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CNN Hires Andrew McCabe as a Commentator

Hates Trump. A proven liar. Sounds about right for CNN.

From the Washington Examiner:

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director fired for leaking to the media and who has become an antagonist of President Trump, will join CNN.

McCabe has spent the past year defending his actions at the FBI, writing a book, and pushing for Trump to be removed from office.

He filed suit in federal court earlier in August accusing Trump of causing his subordinates at the Justice Department to participate in an “unconstitutional plan and scheme” to have him fired. McCabe was fired the same day he planned to retire.

The department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 39-page report in February 2018 detailing multiple instances where McCabe “lacked candor” with then-FBI Director James Comey and with investigators related to him greenlighting the disclosure to the media of sensitive information related to the FBI’s investigation into matters related to Hillary Clinton.

NY Times: Rosenstein Wanted to Tape Trump, Talked 25th Amendment; Is it True?

The New York Times Friday reported the following. I urge you to use caution with this and consider the sources, which appear to be, well, the New York Times, and various officials hostile to President Trump, like former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

According to the Times report:

The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.

Mr. Rosenstein made the remarks about secretly recording Mr. Trump and about the 25th Amendment in meetings and conversations with other Justice Department and F.B.I. officials. Several people described the episodes in interviews over the past several months, insisting on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The people were briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by F.B.I. officials, including Andrew G. McCabe, then the acting bureau director, that documented Mr. Rosenstein’s actions and comments.

None of Mr. Rosenstein’s proposals apparently came to fruition. It is not clear how determined he was about seeing them through, though he did tell Mr. McCabe that he might be able to persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions and John F. Kelly, then the secretary of homeland security and now the White House chief of staff, to mount an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment.

Rosenstein flatly denies the story. The Justice Department provided an anonymous source who said they were at the meeting and that Rosenstein mentioned a wiretap but was only being sarcastic. What’s more, the Times appears to not be relying directly on anyone who was at the meeting – other than the denials.

In his radio program Friday night, Mark Levin poses an excellent theory about what is going on here. Levin, a former chief of staff at the Justice Department, says he is being told that Rosenstein never seriously contemplated such things. Levin believes enemies of the president are trying to anger him into firing Rosenstein and provoke a crisis that could hand Democrats the Congress and sink the Kavanaugh nomination.

Makes sense to me. A sudden Constitutional crisis. New charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Justice by Trump. Questions raised anew about whether Kavanaugh loves executive power and would act to protect Trump.

Conservatives, and the White House, would be wise to be careful before falling into what could be a trap.

Justice IG Refers Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe for Criminal Prosecution

From the Washington Post:

The Justice Department inspector general referred its finding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators who were examining a media disclosure to the top federal prosecutor in D.C. to determine whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, according to people familiar with the matter.

The referral to the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office occurred some time ago, after the inspector general concluded McCabe had lied to investigators or his own boss, then-FBI Director James B. Comey, on four occasions, three of them under oath.

It was not immediately clear how the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office responded to the referral, or whether prosecutors there are conducting their own investigation or believe criminal charges are appropriate. A referral to federal prosecutors does not necessarily mean McCabe will be charged with a crime.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe last month, just before he was to qualify for his retirement benefits.

“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 at the time. “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.”

McCabe allegedly lied about authorizing a leak that revealed an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The leak was designed to make it seem like Andrew McCabe, a card-carrying senior officer of the Deep State whose wife received hudreds of thousands of dollars from Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe for her political campaign, was fighting to keep the Clinton Foundation probe going.

DOJ Accuses McCabe of Lying, Releasing Sensitive Information

From the Washington Post:

The Justice Department Inspector General alleges in a damaging report made public Friday that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe inappropriately authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to a reporter and then misled investigators and former FBI Director James B. Comey about it on several occasions.

The report is remarkable for its level of detail, casting McCabe as a man who lied to investigators and his own boss about his role in a disclosure of information, even while he lashed out at others who he thought might be responsible for leaks.

It accuses McCabe of lying at least four times, three of them under oath, and says that while he had the power to approve disclosures of information to the media, his doing so in this instance violated policy because it was done “in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership.”

It also says McCabe and former FBI Director James B. Comey contradicted one another in their descriptions of how a media disclosure was authorized.

Remember, this is also the guy who was working on the Hillary Clinton email case and whose wife got a big contribution from Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe, the former governor of Virgina, for her political campaign.

FBI’s McCabe Was Investigating Attorney General Sessions

Gee, I wonder if the FBI ever investigated Eric Holder for his possible perjury before Congress. I think not.

This is what we paranoid conservatives mean by the Deep State.

From ABC News:

Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, but McCabe’s previously-unreported decision to actually put the attorney general in the crosshairs of an FBI probe was an exceptional move.

One source told ABC News that Sessions was not aware of the investigation when he decided to fire McCabe last Friday less than 48 hours before McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, was due to retire from government and obtain a full pension, but an attorney representing Sessions declined to confirm that.