Ex-Secret Service Agent Warns McCabe Faces “WORLD OF TROUBLE” Amid Reports of OBSTRUCTION
When asked about his thoughts on the Washington Post‘s report about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe allegedly neglecting to investigate sensitive emails found on ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino replied, “Andy McCabe’s in a world of trouble right now.”
“Let’s be clear, Andy McCabe is number two at the FBI, during two critical investigations — the Trump investigation, the counter-intelligence investigation and the investigation into Hillary Clinton.”
Bongino continued, “what he’s going to have to answer for is how did Hillary Clinton skate and how did Mike Flynn get prosecuted.”
As the popular podcaster pointed out, the latest batch of FBI text messages provided by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), show agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page leaked “confidential information,” to reporter Devlin Barrett, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and later the Washington Post.
Barrett is behind the Washington Post latest piece on McCabe.
A day after the New York Times reported FBI Director Christopher Wray confronted outgoing Deputy Director Andrew McCabe over unspecified findings in Horowitz’s report, the Washington Post revealed the embattled bureau official is being probed over his role in examining emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Washington Post reports:
The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, has been asking witnesses why FBI leadership seemed unwilling to move forward on the examination of emails found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)until late October — about three weeks after first being alerted to the issue, according to these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter. A key question of the internal investigation is whether McCabe or anyone else at the FBI wanted to avoid taking action on the laptop findings until after the Nov. 8 election, these people said. It is unclear whether the inspector general has reached any conclusions on that point.
Reporter Sara A. Carter told Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday evening that Michael Horowitz, Justice Department Inspector General, is investigating whether or not outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe asked bureau agents to “change their 302s.”
Commenting on Carter’s report, Bongino said if claims about McCabe asking agents to change their “302’s” is true, he may have been obstructing justice.
Sara Carter @SaraCarterDC reported McCabe asked FBI agent’s to CHANGE their “302”’s, the post interview form. Dan Bongino @dbongino: “THAT’S OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. If OIG Horowitz’s report exposes private emails between Hillary, Obama and Lynch come out, we go DEFCON LEVEL 672” pic.twitter.com/oHToZs0OLR
— TruthInGovernment (@TruthinGov2016) January 30, 2018
McCabe stepped down Monday, as first reported by NBC News.
McCabe, who served a brief stint as acting director of the bureau, was already expected to leave. He will stay on “terminal leave” until he is eligible to retire with benefits in March,” reports CNBC.
McCabe’s announcement came one day after his boss read the FISA abuse memo. While experts believe McCabe being implicated in the four-page document led to his departure, the New York Times says it was another report that caught Wray’s attention.
Wray’s deep concern over a report that has yet to be released yet is noteworthy, and while the New York Times‘ doesn’t infer it, it was to be expected McCabe would likely quit instead of being demoted. In other words, the demotion was the firing, except it was McCabe’s decision to fall on his own sword. Such is a common courtesy extended to anyone who has served in an organization for a long time.
It’s currently unknown when the Inspector General’s report will be released.