The Truth Closes In: McCabe is Gone and Democrats are Frantic
On Monday night, two things happened in Washington almost simultaneously: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left his position at the agency and the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a controversial memo to the public. While that memo had not been made available for mass viewing as of Tuesday morning, the safe bet is that these two events were not unrelated. For anyone waiting patiently for something to be done about the corruption and conspiracy that has tainted the nation’s top law enforcement agency, Monday afternoon was the first sign that we’re headed into a new era.
McCabe’s departure was not entirely unexpected; he’d already announced that he would take his leave in March and wait out the clock until his retirement pension kicked in. The timing, however, indicates that something happened between last month and now. Reports verify that FBI Director Christopher Wray reviewed the House memo on Sunday and informed McCabe that he would be assembling a new top team that would not include him. Whether there is a connection between the memo and McCabe’s ousting is not yet a matter of public record, but you can probably trace the dots yourself.
As for the memo, we will have to wait until President Trump gives the green light to see it. Supposedly, it consists of four pages and is based on classified sources. It is said to cast deep suspicion on the maneuvering of the U.S. intelligence community in relation to a FISA warrant issued in 2016 which allowed FBI officials to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Republicans say that officials, potentially including McCabe, did not explain to the FISA court that nearly all of their “evidence” for the warrant had come from a piece of Clinton-purchased opposition research known as the dossier.
Whatever role McCabe played in obfuscating the dossier’s pedigree, this is not the first time his allegiances have been called into question. President Trump and other Republicans have long questioned $500,000 that McCabe’s wife took from a Clinton-related super PAC in 2015 when she was running for Virginia state office. And investigators have questioned McCabe’s knowledge of and role in the text messages between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. In one of those messages, Strzok references “Andy,” and most Republicans believe this is a direct allusion to McCabe.
Democrats (including those masquerading as Republicans on TV) have rushed to McCabe’s defense. Former Attorney General Eric Holder wrote, “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is, and has been, a dedicated public servant who has served this country well. Bogus attacks on the FBI and DOJ to distract attention from a legitimate criminal inquiry does long term, unnecessary damage to these foundations of our government.”
CNN commentator and supposed conservative Ana Navarro went further, twisting an old poem about the Holocaust to stir up drama.
“First, he came for Comey, & they didn’t speak out b/c they were Trump apologists,” Navarro tweeted. “Then, he came for McCabe, & they didn’t speak out b/c they were Trump apologists. Next, he’ll come for Rosenstein & they won’t speak out b/c they’re Trump apologists. Last, he’ll come for Mueller…”
The Democrats’ house of cards is crashing down and it’s only a matter of time before their anti-Trump schemes are fully exposed. McCabe is the latest – but not the last – victim of his own hubris and corruption.
And somewhere, not far from the Pennsylvania Avenue address he used to call home, Barack Obama is watching this unfold, a light sheen of cold sweat breaking out on his forehead.