DOJ Gets Slammed With ANOTHER Lawsuit by Former FBI Agent For Records on Deep State McCabe
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Friday they filed a FOIA lawsuit on behalf of Jeffrey A. Danik, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, against the DOJ for records concerning FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
McCabe had obvious conflicts of interest when he was in charge of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. field office which provided personnel resources to the Clinton email investigation while his wife received large donations from Bill and Hillary Clinton allies for her Virginia Senate run.
Via Judicial Watch:
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia in support of Danik’s October 25, 2016, and February 28, 2017, FOIA requests for records about McCabe’s “conflicts of interest” regarding his wife’s (Dr. Jill McCabe’s) political campaign, and McCabe’s reporting to the FBI of any job interviews or offers. Specifically, the two FOIA requests seek:
Text messages and emails of McCabe containing “Dr. Jill McCabe,” “Jill,” “Common Good VA,” “Terry McAuliffe,” “Clinton,” “Virginia Democratic Party,” “Democrat,” “Conflict,” “Senate,” “Virginia Senate,” “Until I return,” “Paris,” “France,” “Campaign,” “Run,” “Political,” “Wife,” “Donation,” “OGC,” Email,” or “New York Times.”
In 2015, a political action committee run by McAuliffe, a close friend and political supporter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, donated nearly $500,000 to Jill McCabe, wife of McCabe, who was then running for the Virginia State Senate. Also, the Virginia Democratic Party, over which McAuliffe had significant influence, donated an additional $207,788 to the Jill McCabe campaign. In July 2015, Andrew McCabe was in charge of the FBI’s Washington, DC, field office, which provided personnel resources to the Clinton email probe.
Danik, a 30-year veteran of the FBI had this to say about Deep State McCabe:
“I am saddened by how the FBI’s reputation has been tarnished by the poor judgement and ethics of its leadership. I know I’m not the only retired (or serving) FBI special agent who is concerned about Mr. McCabe’s conflicts of interest on the Clinton email matter. The agency seems to be illegally hiding records about this scandal, which is why I’m heading to court with Judicial Watch.”
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about Danik suing the DOJ to get records on McCabe:
“We’re honored to help Mr. Danik hold accountable the FBI—the agency he served for decades. We believe Mr. McCabe’s text messages and emails will be particularly enlightening to the public seeking answers about the Clinton email debacle.”
As previously reported, Andrew McCabe is being investigated by the Office of U.S. Counsel for violating the Hatch Act.
The Hatch Act prohibits FBI agents from campaigning in partisan races. Photos of McCabe campaigning for his wife raised questions about McCabe’s compliance with the law.
concerns came after revelations by media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, that a political action committee affiliated with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, contributed almost $500,000 to the 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe. (She lost the election.) She also received $207,788 from the Virginia Democratic Party, which is connected to McAuliffe, a Democrat.
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) September 1, 2017