Retired FBI Agent Sues DOJ For Records On Contributions Made By A Clinton Ally To McCabe's Wife

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Over the weekend, Judicial Watch announced that it had filed a lawsuit against the DOJ on behalf of retired special agent Jeffrey Danik seeking records related to roughly $700,000 in political contributions made by groups tied to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton confidant, to the wife of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe...the same Andrew McCabe who was conveniently overseeing multiple Hillary Clinton investigations at the time and even oversaw components of her email investigation. Here's more from Judicial Watch:

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia in support of Danik’s October 25, 2016, and February 28, 2017, FOIA requests for records about McCabe’s “conflicts of interest” regarding his wife’s (Dr. Jill McCabe’s) political campaign, and McCabe’s reporting to the FBI of any job interviews or offers.  Specifically, the two FOIA requests seek:


Text messages and emails of McCabe containing “Dr. Jill McCabe,” “Jill,” “Common Good VA,” “Terry McAuliffe,” “Clinton,” “Virginia Democratic Party,” “Democrat,” “Conflict,” “Senate,” “Virginia Senate,” “Until I return,” “Paris,” “France,” “Campaign,” “Run,” “Political,” “Wife,” “Donation,” “OGC,” Email,” or “New York Times.”


In 2015, a political action committee run by McAuliffe, a close friend and political supporter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, donated nearly $500,000 to Jill McCabe, wife of McCabe, who was then running for the Virginia State Senate. Also, the Virginia Democratic Party, over which McAuliffe had significant influence, donated an additional $207,788 to the Jill McCabe campaign. In July 2015, Andrew McCabe was in charge of the FBI’s Washington, DC, field office, which provided personnel resources to the Clinton email probe.



The Judicial Watch lawsuit comes after Danik's two previous FOIA requests went unanswered.  Meanwhile, Danik says he's pursuing records on McCabe's conflicts because he knows he's "not the only retired (or serving) FBI special agent who is concerned about Mr. McCabe’s conflicts of interest on the Clinton email matter."

“I am saddened by how the FBI’s reputation has been tarnished by the poor judgement and ethics of its leadership,” stated Mr. Danik. “I know I’m not the only retired (or serving) FBI special agent who is concerned about Mr. McCabe’s conflicts of interest on the Clinton email matter.  The agency seems to be illegally hiding records about this scandal, which is why I’m heading to court with Judicial Watch.”


“We’re honored to help Mr. Danik hold accountable the FBI—the agency he served for decades,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We believe Mr. McCabe’s text messages and emails will be particularly enlightening to the public seeking answers about the Clinton email debacle.”

Of course, for those who haven't followed Andrew McCabe so closely, this is the same former Acting FBI Director who is also being investigated for sexual harassment and violations of the Hatch Act (see:  "FBI Director McCabe Subject Of Three Separate Federal Inquiries Into Alleged Misconduct: Report").

A couple of days ago we noted that, according to a report from Circa, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe may have made a serious error by refusing to recuse himself from the Michael Flynn investigation.  As it turns out, per court documents reviewed by Circa, McCabe may have harbored a personal vendetta against Flynn after he intervening on behalf of an FBI Special Agent, Robyn Gritz, who had accused McCabe and other top FBI officials of sexual discrimination.  Apparently the lack of inter-agency camaraderie didn't sit well with McCabe as other FBI agents subsequently confirmed that his complete disdain for Fylnn was readily apparent.


But, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), McCabe's apparent conflict of interest in the Flynn investigation may not be his only issue these days as he's also the subject of an ongoing investigation for an alleged violation of the Hatch Act for illegally campaigning in his wife's Virginia Senate race.  Per Circa:


Gritz also filed a complaint against McCabe with the main federal whistleblower agency in April, alleging social media photos she found show he campaigned for his wife’s Virginia state senate race in violation of the Hatch Act.


FBI employees are held to a higher standard than other federal workers under the Hatch Act and may not “endorse or oppose a candidate for partisan political office or a candidate for political party office in a political advertisement, broadcast, campaign literature, or similar material if such endorsement or opposition is done in concert with a candidate, political party, or partisan political group.”


The OSC told Circa  that complaint is still being actively investigated.


For those who aren't familiar, this is the same Senate race in which McCabe's wife, Jill McCabe, took nearly $500,000 from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to fund her campaign.  Of course, Terry McAuliffe is a long-time confidant of the Clinton family and was rumored as a potential running mate for Hillary.  All of which was apparently overlooked when former FBI Director James Comey allowed McCabe to participate in the investigation of Hillary's email scandal.


And just when you thought McCabe's issues couldn't get much worse, Circa notes that the Justice Department Inspector General is also investigating allegations from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley that McCabe may not have properly disclosed campaign payments to his wife on his ethics report.

You may be good but you're no Clinton, Mr. McCabe.

