Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Andrew George McCabeDems seizes Times bombshell for claiming Trump obstruction Trump calls Andrew McCabe a "poor man's J. Edgar Hoover" Dershowitz says negotiations to use 25. Trump could make a "constitutional coup" MORE has released a series of bombshell accusations against President Trump in recent days as he promotes his new book "The Threat."
McCabe, who was fired over an unauthorized media release shortly before retiring, made his most remarkable statement even Tuesday night when he said it was "possible" that the president was a Russian asset.
The enmity between Trump and McCabe is no secret. Trump has repeatedly demolished the former FBI official who was fired hours before he would have been entitled to full pension. Trump has resumed his Twitter attacks on the formerly serving FBI director, who declares his actions to be "treason".
Here are five hints from McCabe's recent allegations:
Allegations Offer Dems Fresh Ammunition  Democrats who are already eager to investigate Trump have addressed McCabe's statements and propose that they might hear from him.
In addition to claiming that Trump may be a Russian asset, McCabe also revealed new details of a plot to use 25 th Change to remove Trump from the office, as he said, was discussed by officials from the Ministry of Justice, including Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein Rod Jay RosensteinDems seizes Times bombshell for claiming Trump obstruction Trump calls Andrew McCabe a poor human J. Edgar Hoover & # 39; CNN: DOJ prepares to announce the end of Mueller probe as soon as next week MORE – who disputes McCabe's account.
Rep. Val Demings Valdez (Val) Venita DemingsDems seizes Times bombshell to push Trump obstruction claim A year ago Parkland: We have a solution Whitaker grabs from House lawmakers MORE (D-Fla.), Member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, who are both ready to start investigations, told The Hill that she believes lawmakers should definitely hear from everyone involved, including McCabe and Rosenstein.
She said both panels should talk to McCabe for "a thorough study that really comes to the truth."
Another explosive claim made by McCabe is that the FBI informed top congressional leaders, including Republican leaders Senat Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Fox News has covered Ocasio-Cortez more than any 2020 you besides Warren: analysis Durbin after reading Green New Deal: "What's in the heel?" Dems think they beat Trump in the Declaration of War MERE (Ky.) And then-Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Davis RyanThe Hills 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake 2020 race McCabe: No and in & # 39; Gang of Eight & # 39; protested against the FBI probe in Trump Unscripted Trump keeps the audience guessing in the Rose Garden MORE (Wis.) that there was sufficient concern about the president's actions to interpret a study from his own administration – a move he says received no objections.
If that is true, it means that the two-part time of Eight gave a congress green light to the FBI, opening to a Trump's fashion intelligence.
"I would certainly be interested in hearing from [McCabe and Rosenstein] about their interactions with the president, what he told them to do," Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Subramanian (Raja) Raja KrishnamoorthiDems seizes Times bombshell to push claims of Trump obstruction It's ten me to shut down all future state decommissioning Democrats resume on Treasury's Mnuchin MORE ( D-Ill.), A House Commissioner and Intelligence Committee, told The Hill.
All this could lead to some explosive days of testimony of Capitol Hill – and high political theater – if McCabe or Rosenstein are called by Democrats to testify.
McCabe's own credibility is in doubt
Would McCabe be a good witness? It is far from clear.
Trump and the Republicans threw him as a politically motivated and calculating officer – now having a reason to stretch the truth to seek revenge.
"You Can't Trust Something Andy McCabe Says," Rep Jim Jordan James (Jim) Daniel JordanWhite House, GOP Defend Trump Emergency Statement Rod Rosenstein's Last Insult to Congress: Farewell Time to Journalists But Don't Testify House Conservative Blast Border Deal, Push Trump to Use Executive Power MORE  (R-Ohio), a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, told Fox Business on Tuesday.
"He wants everyone to think he is a Boy Scout, but he lied three times under oath, he is under investigation by the Justice Department he was fired because he lied. And what did he lie about? He lied about the leaks he did for certain newspapers, to make him look better during the Clinton study. "Last year, Justice Minister Michael Horowitz issued a criminal reference to the US law firm in DC about McCabe, a point Republicans have highlighted. McCabe's lawyer has called the referral unjustified.
