Drain The Swamp

At This Point, Andrew McCabe is Just Making the FBI Look Bad

A recent damning piece in Circa strongly suggests that FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pursued what appeared to be a personal vendetta against onetime National Security Advisor Michael Flynn:

“McCabe eventually became the bureau’s No. 2 executive and emerged as a central player in the FBI’s Russia election tampering investigation, putting him in a position to impact the criminal inquiry against Flynn.

Three FBI employees told Circa they personally witnessed McCabe make disparaging remarks about Flynn before and during the time the retired Army general emerged as a figure in the Russia case.

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The bureau employees, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said they did not know the reason for McCabe’s displeasure with Flynn, but that it made them uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and pressure built to investigate Flynn. One employee even consulted a private lawyer.

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‘The Flynn leaks were nothing short of political,’ one FBI employee said, noting the specific contents of the conversation were known by only a handful of government officials when they leaked. ‘The leaks appeared to be targeted to take Flynn out.’”

The allegation that McCabe targeted Flynn seems to center around the case of FBI Special Agent Robyn Gritz, as ZeroHedge reports:

“Flynn apparently enraged McCabe a few years back after he intervened on behalf of an FBI Special Agent, Robyn Gritz, who had accused McCabe and other top FBI officials of sexual discrimination.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case and an offer to testify on her behalf.

The FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for the agent. . . .Two years later, the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn.

The EEOC case, which is still pending, was serious enough to require McCabe to submit to a sworn statement to investigators.”

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time McCabe’s activity emitted the strong odor of foul play—and his current position as the FBI’s director, even in an acting capacity, will undoubtedly complicate President Trump’s efforts to drain the swamp until Christopher Wray is confirmed. McCabe has strong ties to Clinton consigliere Terry McAuliffe, whose political action committee donated more than $450,000 to McCabe’s wife’s failed state senate campaign. Colleagues of McCabe say that, along with his wife, he was a staunch Hillary supporter.

Coincidentally enough, McCabe oversaw the bungled Hillary Clinton email investigation:

“McCabe was one of the few people who backed Comey’s decision not to refer Hillary Clinton to the Justice Department for indictment,” a FBI source said of the July 2016 decision not to refer Clinton for criminal charges for violating email and document safeguards for classified and Top Secret national security intelligence. “McCabe and Comey are both lawyers. They aren’t street agents. They’re more political. We wanted her (Clinton) indicted. They did not.”

While the McCabes’ connection to McAuliffe—taking his campaign cash while at the same time not investigating his erstwhile boss—is concerning, it fits neatly into the latter’s reputation as a Clintonworld fixer.

During Bill Clinton’s presidential candidacy and subsequent reelection, McAuliffe often spearheaded investigations into Clinton critics and helped silence women who alleged Bill Clinton harassed or sexually assaulted them, sources said.

As True Pundit additionally notes, “no contributions [to McCabe’s campaign] were made prior to the FBI’s probe of Clinton.”

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In other news, McCabe has been seen in a new Porsche 911 that True Pundit has confirmed to be registered to the address of the McCabe’s expensive Virginia home. The car is most likely worth more than McCabe’s annual salary—and is certainly giving neither him nor the agency a good reputation.

Was it a gift from their friend Terry?