McCabe Crushes 'Trump Interference' Narrative: "There Has Been No Effort To Impede Our Investigation"

Tyler Durden's picture

As predicted, members of the Senate Intelligence Committee came out swinging early today with several questions for acting FBI Director McCabe on whether the Trump administration was actively seeking to impede an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.  Unfortunately, McCabe's answers will undoubtedly be somewhat disappointing for Democrats and CNN.

In an early exchange with Senator Marco Rubio, McCabe offered a very succinct answer on alleged White House interference with ongoing FBI investigations:

Rubio:  "Has the dismissal of Mr. Comey in any way impeded, interrupted, stopped, or negatively impacted any of the work, any of the investigations or any ongoing projects at the Federal Bureau of Investigation?"


McCabe:  "There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date."


Moreover, McCabe went on to confirm that no agents have been removed from the Russia probe and that no one from the White House had contacted him about the ongoing investigation.




Asked whether an independent investigator was necessary, McCabe once again had a very succinct answer:  "No, sir."

Senator Lankford:  "Is it your impression at this point that the FBI is unable to complete the investigation in a fair and expeditious way because of the removal of Jim Comey?"


McCabe:  "Is is my opinion and belief that the FBI will continue to pursue this investigation vigorously and completely."


Senator Lankford:  "Do you need someone to take this away from you and somebody else to do it?"


McCabe:  "No, sir."


Meanwhile, going one step further, McCabe also destroyed another New York Times narrative.  Just yesterday we posted about a NYT story which implied that Comey was fired as a direct result of his request for a "significant increase" in funding for his 'Russia probe'.  That said, McCabe quickly dismantled that narrative by noting that the FBI doesn't even make funding requests for individual investigations but that the Russia investigation was nevertheless "adequately resourced." 

Senator:  "Can you confirm that that request [funding request for Russia probe] was, in fact, made?"


McCabe"I can not confirm that request was made.


As you know, when we need resources, we make those requests here.  So, I'm not aware of that request and it's not consistent with my understanding of how we request additional resources. 


That said, we don't typically request resources for an individual case.  And, as I mentioned, I strongly believe that the Russia investigation is adequately resourced."


Of course, we're under no illusion that any of this testimony will make one bit of difference in the minds of Chuck Schumer or CNN as the Russians have clearly gotten to McCabe.

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Harlequin001's picture

No I didn't defraud the social security system.

It was the Russians...

Do you think I'd get away with it, I mean, they're responsible for everything else?

Harlequin001's picture

and cue the 'I'm making $7K a month blowing people off in bus stops' guy, wherever he is...

FrozenGoodz's picture

Interference: [adjective] Firing someone investigating your corrupt business dealings. 


synonyms: intrusion, meddling, intervention

Got The Wrong No's picture

You have to be brain dead to think that firing Comey would stop the investigation, but that's the line your handlers have told you to Puke Out for your Soros Bucks. Good Little Stooge. 

Oldwood's picture

No, just another government tool bought and paid for by the democrat party. Ask his wife who's interests he should protect.

earleflorida's picture

hmmm. seems to me the ole anti-catharis 'monica syndrome' has now blossomed into a full-grown adult to purge the 'deplorables , dress'd-up in ?drag!, like 'lady Liberty-mr Justice' with blinders? teetering on a 'tight`rope --- this neo-orthodox operative approach to hamstring[ing] the 'donald'... as ken, the star[r]-banner 'sp' had done wonders for clinton's orchestrated mediocracy at the opposite end of the polarized spectrum...?

WillyGroper's picture

aircraft is always a fav for their wet work.

is this the reason for the stock drop?

Temporalist's picture

That's unpossible. Where is Boris? How do you say unpossible in Russian?

Harlequin001's picture

I'm sure what he meant to say was 'Yes", it just came out wrong...

earleflorida's picture

its in the 'Romanov Dictionary', defined as in 'anti`counter-revolution'?

JRobby's picture

They will never let it go. Never! It's all they have.

They will take it to an impeachment vote and lose.

Then the Incumbent Blood Bath (both "Parties") Nov 2018.......................

(have to qualify with both Parties because I have been attacked as a DEM hater when in fact, I hate both (the single) parties equally)

Hikikomori's picture

That is the crux of the problem.  ANY investigation that doesn't come up with conclusive proof of illegal collusion between the Russians and the Trump team will be dismissed as a) biased, b) incompetent, or c) both.

JRobby's picture

They are wasting our fucking money is my #1 bitch!

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Hiki,

What people don't or should understand is, that the Russian PsyOp / False Narrative Script by the Deep State & Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Psychopath Hillary Clinton Globalist was the game plan all long.

Win, stolen or lost. The Criminal Deep State was going & are going "all in" with the PsyOp, Scripted False Narrative of Russia hacking the Elections / Russia / Putin / Trump Propaganda gone full retard via the Deep States Opeatives in the Presstitute Media.

Plausible Deniability is the name of the game. If the Deep State could of pulled off the False Narrative PsyOp of Russia influencing our Elections the Deep State could & will hack into Russia's National Elections next March. Call it pay back.

The Deep State's destabilization campaign in Ukraine especially Crimea was part of the ZioNeoConFascist Agenda to destabilize Russia during their upcoming elections.

Putin countered by expelling all Geroge Sorros NGO's from Russia. However, rest assured those destabilization cells are in place to ready to be activated come Russia's next election cycle.

The future meeting between the Two Super Powers will be Epic. The Diplomacy which will Prevail out of those meetings will be a fresh breath of air to the World.

And, final Death Blows to the Pure Evil Criminal Deep State Elite Compartmentalized Hierarchy.

nmewn's picture

It's a damned good thing I'm not the Prez, with all the Fake Nuuuz being published by the legacy Alinsky media my FCC chairman would have a heart attack at his desk after a week of marathon license yanking  ;-)

Nobody For President's picture

Robie, try not to hate - bad for your blood pressure.