Trump as a Russian asset becomes a cable nutrient
McCabe's voyage has not been welcomed to a white house that has a painful start to 2019.
Although anyone doubts McCabe's statements , the headlines and cable news bullets of him who say it is possible that Trump is a Russian asset are not a story that the White House will spend time fighting.
Networks where criticism of Trump's routine has doubled on the McCabe coverage this week, but even Fox has addressed the news for his own coverage. At least, hosts such as Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs have cleared McCabe and his allegations that are treacherous to him and his actions.
"Why the hell is not the Republican party standing up and demanding his arrest?" Dobbs said about McCabe on his Fox Business show Monday night.
GOP wants McCabe in front of the committee
For Republicans, McCabe could be an opportunity of sorts.
Senate Court Chair Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamFBI's top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face taxes but was spoken out of the Overnight Defense: Graham teamed up with the Pentagon chief of Syria | Talk grows that Trump will turn off Coats Coastguard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot Graham cursed by acting DOD chief, declaring himself his & # 39; opponent & # 39; MORE (RS.C.) Wants to bring him in to testify to the demand for a counterintelligence investigation and an attempt to remove Trump from the office.
For Graham, it could pose a chance to go wrong and throw McCabe and other officials over to their authority and undermine democracy.
"For me, this is an interesting moment in our history where the FBI people will talk about trying to remove the president. Rosenstein said it didn't happen. McCabe said it did … I'll look at all this," said Graham.
Republicans in Parliament also urge their democratic chairmen to hear about the case and say whether the tables were reversed and it was a democrat in the oval office, would they like to know if a top DOJ official was considering ways to remove the president the office.
Rep. Doug Collins Douglas (Doug) Allen CollinsDem seizes Times bombshell to claim Trump obstruction Hillen's morning report – Can Bernie regain the 2016 magic? The House Panel bills the bill to extend the background check for the arms trade MORE (Ga.), The Supreme Republican on the judiciary, urged the chairman Jerrold Nadler (DN.Y.) to "promptly" give a hearing with McCabe and Rosenstein –
Mark Meadows Mark Randall MeadowsHillens Morning Report – Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine – Trump, Congress is preparing for new border walls fighting winners and losers in the Border Security Agreement GOP braces for Trump's Emergency Report MORE (RN.C.) Has called for President of the House Monitoring and Reform Committee Elijah Cummings Elijah Eugene CummingsOversight Committee Transforms the Public Cohen Testimony of Next Wednesday Accommodation Healthcare – Presented by National Taxpayers Union – Drug pricing fight centers on insulin | Florida governor working with Trump to import cheaper drugs | Dems blast suggested ObamaCare changes Five things to know about Trump confidential Tom Barrack MORE (D-Md.) To get the two men to witness their actions after the firing of former FBI director James Comey James Brien ComeyFBI's Supreme Lawyer believed that Hillary Clinton should have charges but was spoken out of it. Dems seizes Times bombshell to claim Trump obstruction Trump calls Andrew McCabe a "poor man's J. Edgar Hoover" MORE points to their contradictory statements on the 25th amendment.
Trump feud with justice elaborates
The bottom line with McCabe is that he is the second best FBI official after Comey is involved in an ugly public struggle with the president.
As history unfolds, it threatens to deepen the enmity between the president and the justice ministry, where tensions have already been high.
New lawyer William Barr is seen by many as a figure that could improve the relationship between president and justice. A former lawyer under former President George H.W. Bush, Barr is respected by people inside and outside the building.
But the sharp accusations of McCabe and Trump's answers at best threaten to be a major distraction from these efforts.
"Wow, so many are lying by now acting FBI director Andrew McCabe. He was fired to lie and now his story becomes even more horrified. He and Rod Rosenstein, who were hired by Jeff Sessions  Jefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDems seizes Times bombshell to push claims of Trump obstruction Mueller report can be "anti-climactic", says ex-intelligence director CNN ripped to hire former Republican operations as political editor: & # 39; WTF? !?! & # 39; MORE (another beauty) looks as if they were planning a very illegal act and were caught ", the president wrote in a pair of tweets Monday.