Prominent Democrat Connected To Clintons Donated $675,000 To Campaign Of Deputy FBI Director's Wife

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The latest allegation of potential impropriety and conflict of interest involving the Democratic Party and the FBI, which over the summer famously cleared Hillary Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing as relates to her personal email server, comes not from a Podesta email or a Wikileaks disclosure, but the WSJ which overnight reported that the political organization of Virginia Govenor Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email use.

Campaign finance records show Mr. McAuliffe’s political-action committee donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, who is married to Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of the FBI.


Andrew McCabe, deputy director of the FBI

McAuliffe was prominently featured here most recently for his August decision to restore the voting rights of some 13,000 West Virginia ex-felons, an effort he was expected to continue until the voting rights for all 200,000 ex-criminals have been restored.

The WSJ adds that the Virginia Democratic Party, over which Mr. McAuliffe exerts considerable control, donated an additional $207,788 worth of support to Dr. McCabe’s campaign in the form of mailers, according to the records. That adds up to slightly more than $675,000 to her candidacy from entities either directly under Mr. McAuliffe’s control or strongly influenced by him. The figure represents more than a third of all the campaign funds Dr. McCabe raised in the effort.

Despite the boost in funding, after McAuliffe and other state party leaders recruited Dr. McCabe to run, she lost the election to incumbent Republican Dick Black.

A spokesman for the governor said he “supported Jill McCabe because he believed she would be a good state senator. This is a customary practice for Virginia governors… Any insinuation that his support was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous.”

 

Among political candidates that year, Dr. McCabe was the third-largest recipient of funds from Common Good VA, the governor’s PAC, according to campaign finance records. Dan Gecker received $781,500 from the PAC and $214,456 from the state party for a campaign that raised $2.9 million, according to records; and Jeremy McPike received $803,500 from the PAC and $535,162 from the state party, raising more $3.8 million that year for his candidacy.

Seeking to clear away any speculation of impropriety and conflicts of interest , the FBI said in a statement that during his wife’s campaign Mr. McCabe “played no role, attended no events, and did not participate in fundraising or support of any kind. Months after the completion of her campaign, then-Associate Deputy Director McCabe was promoted to Deputy, where, in that position, he assumed for the first time, an oversight role in the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails.”

FBI officials said that after that meeting with the governor in Richmond on March 7, Mr. McCabe sought ethics advice from the bureau and followed it, avoiding involvement with public corruption cases in Virginia, and avoiding any campaign activity or events.  

 

Mr. McCabe’s supervision of the Clinton email case in 2016 wasn’t seen as a conflict or an ethics issue because his wife’s campaign was over by then and Mr. McAuliffe wasn’t part of the email probe, officials said.

Of course, despite the prompt denial that this fund transfer was not out of the ordinary, the money was not refunded and will serve as the latest suggestion that "pay-to-play" is alive and well, and involves not just the judicial branch, but also the supposedly impartial FBI.

As the WSJ also notes, McCabe is a longtime FBI official who focused much of his career on terrorism. His wife is a hospital physician who campaigned in northern Virginia, where the couple live with their children. The 2015 Virginia State senate race was Dr. McCabe’s first run for office and her campaign spent $1.8 million. The race was part of Mr. McAuliffe’s failed effort to win a Democratic majority in the Virginia legislature, which would have given him significantly more sway in Richmond, the state capital.

Some more details:

Mr. McAuliffe has been a central figure in the Clintons’ political careers for decades. In the 1990s, he was Bill Clinton’s chief fundraiser and he remains one of the couple’s closest allies and public boosters. Mrs. Clinton appeared with him in northern Virginia in 2015 as he sought to increase the number of Democrats in the state legislature.

 

Dr. McCabe announced her candidacy in March 2015, the same month it was revealed that Mrs. Clinton had used a private server as secretary of state to send and receive government emails, a disclosure that prompted the FBI investigation.

At the time the Clinton probe was launched in July 2015, McCabe was running the FBI’s Washington, D.C., field office, which provided personnel and resources to the Clinton email probe.

The rabbit hole gets deeper: "That investigation examined whether Mrs. Clinton’s use of private email may have compromised national security by transmitting classified information in an insecure system. A review of Mrs. Clinton’s emails concluded that 110 messages contained classified information. Mrs. Clinton has said she made a mistake but that she never sent or received messages that were marked classified." We now know that also was incorrect.

