REPORT: McCabe Authorized Criminal Probe of AG Sessions After Top Dem Senators Urged FBI to Investigate “All Contacts” Sessions May Have Had With Russians
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired dirty cop Andrew McCabe late Friday evening just days before his scheduled retirement and the fake news media lost their minds.
The investigation into McCabe’s corruption started BEFORE Trump became president but the fake news media is making it sound like the firing of the Deputy Director of the FBI was ‘politically motivated.
It is now being reported Andrew McCabe authorized the criminal probe into Attorney General Sessions after top Democrat Senators urged the FBI to investigate all his contacts with Russians.
ABC News reported:
Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, but McCabe’s previously-unreported decision to actually put the attorney general in the crosshairs of an FBI probe was an exceptional move.
One source told ABC News that Sessions was not aware of the investigation when he decided to fire McCabe last Friday less than 48 hours before McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, was due to retire from government and obtain a full pension, but an attorney representing Sessions declined to confirm that.[…]
According to the sources, McCabe authorized the criminal inquiry after a top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, and then-Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., wrote a letter in March 2017 to the FBI urging agents to investigate “all contacts” Sessions may have had with Russians, and “whether any laws were broken in the course of those contacts or in any subsequent discussion of whether they occurred.”
It’s unclear how actively federal authorities pursued the matter in the months before Sessions’ interview with Mueller’s investigators. It’s also unclear whether the special counsel may still be pursuing other matters related to Sessions and statements he has made to Congress – or others – since his confirmation.
In March 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he will recuse himself from investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign including the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Sessions made the announcement the day after he was sworn in as Attorney General after advice from Obama lawyers in the Department of Justice.
Last Wednesday night FOX News contributor and legal expert Gregg Jarrett told Sean Hannity that Sessions used the WRONG LAW when announcing his recusal. He took advice from OBAMA OFFICIALS and they misled him.
AG Sessions should NEVER have recused himself. In fact, fake news CNN walked back their hit piece on Sessions where they claimed he failed to disclose his contact with Russian Ambassador Kislyak.
Via Daily Caller media reporter Amber Athey in a December article:
“A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn’t required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator,” CNN’s Evan Perez wrote in the new piece.
Monday’s article indicates that Sessions was following what the FBI told him and was not intentionally trying to mislead the DOJ about his meetings with Russians.
Once again this shows it is McCabe, Mueller, Rosenstein and other Deep State operatives who are targeting Trump’s administration purely for political reasons. These Deep State operatives don’t want their corruption exposed.
Update: Sessions’ lawyer denied he was the subject of a federal investigation.
Fox News reported:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ longtime personal lawyer denied Wednesday that Sessions was the subject of a federal criminal investigation for allegedly perjuring himself during his confirmation hearing.