The left’s “Andrew McCabe was unjustly fired for getting too close to THE TRUTH” narrative never held a lot of water from the get-go, but it has gotten weaker with every passing day. The more information that comes to light, the clearer it is that McCabe was not just a partisan supporter of Hillary Clinton during investigations into her charity but that he directly violated Bureau rules regarding communication with the press as well as candor with internal investigators. Department of Justice rules prescribe termination in each of these instances, meaning that the real scandal would have been if Jeff Sessions had allowed McCabe to retire with his full pension, sans any sanction whatsoever.
According to a new report from Fox News, the Office of the Inspector General found that McCabe committees no less than three violations of the FBI’s ethics code. These infractions extended to a lack of candor under oath and the “improper disclosure of non-public information to the media about the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.”
From Fox News:
The violations stemmed from McCabe’s response to an October 2016 Wall Street Journal report about sizeable campaign donations from Democrats to McCabe’s wife, Jill, during her campaign for the Virginia State Senate. The investigation found that McCabe instructed FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI public affairs chief Michael Kortan to work with the Journal’s reporter to set the record straight.
The source said Page’s statements to investigators were “critical” because they directly contradicted her boss, McCabe.
According to the source, McCabe’s lack of candor about the contact with the Journal reporter led to his firing. The source added that Page’s testimony about the matter contradicted McCabe’s. Then-FBI Director James Comey claimed he never authorized the leak to the Journal.
At some point, the left is going to have to make a choice: Continue to support the losing cause of Andrew McCabe or admit that James Comey is a liar. It isn’t difficult to figure out which way they’re going to swing on this one. Without Comey and his no-doubt important testimony in the obstruction case against Donald Trump, their desire to bring down this president shrinks from “highly unlikely” to “utterly impossible.” Obstruction is the ONLY avenue through which Mueller can “get” Trump, and even though we see it as a long shot, it’s a hell of a lot better case than the one for Russian collusion. It is, to put it another way, literally the only chance they have. So if there is a discrepancy between Comey and McCabe (and there is), well, so sorry Andrew.