I prefer rampant cynicism - political parties - all of 'em - pretty much suck = they are just covers for the TBTF banks and the really, really wealthy familes and corporations that control them.

Bill of Rights's picture

Somewhere Elizabeth Warren is screeching like an escaped mental patient.

NumNutt's picture

She IS an escaped mental patient.

twh99's picture

She IS an escaped native american mental patient.

(there fixed it for you)

earleflorida's picture

i told her not to dance with raging wolf and dancing bear during a full moon... 

Got The Wrong No's picture

She danced with Hillary during the campaign. That alone proves she is a complete Hypocritical Psycho. 

trillion_dollar_deficit's picture

Politico reporting that Burr and Warner left the hearing in haste for an unscheduled meeting with Rosenstein.

SRV's picture

Great news... McCabe is behaving himself, but it won't help... he's done 

SRV's picture

They should give Maxine one question in every hearing (House & Senate) and make a TV series out of it... Huuuuuge hit it would be

Bill of Rights's picture

Waters is a raving lunatic, is just goes to show you the mentality out there in the West Coast...

Nobody For President's picture

Please - she represents fucking Oakland, OK?

Oakland ain't the West Coast.

Oakland is a cesspool.

And mostly black.

Fact - not raycess.

enfield0916's picture

Naggin Pigosi and Maxdawg Waters can eat Putin dick now!

JRobby's picture

Anti-stroke medication poster persons of the decade

aliki's picture

even more histerical is the libtards tripping over themselves when mccabe said "there was no loss of cofidence by the rank & file in comey"

what he meant to say was "im going to have this job for another 20 minutes so do u really think im fucking dumb enough to throw the guy who is going to get me my next job under the bus on live television with the world watching???"

fun watching the democrats "supporting those who have confidence" in comey

2 days after they all wanted his fucking head on a stick

Mike Masr's picture

First it was all the crybabies whining because their crooked Hillary lost. Then it was the street protests and riots, burning cars and businesses. When this didn't work they threatening the lives of the Trump electors in the electoral collage. This also failed. Then Jill Stein started her recount. This failed miserably, actually giving Donald Trump more votes. When all of this bullshit failed they pulled out the "Russia did it" card out of their sleeves.. Russia influenced the outcome of the election. Of course this is total bullshit fake news and there is not one single shred of real evidence to prove this. What was presented was a concoction of circumstantial evidence that was presented by Obama insiders within the intelligence community as collusion with Russia. It’s like McCarthyism all over again suspecting all of Trump's people as stooges of Putin and Russia.


alangreedspank's picture

That's insulting to McCarthy. Democrats (and some GOP) back then said he was making shit up, you don't have to believe them, just like you don't have to believe them now. Have a look at Project Venona and Blacklisted By History.

sheikurbootie's picture

I thought the people wearing the vagina hats said it was the Russians?  WTF! 

Are you telling us the MSM and their co-conspirators, the liberals, are LYING?!

Sick Underbelly's picture

No no...these "Republicans" are wrong.  They'll be proven wrong, eventually...soon...keep tuned'll some point in the future.

Just keep your TV on and the ENTER(the con)TAINMENT will inFORM and guide you.

jamesmmu's picture


FBI Director James Comey Was Fired, Because He Was Stuck On Stupid.

highwaytoserfdom's picture

Awan  servers  end of DNC and perhaps Neo-con RNC


Warren going after Icahn  on ethanol blend and the other part of the company makes nitrogen fertilizer. Proof  a fake indian affirmative-action thief  is clueless.  Amazing how far stupid goes.

SgtShaftoe's picture

"You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing," ROTFL!!!

Yea, like sending letters to people like MLK trying to get him to kill himself. Aaron Swartz was caused to kill himself as well. What about sending a FBI SWAT team to former NSA lead architect Bill Binney to threaten him into not going to the AG and the Senate.

Show me one time the FBI has ever done the right thing. If they did, I'm sure it was an accident. Don't make me fucking laugh.

smacker's picture

When liars and crooks come out with crap like that, it makes me wanna reach for the sick bag.

Sick Underbelly's picture

The "right" thing by whose book?

Why would I want to stop someone doing the RIGHT thing?  Wouldn't I want them, and actually encourage/support them to do the "right thing"?

That also seems to say that I can stop them from doing the wrong thing, but who the fuck wants to stand in front of and/or try to stop the FBI?

The fact that the FBI has their own elite-trained, "special forces" group, tells you their vision of what is "right" might, at least, be separate, distinct and at variance to the common version of "right".  

roadhazard's picture

... "there has been no effort to impede our investigation."  Trump can take away some of the players but he can't stop the investigation is what he meant. 

IridiumRebel's picture

Hey whatever allows Obama via Rice to spy on Trump which assfucks the 4th Amendment.

roadhazard's picture

When you got nothing else there is always the redirect.

Got The Wrong No's picture

You would know all about that being a Troll. Troll Shit 101

alangreedspank's picture

Probe ? Why is there a probe in the first place ? Any reasonable doubts ?

IridiumRebel's picture

Meanwhile on MSNDNC:

smacker's picture

Too bad nobody asked McCabe: "WTF are you actually investigating?"

Mike Masr's picture


The people leading this nonsensical, 100% waste of taxpayers money, investigation into Russian meddling remind me of this.

Remember when you were a kid and played monopoly with other kids?

Remember when that one kid lost and he tossed over the entire game board onto the floor?

Sore fucking losers!!!

Fucking crooked Hillary LOST LOST LOST and it had NOTHING to do with Putin or Russia!!!