In a statement released shortly after he was fired from the FBI, Andrew McCabe painted himself as a victim of politics, slander, and an evil conspiracy to discredit the intelligence community.
“This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally,” McCabe said. “It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.”
The mainstream media has (of course) been all too eager to portray McCabe as a humble career public servant who did not deserve to be fired on the eve of his retirement. Unfortunately for Andy, this portrayal only works when you ignore large swaths of evidence from the last year and a half that show him to be a partisan hack who is guilty of covering up for Hillary Clinton’s crimes and, perhaps, presiding in bad faith over the investigation into the Trump campaign’s supposed “collusion” with Russia.
Let it be said at the top of every news story about this turn of events that the decision to fire McCabe did NOT originate with President Donald Trump. It was carried out by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but it did not originate with him, either. No, this came about because of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is wrapping up his investigation of the Justice Department’s actions during and following the 2016 election. And while we have not yet seen the final report on that investigation, Sessions was given advance notice about McCabe’s role in the wrongdoing. And the evidence against McCabe was too strong to ignore.
That McCabe discovered that the New York office of the FBI found potentially-new Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop and waited a month before telling his boss, former FBI Director James Comey. Critics grounded in the facts can only conclude that McCabe was trying to wait out the election, so his girl wouldn’t get pounded by the revelation.
That McCabe’s wife accepted a quarter of a million dollars from Clinton flunky Terry McAuliffe while running for office in Virginia. That he did not reveal this to the FBI nor find it necessary to recuse himself from the Clinton investigation.
That he (speaking of Clinton) failed to move on an investigation of the Clinton Foundation in 2016, instead doing everything possible to thwart agents on the case.
That he was cited in the text messages of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page as holding meetings to discuss a “secret society” of FBI officials committed to overthrowing the new U.S. President.
That, in a ham-fisted attempt to buoy his reputation, he leaked information to the Wall Street Journal about an ongoing FBI investigation.
And when you consider his yet-undetermined role in securing a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, these troubling charges may only scratch the surface of his unethical and illegal behavior.
McCabe is going to cry victim and the media is going to echo it, but nothing either entity says or does can change the facts.