Just when you think no one could be a sleazier swamp creature than fired FBI Director James Comey, fired Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe comes along.
McCabe and Comey have a lot in common. They’re both leakers. They’re both liars. And they’re both lousy political hacks who’ve written books that attempt to bleach history just like Hillary Clinton did with her emails.
Comey and McCabe, of course, will forever be remembered for their horribly botched investigation of the Clinton email case in 2015-2016. How can anyone forget that McCabe’s wife received $675,000 in campaign funds for her race for Virginia State Senate from groups closely associated with longtime Clinton confidant Terry McAuliffe as the email probe was being conducted by the FBI.
This week “Leakin” Andy McCabe has been giving interviews to his allies in the media to promote his book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.” Like Comey’s book before it, it’s destined for the fictional ash heap of history.
McCabe is espousing the qualities of a desperate man. He’s been under investigation by a federal grand jury for months for allegedly lying under oath and is actively trying to impugn the integrity of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the career investigator who made the criminal referral against him that could result in jail time.
In a blatant attempt to get more unhinged resistance Democrats to buy his book, McCabe is busy weaving tall tales about his biased investigations against candidate Trump, as well as his knowledge of a failed deep state coup attempt against President Donald Trump, the duly elected 45th president of the United States.
To cover his backside, McCabe is changing his positions on the phony obstruction of justice and Russia collusion investigations of President Trump. For instance, in May 2017 McCabe testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that it was “completely within the president's authority” to fire then-FBI Director James Comey, and that “there has been no effort to impede our investigation today.”
Furthermore, this week, McCabe made the political calculation to falsely label Russia as “our most fearsome enemy” to try and explain part of his rationale for ordering a counterintelligence investigation of President Trump in 2017.
Surely McCabe, the former acting director of the FBI, knew at the time that label wasn’t accurate. Even his former boss President Barack Obama didn’t believe that. Just months before, President Obama confided to President-elect Trump that North Korea was our biggest threat. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that “The Obama administration considers North Korea to be the top national security priority for the incoming administration, a view it has conveyed to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.”
This determination by President Obama is consistent with his decision not to confront Russia over their interference during the 2016 election. If you recall, it was Obama administration policy to “reset” relations with Russia and was President Obama’s hope to have “more flexibility” to work with Russia after his 2012 reelection campaign. The idea that McCabe is not aware of this is simply not to be believed.
What’s also unbelievable is what McCabe told Savannah Guthrie in his recent interview on NBC. McCabe claimed to have no recollection of the infamous “insurance policy” meeting in his office with former FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. McCabe wants the American people to believe he doesn’t remember a meeting in which he allegedly discussed the strategy of launching a counterintelligence investigation of a duly elected president of the United States just in case he’s elected? This is just a boldfaced lie coming from a disgraced leader of the deep state.
These inconsistent answers that have twisted McCabe into a pretzel underscore the need for a thorough “investigation of the investigators” by the Senate Judiciary Committee under the leadership of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
As the former chief investigator for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton administration, I believe that Sen. Graham must probe McCabe’s troubling discussions with outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office without delay.
Additionally, Graham must do a deep dive into why James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and James Baker have all either been fired or have resigned as a result of their destructive activities at the FBI. As Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, describes them, “All unelected and all plotted against the president.”
The American people deserve some honest answers about the most glossed over scandal in American history.
As House Democrats plow forward with their shameful witch hunt into every aspect of President Trump’s life, Sen. Graham must go toe to toe with them with his very important investigation every step of the way.
The resistance leaders in the House should not be allowed to ignore the FBI scandal as they attempt to destroy President Trump with their hyper-partisan subpoena cannon.