Democrats are saying they learned on the evening of December 21 that that a group of Republicans had been secretly meeting for months to plan for a propaganda campaign designed to undermine the credibility of the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into the Trump/ Russian probe.
Recently the republican President Donald Trump’s sycophant republicans in the White House, the US Congress and the right wing media have ratcheted up their campaign to attack the FBI, the Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, the Trump/ Russian probe, itself, FBI agents like Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the DOJ’s deputy attorney, Rod Rosenstein, the FBI’s General Counsel James A. Baker. This is all being done in order to have the republicans’ base of loyal followers develop doubts about any of the negative reporting that is expected to be forthcoming, as a result of the FBI’s Trump/ Russia probe.
Rebecca Biggs Retweeted 12/23/17
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?
As per the 12/23/17 NYT report by Adam Goldman, the FBI’Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is expected to retire after be becomes eligible for his pension early in 2018. As a career civil servant, he has protections where he cannot be forced out sooner.
Here’s the rest of the story…
On December 22, 2017, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post penned the following report, “Now we know why Republicans are attacking the FBI.”
“CNN reported that Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe this week testified before the House Intelligence Committee and then before members of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Judiciary committees that former FBI director James B. Comey told McCabe that President Trump had asked for a pledge of loyalty. Comey previously testified that the president had requested loyalty; Trump has denied that this took place.”
“Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, put out a statement slamming Republicans for holding a secret meeting of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) with members of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees to discuss interviewing McCabe:”
Today’s ‘emergency’ interview with FBI Deputy Director McCabe was both rushed and unnecessary and further demonstrates that Republicans are desperate to distract from the Russia investigation and undermine the credibility of the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. This truth was laid bare when we learned last evening that a group of Republicans have been secretly meeting for months for just that purpose.
After a day’s worth of questioning by Members from both Committees, what we learned today was that McCabe is a dedicated public servant who has committed his life to the FBI and its mission to uphold the law.
A Nadler adviser told Right Turn that Republicans’ conduct was “what we have come to expect from Republicans who continue to try and distract, discredit and undermine the special counsel investigation. This is all just a very silly attempt to undermine the FBI and re-litigate the [Hillary] Clinton investigation.”
“Republicans grilling McCabe over the FBI’s handling of Clinton’s emails and their conspiracy theorizing substantiate our suspicions that GOP members of Congress have zero interest in conducting a serious investigation of the president’s possible collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice. “President Trump has called Jim Comey a liar and likewise suggested that Comey committed a crime by lying under oath about their conversations,” Susan Hennessey of the Lawfare blog tells me. “Notably, Comey gave his account under penalty of perjury, while Trump, to date, has not. Comey also substantiated his story with contemporaneous memos.”
“She continued: “Now we learn that Andrew McCabe can offer further corroboration that what Comey said was true and that he shared the details at the time. That means that, conversely, the deputy FBI director has testified the president is lying to the American people.” She argued, “I don’t think that many serious people genuinely questioned whether the famously, even notoriously forthright former FBI director or the president, who has a habitually tenuous relationship with the truth, was being honest. But to the extent there were any lingering doubts, McCabe’s testimony should put them to rest.”