At the end of July 2015, Mr. McCabe was promoted to FBI headquarters and assumed the No. 3 position at the agency. In February 2016, he became FBI Director James Comey’s second-in-command. As deputy director, Mr. McCabe was part of the executive leadership team overseeing the Clinton email investigation, though FBI officials say any final decisions on that probe were made by Mr. Comey, who served as a high-ranking Justice Department official in the administration of George W. Bush.

The paper concludes that "it was unclear the extent to which Mr. McCabe may have recused himself from discussions involving Mr. McAuliffe. When Mr. McCabe’s wife began her campaign, he shied away from involvement in Virginia public corruption cases, according to officials." He was, however, instrument in supervising Hillary's investigation the subsequently clearing her.

The punchline: "once the campaign was over, officials said, Mr. McCabe and FBI officials felt the potential conflict-of-interest issues ended."

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DjangoCat's picture

The reunion in prison will be even better.

j0nx's picture

Yep I'm just so sure that every member of the GOP in congress is in open revolt right now demanding an investigation to this immediately. *cough*.

This country is done at this point. Why bother.

FEMA Resident's picture

I'll leave a few cots open for you folks.  Because when Hillary becomes president,  I have a feeling we'll become neighbors.

bh2's picture

"he assumed for the first time, an oversight role in the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails"

...and not a moment too soon!

The continuing bizarre stories bearing on why the FBI weirdly "cleared" Clinton to continue and reward her criminal career are simply beyond parady.

drendebe10's picture

Everything the sociopathic cuntons touch turns to corrupt diarrhea. Unbelievable that half the voters support the cunt that is THE most despicable human turd on the face of the earth.

ImGumbydmmt's picture

$650k,

Is that all it took to sell out 220 years of Constitutional rule of law?

We are so screwed.

Roman Empire must be saying to the USA  -" Tick Tock Mutha effer, Tick Tock."

Where Williiam Banzai! ???

We need an image of HRC in a Ceaser Augustus robe with Comey and lynch and this douchebag all bowing down to her, STAT!

Ignatius's picture

"Virginia Govenor Terry McAuliffe"

Choke on that thought and that cock for awhile.

Oldwood's picture

There is no greater component of the Clinton Corruption than McAuliffe. Sadly, everyone knows it which is what provides him his protection. Not even law enforcement is willing to cross that red line.

j0nx's picture

Yep and you can blame the GOP that did the same thing to Cucinelli that they are doing against Trump which put Mcauliffe in the governor's seat. The dem corruption would never be allowed to continue without the support of their bitches the GOP.

Erek's picture

They say "money talks and the bullshit walks".

But I believe the money AND the bullshit are becoming way too much.

deimos178's picture

and she still lost. Her facebook page is open for comments if there are people outside the country that would care to comment. I would but I just don't want a couple fibbies knocking on my door. 

UselessEater's picture

Sorry, women outside the USA are busy tweeting and posting to support and celebrate the yoga pants protest success in RI.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/10/23/yoga-pants-parade-happens/Q...

gregga777's picture

It should be against the law to sell yoga pants in those huge sizes.

SoDamnMad's picture

You will see FBI agents hot and killed and people like BLM and others will dance in celebration. 

ImGumbydmmt's picture

and thats why i left FB 5 years ago and let my wife advise me if anyone we truly care about has a meaningful event. but left to myself it would be happy times at the Fusion Center to get my "evaluation"

pine_marten's picture

The Clintons corrupt everything they touch.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

Sulphur Dioxide is very corrosive and can be deadly!

45North1's picture

I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for an hamburger today....

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

FBI. lol, no FBI LOL, ..thee magic shit touch of the Clinton's ..everything coming in contact with them is shit stained before long.. FBI..fuck off you bought for thugs for clinton.

nightwish's picture

Crony politics at its finest. If you think its bad now, wait until Hillary has 4 more years to set shit up so she's totally untouchable

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

don't think she can get more untouchable that she is right now..no she will just become dictator for life.

gregga777's picture

Hopefully an extremely short-lived one.

Arrowflinger's picture

There are cronies and politicos in local government who are equally untouchable as they use the Comey-Clinton Act as an effective Kling-on force field.

For instance, when the current chairman of the American Banking Association's bank got a $100 million cash infusion under highly questionable circumstances from a county government, he had no worries about any investigation because much of the set-up occurred when the current US Attorney headed his bank's audit committee.

