WOW! Sessions DOJ Protects McCabe From Questions About Mueller Probe Ahead of Second Grilling This Week
Never forget the Swamp protects its own. Ahead of his second grilling this week, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will not be able to answer questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the Justice Department told House investigators.
Fox News reporter Chad Pergram broke the news Wednesday, tweeting “Dep FBI Dir McCabe to appear before Hse Judiciary Cmte Thursday in classified setting for a “transcribed interview.” DoJ tells cmte “McCabe will not be in a position to discuss matters that are within the scope of the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.””
Dep FBI Dir McCabe to appear before Hse Judiciary Cmte Thursday in classified setting for a "transcribed interview." DoJ tells cmte "McCabe will not be in a position to discuss matters that are within the scope of the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 20, 2017
As The Gateway Pundit reported, McCabe testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday after Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley demanded his resignation.
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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testifies behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. pic.twitter.com/GHjihJkmz4
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) December 19, 2017
Washington Times reports:
Mr. McCabe’s closed-door hearing on Tuesday is part of the committee’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“Andrew McCabe cuts across every facet of every investigation in 2016…from Secretary [Hillary] Clinton’s emails to the investigation into the Trump campaign,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, a member of the committee, told Fox News.
Republicans say the political bias Mr. McCabe represents extends across the FBI, Justice Department and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation.
They expect to focus on hundreds of text messages between an FBI counterintelligence agent and an FBI lawyer that show the officials using words like “idiot” and “loathsome human” to characterize Mr. Trump as he was running for president in 2016.
On Tuesday, Grassley called on McCabe to be removed from his post.
“He oughta be replaced,” Grassley said.
“And I’ve said that before and I’ve said it to people who can do it,” the lawmaker added.
As The Gateway Pundit reported, McCabe abruptly cancelled his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee scheduled for last Tuesday. Sources told Fox News reporter Chad Pergram that they believe McCabe canceled on the panel over fears he would be asked about recently demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s wife, who worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 presidential election.