Andrew McCabe Just Destroyed James Comey’s Credibility
In an effort to make himself look like the innocent victim of a White House plot to undermine the rule of law, the disgraced and terminated Andrew McCabe released a statement on Friday night subsequent to getting his walking papers from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
McCabe, who was planning to retire from the FBI in two days with his full pension, was irate at having his retirement money stolen away from him. So in his statement, he lashed out at the White House, threatened to reveal memos he’d kept throughout the duration of the Trump presidency, and – remarkably – threw his former boss right under the bus.
Perhaps unwittingly, McCabe contradicted congressional testimony former FBI Director James Comey gave in 2017, following his own termination. The inspector general of the Justice Department found that McCabe spoke to the press on background in an attempt to “clear up” his role in the investigation of the Clinton Foundation. But in his statement, McCabe insists that he did not breach protocol in speaking to a former Wall Street Journal reporter; indeed, he says he did so with the full authorization of his boss at the time, Mr. Comey.
“I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor,” he said. “As deputy director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter.”
Is that so?
Either McCabe is lying in an effort to lay the groundwork for an appeal, or he just gave us one of the biggest bombshells in recent history. Because if what he says is true, then Comey lied flat-out to lawmakers when he testified last year. Asked if he had “ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation” or if he had “ever authorized someone else at the FBI to be an anonymous source in news reports” about either investigation, Comey said: “Never.”
So what’s the truth?
If anything, McCabe’s firing and his subsequent statements show how important it is that we appoint a second special counsel to look closely at the Obama Justice Department and the actions they took against Trump and FOR Hillary Clinton. This well runs deeper than one deputy director giving information to the Wall Street Journal. We need serious answers as it pertains to McCabe, Comey, Susan Rice, James Clapper, John Brennan, the Steele dossier, Loretta Lynch, and, quite possibly, Barack Obama himself. And until we get them, America’s faith in the stability and integrity of the Justice Department will be forever in limbo.