Ohio GOP Rep Jim Jordan reported that Andrew McCabe was fired for lying to Jim Comey, lying to the Office of Professional Responsibility and lying under oath to the inspector general. Andrew McCabe responded by saying he has e-mails from October 2016 to and from Jim Comey proving it is Comey who is lying.
It is very important to understand what happened. In late October 2016 there was a leak to the press that a senior DOJ official contacted FDI deputy director, Andrew McCabe to voice displeasure that the New York field offices were continuing to investigation the Clinton foundation. The leak quoted McCabe as saying: “Are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?”
McCabe says he told Jim Comey about this and he has emails that prove this. Comey says he did not know about his. Both are conveniently missing the point. If this quote is accurate, and McCabe seems to confirm that it is accurate, then there was obstruction of justice by senior members of the DOJ. McCabe apparently felt the ethical choice was to leak a self-righteous, self-serving version of events to the main stream media.
McCabe was admitting that, in his opinion, the Clinton Foundation investigation was “a validly predicated investigation.”
To put this in historical perspective, the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal broke on March 2, 2015. Five days later, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe met with the McCabes to recruit Jill McCabe to run for the Virginia Senate. McAuliffe aligned political groups donated nearly $700,000 to that campaign. At the time Andrew McCabe was running the FBI’s field office that was charged with investigating the Hillary Clinton e-mail server. Coincidence?
The conflict of interest was obvious.
“Prior to Dr. McCabe’s official announcement, the (assistant director – Andrew McCabe) consulting with individuals within the (Washington Field Office) and (FBI) headquarters to identify limitations on his participation in her campaign and to identify areas where Dr. McCabe’s campaign may present conflicts of interest for the ADIC (Assistant Director In Charge) in WFO (Washington Field Office) investigations and operations.”
In another remarkable coincidence, after Dr. Jill McCabe failed to win a state senate seat, Andrew McCabe was promoted to deputy director of the FBI in February 2016. He was responsible to oversee the Clinton e-mail investigation. I have seen no evidence McCabe spent any time or effort investigating the Clinton Foundation.
McCabe did not recuse himself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server until November 1, 2016, one week prior to the election:
If McCabe really wanted to continue investigating the Clinton Foundation, that is an earthshattering development. There were contemporary reports that it was McCabe who was slow walking the investigation. The only thing consistent is inconsistency.
It is increasingly hard to believe either McCabe or Comey. The only thing certain, at this point, is that McCabe appears determined to go down fighting. Jim Comey is not likely to respond well to McCabe calling him a liar. We may be on the verge of witnessing an unprecedented circular firing squad with each participant so blinded by self-righteous they are oblivious to the mutual destruction.