GLENN: They're grilling the acting FBI director now. McCabe. He says that he believes they have adequate resources for the Russian investigation now. He says that the White House has not interfered to his knowledge at all in that investigation. And, remember, this is not a guy who is a Trump guy. He's a guy who, you know, I believe was -- was he Clinton or Obama-appointed? He's not a Republican appointed guy.
STU: It's interesting that -- because, you know, one of the reports was that Comey asked for money a week before -- more resources a week before this investigation. It's been denied by the Department of Justice. There are a couple of places that are reporting it. Who knows if it's true.
But I don't get the sense -- and I could be wrong on this. I don't get the sense that this means Trump has something he's hiding specifically on Russia.
STU: Or he's about -- like they were about to get him --
GLENN: I don't think that at all. I think Trump was personally motivated and against this guy.
STU: Personally annoyed. He was personally annoyed that he didn't back him enough. And it looks to I think every person outside the White House, at least your initial instinct is, wait a minute. This guy fired the guy who was in the middle of this information. Like, wait a minute. What's going on here?
And I think that's what the Democrats want you to believe. It may be true. I don't know. But to me, it comes off more as, he was annoyed by this guy, who he may have thought because of the letter he sent, you know, a few days before the election, was kind of on his side. Wasn't always saying things that were on his side. And it annoyed him. And that kind of -- and there is reporting to kind of back that up as well.
GLENN: By only 30 sources. But that's -- but that's all. Have you ever seen a White House leak like this?
STU: Not that I can remember. And a lot of people are trying to say --
GLENN: What is your guess? Where does this end, Stu? How does this end?
STU: Wow, I -- I don't know the answer to that. I really don't. I mean, I can't --
GLENN: If I said to you, we were in impeachment hearings, the -- the Senate was -- not in a trial, but we are in like Watergate-style hearings in August or September, would that surprise you at all?
STU: In August or September? That's really fast, but it's possible.
And let's just take this out -- because if you're thinking, like, "Oh -- you know, Trump is your guy, you're probably annoyed by that. But I think like -- the better way to look at it -- I always look at these things as personal motivations.
And what he's done with a lot of these moves -- when he calls people out publicly. And he says they're not doing a good job -- there are hundreds of people in the FBI that are viscerally loyal to James Comey.
STU: And those people are now motivated to act against the interests of the president of the United States.
GLENN: So stupid.
STU: And this is through several different parts of the administration and the infrastructure of the federal government.
So that's -- and that doesn't make what the -- I'm not saying they're going to make stuff up. I don't think that's the case. But they're motivated and they are looking to say to themselves, "This guy is screwing us, we need to get back at him." Or just, you know what, I'm -- it's not even that. That's the far reach. Right?
GLENN: If our FBI is like that, we're in trouble.
STU: And it's not just the FBI.
GLENN: Right. I know that. But in particular, here the FBI -- if they're doing an investigation. And they're like, "Pin it on him," that's bad.
STU: No. No.
GLENN: But I think they would be -- I think that you would be more motivated to turn over every single stone.
STU: Partially, because you have a personal loyalty to someone who you think is wronged and partially I think because you think to yourself, "Maybe there is something here where I didn't think there was."
You know, you're going to start seeing things through a different prism. And, you know, while Donald Trump may not have done anything wrong at all --
GLENN: I don't think he did.
STU: -- people like Michael Flynn did. They've been fired for it already.
GLENN: I really don't think Donald Trump -- I mean, you want to make him into this big evil super villain, I just don't think he is. I mean, go to The Economist today where he thought he invented priming the pump. He really thinks he came up with that economic theory, two days ago.
So I just don't think he is -- he's not that deep of a thinker. It doesn't mean he's not smart and everything else. He's just not that deep of a thinker. So I just don't see him with some master plan of coercion or working with the -- with the Russians behind the scenes. I think others around him may have been involved in things that weren't the best. And then they got involved back in with his campaign. And they were like, "I'm just not going to say anything." I think that happened. But I don't think there's collusion between -- I would be surprised if there's collusion. But we have to know. We have to know.
And, look, the bottom line is, Republicans are generally speaking going to stand behind him, if his polls stay in the high 30s. There's a Quinnipiac poll today, I think it was 36 percent approval rating. That thing starts hitting the 20s, you're going to start seeing a lot of these people who have no spines and don't believe either side of this, they're going to start fleeing from him. And as that goes, it gets much more difficult for him to hold on to what he is holding on to.
So I think if --
GLENN: Is there a chance, in your opinion, do you believe we could be looking at a President Pence by 2020? Not elected, President Pence?
STU: I mean, it's funny you say that. Because you can put your money where your mouth is on that. And the odds are not -- like the odds are not crazy. Like you -- because you can go to these betting sites. PredictWise, I think has one on this.
GLENN: For the first time I think there is a chance that we're looking at an unelected President Pence by 2020.
STU: I think it's possible.
GLENN: I do.
STU: I generally think those things are unlikely.
GLENN: I do too. But I didn't think it was even possible. I didn't say probable. I said possible.
STU: When will Trump leave office?
Okay. Right now. This is from -- this is a betting market summary.
STU: 2020 or later. So that means he fills the first term. It's 51 percent.
STU: So just over half. They're saying there's a chance -- again, these are the betting markets. People are putting money on this.
GLENN: 49 percent say he's not going to make it through his first term.
STU: He's not going to make it through his first term.
GLENN: And I think there's a chance that he doesn't even make it to impeachment. I think there's a chance that he gets so surrounded by Indians. And they're like, "Don, it ain't going to work out well." And he's like, "Fine. Screw it." And he resigns to go back to do his -- whatever it is.
JEFFY: I had a much happier life.
GLENN: Yeah, I had a much happier life. I'm just not -- I just don't want to do it.
Whatever. I just don't want to do it. Whatever. I don't know what he would say.
STU: Right. He finds a way, I did my job. I got all this stuff done.
You know, he comes up with some justification and says bye.
STU: It's not impossible. Again, there's no reason -- we're not there obviously. But it's an interesting thing that people are talking about it so openly.