Not one to mince words, President Donald Trump let FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe have it in a series of tweets on Saturday and Sunday accusing him of rampant corruption in the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. In addition to revelations that two top FBI staffers exchanged pro-Clinton, anti-Trump text messages, McCabe remains under investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general for how he handled the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. This comes after McCabe’s closed-door testimony in front of congressional committees this week.
President Trump asks –
“How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?”
How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017
He followed with news that McCabe is planning to retire in a few months when he becomes eligible for his government pension in 2018. McCabe announced his retirement after a disastrous round of Congressional testimony, where he reportedly failed to answer basic questions about his connections with the anti-Trump Russian dossier and the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
In a seven-hour interview with the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday, McCabe repeatedly declined to answer even the most basic of questions with regard to whether the bureau has been able to verify the substantive allegations in the now infamous Trump dossier. McCabe failed to identify a single substantive allegation that has been corroborated throughout his lengthy hearing.
President Trump’s tweet reads –
“FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!”
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017
President Trump also accused McCable of political bias in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. He cites McCabe’s use of his official FBI email account to promote his wife Dr. Jill McCabe to promote her political campaign in her 2015 bid for Virginia state Senate, as well some questionable donations to the tune of approximately $675,000. Jill’s campaign received donations from former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe’s super PAC, as well as the Democratic Party of Virginia. McAuliffe is a Democrat with longstanding ties directly to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
President Trump tweeted –
Jill ran to unseat sitting Republican Senator Dick Black. His ouster would have swung control of the Virginia state Senate to Democrats. Black ultimately won the senatorial election and states it was his belief McCabe should resign from his post over what he and many others view as a significant bias or conflict of interest.
Black also revealed that many local Democrats in Virginia were irritated at what they perceived as McAuliffe handpicking Jill to run for the seat and he wonders just how much the money influenced the FBI’s investigation into Hillary and her actions.
Black states –
“It is kind of hard to imagine that a huge contribution of that magnitude to his wife would not consciously or subconsciously influence how he would decide the case. Now I can’t say for certain, but this is the reason that the ethical standards say you should avoid even the appearance of impropriety because ordinary people looking at the facts would say this really stinks and this really, really smells of government corruption.”
McCabe has also exhibited a significant level of corruption and bias in other areas acting against the best interests of the country. Many in the FBI have spoken of McCabe’s penchant for carrying vendettas and believe that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have been targeted by McCabe due to Flynn’s intervention in an agent sexual discrimination case against McCabe and other top officials.
“Flynn’s intervention in the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) case on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual in and of itself. His intervention included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon station, as well as a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case. He also extended an offer to testify on her behalf making him a hostile witness against McCabe. McCabe was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks at the time.
Flynn’s testimony was so damaging the FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for Agent Gritz, in May of 2014 they sought a federal administrative law judge to keep Flynn and others from becoming a witness in her EEOC case. Two years later the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn in timing that is suspect at best given the EEOC claim is still pending.
No less than three separate FBI employees speaking only on condition of anonymity for fear of McCabe’s retaliation have stated that McCabe personally disparaged Flynn’s character during the time the retired Army general emerged as a person of interest regarding the Russia matter. They did not understand nor know the source of McCabe’s seeming hatred for Flynn but it made them highly uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and the investigation began to focus on Flynn with almost single-minded obsession. One of the employee’s even sought independent counsel.”
It seems the level of corruption McCabe and others he surrounds him with knows no bounds.