This may help.
A shortie on the doings at the FBI.
With Trump's endless criticism of McCabe, it's pretty natural that the collective reaction was shock and fear... as if Trump had won here somehow.
The timing seemed sudden and sharp though of course.
Now, as background, Trump thought Wray was going to be a loyalist because Wray had been involved in helping Chris Christie during Bridgegate.
Wray ain't a dirty bird though.
He's a Justice Department veteran. He ain't a Trump sleazeball hanger-on.
In normal times, those moves would raise an eyebrow. New bosses bring in their people.
In these abnormal times, they raise plenty of eyebrows.
After he pushed James Baker aside he appointed someone SURE to rankle Trump. The U.S. Attorney closest to Mueller's investigation. Dana Boente.
...and the guy he picked is in many ways Trump's worst nightmare.
David Bowditch. An FBI career man. A mini-Mueller.
He was a police officer. He joined the FBI and was a sniper on SWAT teams. He was on the Joint Terrorism Task Force
The guy is a caricature of the kind of "Law and Order" background Trump alleges he cares about.
In a word: he's unimpeachable.
Chris Wray just did exactly what he did with James Baker's role.
He not only robbed Trump of his ammo, he returned fire with a Howitzer.
Wray just stole Trump's talking points AND turned up the heat on him.
Comey was their homey but now it's Wray all the way.
Chris Wray just sent a 90-decibel message right into Trump's earhole:
"Come after whoever you want. There are a million more behind 'em. There is no stopping the FBI."
So good. So damn good.
Wray just took Trump's rhetoric and shoved it down his throat by appointing someone who it would be absurd to criticize
The guy is a mini-Mueller. Wray replaced McCabe with someone even worse for Trump
He is comically perfect as the face of law enforcement.
Trump is going to lose his mind when he realizes his win was actually a loss.