Back in October of 2016, news broke about Hillary’s emails found in Weiner’s laptop being investigated. After long denying any role in it, and swearing to ‘find’ the leaker McCabe has finally come clean.
It was him all along.
Will he pay the same heavy price for lying to the FBI that Manafort, Flynn, Carter Page, and Stone have? (Despite some of those charges being obviously corrupt from the start.)
And when confronted with the impact of his deception — how it had increased the work hours of agents trying to determine how The Wall Street Journal was able to publish a report about the FBI investigating Clinton emails and the Clinton Foundation — McCabe response sounded like what a child might say when caught misbehaving:
“Yeah, I’m sorry,” he said, the news outlet reported.
It may have been one of the rare moments of truth to come out of the FBI’s upper echelon about the 2016 campaign since the bureau under former FBI Director James Comey lined up in solid opposition to Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.
Way to channel your inner Urkel there, McCabe. Definitely the sort of professionalism we’d expect from top FBI brass.
When McCabe first spoke to FBI investigators on March 9, 2017, according to the report, he said he did not “know how the story came to be.”
Yet in August, when McCabe was interviewed again about the story, he was asked point-blank if he was behind it.
“I need to know from you,” an agent said, according to a transcript cited by The Daily Beast. “Did you authorize this article? Were you aware of it? Did you authorize it?”
“And as nice as could be,” the transcript continued, “he said, yep. Yep I did.”
The agent was not happy.
“I remember saying to him, at, I said, sir, you understand that we’ve put a lot of work into this based on what you told us,” the agent said, according to The Daily Beast.
“I mean, and I even said, long nights and weekends working on this, trying to find out who amongst your ranks of trusted people would, would do something like that. And he kind of just looked down, kind of nodded, and said yeah I’m sorry.”
This is the same Andrew McCabe who’s suing the Justice Department over getting fired for lacking “candor” with FBI investigators, as DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz put it in a damning 2018 report.
What? A liberal was willing to throw his subordinates under the bus to cover for his own corruption?
What. A. Shocker.