FBI Deputy Director McCabe Grilled By House Intel Panel As Grassley Demands Resignation (VIDEO)
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday after Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley demanded his resignation.
Video credit: Fox Business News
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testifies behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. pic.twitter.com/GHjihJkmz4
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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.
Earlier in the day, 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.
McCabe’s testimony comes amid speculation he was aware of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s anti-Trump bias.
Last Wednesday, Fox News reporter Bret Baier tweeted the following: “Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe): “I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andy’s office-that there’s no way he gets elected-but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.It’s like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 you’re 40.”
Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe): "I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andy's office-that there's no way he gets elected-but I'm afraid we can't take that risk.It's like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 you're 40"
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 13, 2017
While Strzok and Page’s text message exchange is explosive on its own, the idea that McCabe may have been involved in this conservation is nothing short of stunning. Do you think the Deputy FBI Director would allow two employees in his office unsupervised?
The real question is, if McCabe was present with both Strzok and Page on the day the ‘insurance policy,’ conservation took place in his office, what thoughts did he convey?