When you have the US Attorney's name on relevant documents, what chance is there that the FBI will investigate a case that very US attorney would have to bring?

Forget it, America. You are history.

There is no hope here. 5 years of investigating and raising hell only makes one a target just like Assange.

Bill of Rights's picture

A donation is some spare change tossed in a bucket, $675K is a bribe...

gregga777's picture

The job of the FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) political police is:

• suppression and oppression of the non-status quo masses;
• murdering anyone who threatens the status quo rule of America.

In other words, the entire FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) is Onboard the irredeemable LIARy "Bill the Pedophile's Pimp" Clinton's campaign train. Don't put any hope into thinking that the FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) will Ever do anything about the rampant crime and corruption in the United States of America's Feral Gangster Government. They are a big, big part of that crime and corruption.

lakecity55's picture

So, Hitlary buys off another G-Man.

gregga777's picture

The irredeemable LIARy "Bill the Pedophile's Pimp" Clinton bought Off the entire US DoJ (US Department of Corruption, Injustice & Persecution) and FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) because they gave her the volume discount.

gregga777's picture

The FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) tried to murder Randy Weaver but they got his wife and baby instead at Ruby Ridge. They did murder 80-some Branch Davidians in Waco Texas. They put thousands, if not tens of thousands, of innocent Americans into prison with fake laboratory evidence. Those are just a few of their victims.

FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) Director James "Hillary's Bitch" Comey did not ruin the reputation of the FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels). They had already done it themselves.

rocknrollinhoneybadger's picture

Every level of government has become so mired in corruption that our government no longer functions.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

it still functions to get the kid who sells tax free cigs on a NYC street corner dead, or thatunarmed young women shot multiple times in DC for a traffic violations(Miriam Carey)so you have that to keep hope alive.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

print the above article, go to local FBI office, file a complaint of political corruption against the deputy FBI director. obstructing justice..I am sure the local FBI agents will get right on it.

gregga777's picture

Yeah. They'll get right on blowing your ass to kingdom come.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

you know maybe, I will..some fbi agent might just take it on..please read the FBI page I posted on their #1 priority..public corruption,..hmmm

NeedleDickTheBugFucker's picture

Would this also be considered criminalization of normal activity?

Arrest Hillary's picture

Pay to Pardon (my inept investigation) ?

gregga777's picture

I had a Top Secret/Special Access Program security clearance working in the Aerospace Industry. We had frequent meetings where we hosted United States Air Force officers and senior NCOs. They were NOT allowed to accept even a free can of soda from us. They were required to pay for everything, even soft drinks (at the time I think it was $0.25 or $0.50 for a canned soft drink).

That was to avoid any conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety. Yet here the wife of an FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) official investigating irredeemable LIARy "Bill the Pedophile's Pimp" Clinton takes over $675,000 from a member of the KKK (Klinton Krime Klan). I have absolutely ZERO respect for the US DoJ (US Department of Corruption, Injustice & Persecution) and FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels).

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) gregga777 Oct 24, 2016 6:49 AM

I appreciate your candid honesty gregga 777.

Cheers X-

ps.

I couldn't take living in a 'effed-up society 40 years ago.

I don't know how 'honest people' could possibly cope now.

Good Luck.

DuneCreature's picture

It's bad, getting worse at an exponential rate and attempting to address any of it just shows you even more.

The shift is that the corrupt are barely even trying to hide it now.

What it does is drives honest people mad (psychotic at some level) after so long. ... It makes for alcoholics, drug addicts and a lot worse.

Live Hard, All You Can Do Is Watch The Pawns Fall, Bunker In Or Change Flags And Join The Corp Of Demons, Die Free

~ DC v3.0

Arrowflinger's picture

Exactly. Just go fishing and forget all of this. Keep what remains of your time positive.

Jethro's picture

I used to hold a TS clearance while working as an Embassy guard.  The shit Clinton has managed to get away with truly boggles my mind. 

gregga777's picture

Semper Fi!

—A former U. S. Marine

Jethro's picture

Thanks brother! Semper Fi

shovelhead's picture

That's nothing...

I used to hold the keys to a large liquor store.

neidermeyer's picture

I too was aerospace/military in the 80's and 90's working in mainframe computer data security and datamanagement operations (IMS and CICS systems) with "special" and "auditor" access to all data... We are way over the Banana Republic line here.