Andrew McCade to take early retirement from FBI
This is becoming a scandal for the FBI that is destroying its reputation and is beginning to backfire on the Democrats in and outside of the agency. Their bias against Trump has led to their ruin.
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe will take early retirement from the FBI in March, according to a report in the Washington Post.
This is long overdue. It was obvious long before Christopher Wray was confirmed that McCabe was part of the problem and not part of the solution. McCabe is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice IG for his blatant violation of the Hatch Act. When his wife was running for a state senate seat in Virginia, she received $675,000 either directly from Clinton bagman, ally and Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe or from entities over which McAuliffe exercised total control. These two things are not illegal though for a “non-political” law enforcement official to be in this position skirts the edge of the “appearance of misconduct rule.”
I posted a detailed account of McCabe’s Hatch Act violations–they aren’t “gray area” violations, they are blatant “the law doesn’t apply to me” violation–back in June. In short, he used his official FBI biography as part of her effort to be selected as the preferred Democrat candidate, he appeared in her campaign literature wearing her campaign gear, he posted images of him holding supportive messages, and he used his official FBI email to promote his wife’s candidacy.
According to FBI documents, McCabe was in charge of the Hillary Clinton email investigation from February 2016 until he recused himself on November 1, 2016.
And, of course, as deputy director, McCabe was up to his eyebrows in the Trump dossier. As the guy running the day-to-day business of the FBI, it is impossible that the proposal to pay retired British spy Christopher Steele some $50,000 to continue his investigation. What makes this conversation so damning is that McCabe cleared Strzok to work on Mueller’s Russia probe.
Since the firing of Peter Strzok, we’ve learned that McCabe and Strzok, on at least one occasion, spoke at some length about the presidential race, and, given the tenor of the text messages, we can presume they all talked about the necessity of Hillary Clinton winning.
As I noted earlier today, the FBI’s general counsel met with a reporter who was actively promoting the Trump dossier.
While there was no fire, per se, there was enough smoke and stench that it was clear that McCabe was not going to survive in the long run. McCabe’s actions, and those of a lot of other senior FBI staff, left the casual observer the option of believing he was stupid or that he just didn’t care about rules and thought he was bulletproof…or that the Deep State is real and had been accidentally revealed.