Anyone following the Andrew McCabe book-selling tour has already formed their opinions about the validity of his claims. Many supporters of President Trump feel has a lying crook who’s out to make a buck at the expense of the President’s reputation. Other supporters think he’s a traitor who attempted to orchestrate a coup from within the White House itself. Critics of the President likely wish McCabe had been successful in taking down the President.
Few are seeing this for what it really is. Among the few is former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
I finally watched the McCabe intv. Every American, regardless of party, should be concerned that a couple of people were able to start an investigation on a feeling, not evidence. Where were the checks and balances? These are the things that happen in other countries, not the US.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 20, 2019
This is, at its core, the real issue that should be discussed. It doesn’t matter what the tribes think or how they feel about the actions or intentions. What’s important is that within our system, there is a pathway through which plans to take down an elected public official – in this case the highest in the land – without risk of repercussions. No checks. No balances. If someone doesn’t care for the politics of a President and that someone happens to have access to the White House itself, they have the ability to take actions against the President with no risk to them.
No risk means… why not? That’s not a good thing. The burden of evidence of any assertion must be on the person or people making that assertion. In this instance, a loophole to this logic was clearly exposed.