since plenty of people profit from all of this craziness it will be impossible to kill this decease. Only an war or revolution can do such. I guess we are now in an situation that either stringent measures should be taken to stop the carnage; hopefully Mueller will do such soon; if not then I'm afraid we will follow the Venezuela example.
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    Parts of Mcabes interview sound like right out of a spy/coup novel.
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    Dutch -- As much as I am critical of Trump and Republicans, I don't share your dismal views of where our country is headed. The Trump administration is indeed a four year (hopefully less) nightmare, but the 2018 election was the turning point. I will say this though: if Trump or Pence is re-elected in 2020, then I will concede that maybe you are right.

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I cannot help but wonder what level of collaboration (collusion) there is between not only Russia and Trump people, but how deep it goes within the Republican Party -- the huge money brokers bankrolling their fascist leaning ideology and what foreign countries besides Russia are playing in the game.

    The Freedom Caucus/Tea Party/John Birchers have been playing the long game. Why is it that the Republican Party chooses less than intelligent leaders like the two Bushes, Ronald Reagan, and Tricky Dicky? Even with all the overwhelming evidence during the Watergate investigation, Republicans stood by Nixon until the very end. It is always party first and country second...always. I have said this before, but the Republican Party operatives are absolutely ruthless in their tactics to hold onto power. The few good ones with a conscience have fled the party.

    Why I am more optimistic though, is because of the young people and minorities who finally turned out in larger numbers in the 2018 election; and with the Democratic House majority, the Trump Train has been stalled in its tracks by the Nancy Pelosi led House.

    The 2020 election will be even more critical. Until then my worst nightmare is Trump and the Federalist Society getting to put another Supreme Court justice on the court that would ensure power on that court of conservative ultimate deciders for a long, long time, squashing legislative efforts of Congress or the Executive.

    The McCabe interview may just be revealing the tip of the iceberg.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Dutch -- As much as I am critical of Trump and Republicans, I don't share your dismal views of where our country is headed. The Trump administration is indeed a four year (hopefully less) nightmare, but the 2018 election was the turning point. I will say this though: if Trump or Pence is re-elected in 2020, then I will concede that maybe you are right.

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I cannot help but wonder what level of collaboration (collusion) there is between not only Russia and Trump people, but how deep it goes within the Republican Party -- the huge money brokers bankrolling their fascist leaning ideology and what foreign countries besides Russia are playing in the game.

    The Freedom Caucus/Tea Party/John Birchers have been playing the long game. Why is it that the Republican Party chooses less than intelligent leaders like the two Bushes, Ronald Reagan, and Tricky Dicky? Even with all the overwhelming evidence during the Watergate investigation, Republicans stood by Nixon until the very end. It is always party first and country second...always. I have said this before, but the Republican Party operatives are absolutely ruthless in their tactics to hold onto power. The few good ones with a conscience have fled the party.

    Why I am more optimistic though, is because of the young people and minorities who finally turned out in larger numbers in the 2018 election; and with the Democratic House majority, the Trump Train has been stalled in its tracks by the Nancy Pelosi led House.

    The 2020 election will be even more critical. Until then my worst nightmare is Trump and the Federalist Society getting to put another Supreme Court justice on the court that would ensure power on that court of conservative ultimate deciders for a long, long time, squashing legislative efforts of Congress or the Executive.

    The McCabe interview may just be revealing the tip of the iceberg.

    Schmidt, I'm glad you are optimistic; but hearing Pence in Germany, I'm not too optimistic. Furthermore looking at the whole "wall" thing, then I have to laugh on how weird the "non" laws work in this country . Even Trump joked about it via this court process; then the next then the next then the Supreme Court which you can manipulate by putting "loyal" judges in it by tricks of an McConnell etc. NOTHING is sound and straight forward in this country; everything takes "ages" to correct and cost fortunes to correct; lawyers and judges getting richer by the day. No Schmidt, I have little confidence in this outdated "system" here. I guarantee, that if ever Mueller comes with his report the real box of Pandorra is going to be opened and then the "real " circus of hide and seek will start and in the end even the GOP will shine as "winners".
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    The McCabe interview may just be revealing the tip of the iceberg.

    I saw the 60 minutes interview and he comes across as being Trump's version of Nixon's "John Dean", someone on the inside who witnessed a lot first hand; he was there when shit went down that the FBI had never seen since Nixon, and if McCabe is to be believed, Trump is far worse than the Nixon.

    We all have our individual perception of Trump, and mine is that Trump's truly believes he can outwit and outlast anybody and any system of government, and thrives on the challenge. He would love to have been Nixon just so he could have out smarted everyone by covering up the Watergate crimes. Same is true in 2019, he believes, without a doubt in his mind, he will always win by having the justice and political systems turn on themselves. He is an anti-David Dunn, from the movie Unbreakable. Dunn is a man who has immunity to being harmed, no matter what happens he never suffers injury, but every body, and every thing, around him can be destroyed.... At the end of Trump's presidency he very well could walk away from Washington as it symbolically looks like it has been bombed to hell in back; decades of hard work laid waste. In the aftermath, the very next day, Trump will wake up as if it just another day for him. A bit like if the leader of Nazi Germany walked away to retire in Switzerland after WWII living a life luxury as if he nothing unusual had happened.

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    I tried to find a full version of the interview but everything was 2 or 3 minutes. Hmmm.
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    TJ Wrote: I tried to find a full version of the interview but everything was 2 or 3 minutes. Hmmm.

    You'll have to sit through some commericals, but it is all there.

    cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/8CwQAQOb...

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    Thank you but I have watched. I wanted it to be available for anyone who hadn't had the opportunity. Awaiting the final chapters of Mr. Muellers report. Time for this to get resolved.
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    Last night Mr. McCabe was on the Colbert show. It was interesting and entertaining.