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grunk's picture

He's obviously a white supremecist.

vato poco's picture

burn it all down and start from scratch

political_proxy's picture

Indeed. End the Fed, er, FBI - end them all!


jcaz's picture

....Killed in mysterious car "accident" in 3...2...1.....

FoggyWorld's picture

Way too many people now know what has been and continues to go on.

SWRichmond's picture

McAuliffe is in competition for the honor of most corrupt Virginia governor ever.

TeamDepends's picture

MacAuliffe is behind the Charlottesville false flag.  Hang 'im high!

chunga's picture

No shit, this Judicial Watch outfit is better than the entire DOJ. Hello Trump you fraudulent moron maverick outsider swamp drainer. The (((mayor)) in chartlottesville is also butt buddies with Podesta.

I believe this Sessions banana was threatened big time by deep state or whatever they're called, and that's why he's out to lunch on literally everything concerning law and law enforcement, except civil forfeiture, military weapons for cops and pot smoking???

The frauds in congress are aware of all of this yet do nothing. It's preposterous.

FoggyWorld's picture

Ditto George Webb.  Never seen anything like what he does on Youtube to dig out the truth.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Another unanswered question-- how much of that $ was actually spent on the 'campaign', and what happened to all the $ that was left over?  That's your payoff.

DocBerg's picture

All statues of him must be removed!


chubbar's picture

This fucker is as crooked as Comey and now it becomes clear why the special counsel was appointed. It was to make sure he couldn't get replaced by Trump. We still have a "comey" running the FBI and he can't be removed until the special counsel is done with his witch hunt, which will be the end of Trumps term. Don't count on another FBI Chief to be approved anytime soon unless they are part of the deep state. How crooked is this gov't? Unfucking real.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Absolute, complete, open in your Face

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

Let Justice Prevail or the Heavens Fall.

StarGate's picture

OSC - govt (Office of Special Counsel) is a dead file.

It seems that internal complaints about fed misbehavior are submitted; Lays in a paper pile until just before the time for "investigating" expires; then someone in OSC says "how do we get rid of this complaint?"
Then it seems they probably go down the list of standard complaint rejection statements, choose one and send it back to the complainant.
Close the file.

Have read hundreds of these cases.

northern vigor's picture

Wake me up if someone finally goes to jail.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


junction's picture

The closest anyone came to being jailed was Salt Lake City nurse Alex Wubbels, for being uppity with a cop who then arrested her on July 26.  An arrest the press totally ignored until Wubbels lawyered up.  Like Danik is doing now.

deoldefarte's picture

those three would look good in orange  coveralls...

Anderson Coopers Gerbil's picture

Please someone wake up Joltin Jeff Sessions

CHoward's picture

Great - excellent news. 

MoreFreedom's picture

Isn't it interesting all the ethical issues and all sorts of illegality on those involved with the Clintons such as McCabe and Anthony Weiner? 

James Comey is looking more and more corrupt as well.   I really applaud, and contribute to, Judicial Watch.  They are doing the job that the media should be doing, because of corruption in government.  But unfortunately, the media has become politicized as well. Please quit watching or clicking on CNN, ABC, CBS, Washington Post and the NYT.  It's time for their political businesses, to go out of business.

garcam123's picture

I'm sending them some money........anybody else here amoung the millionawannabes?

Every day I wait to today the day?  I have had what I consider a magnificent run and I'm so sick of the slimy shit life has become......Fuck you life....I'm watchin the new hurricane.....maybe KARMA MOTHERFUCKER X's 2 BITCH! 

Karma has goverened my life.....i live in peace.....i welcome the return to the stars.....this shit sucks,,,,, FUCK YOU AMERIKA, YOU are NOT my America! THE WORLD CRYS FOR YOUR DESTRUCTION!!!! so do MILLIONS of AMERICANS MOTHERFUCKER!

Ajax-1's picture

It warms my heart to think that is at least one honest former or acting FBI agent still around.

political_proxy's picture

too much arkancide goin'round for any triffle like this to come to fruition

esum's picture


a third rate keystone cop wanna be intel op..... against us cits...

hey just ask the people hurt in the boston bomber fbi blowback intel failure op...


ask mueller about the 9/11 coverup

ask the people blown up in OK city ,which the FBI knew about in advance.... just like WTC '93 and 9/11...





Herr Deux's picture

Let's not forget Mccabe's cover-up of the  Imran Awan spy ring, or the FBI cover-up of Seth Rich's murder evidence.

Waterboard the fucker.

currency's picture

Another Clinton STOOOOGE with DIRTY HANDS and $$$$ stuffed in brief cases. $5000000 that we know of????

earleflorida's picture

classic: "you may be good, but your no clinton, mr mccabe"

ZH/TD  :-))

Herr Deux's picture

I eagerly await George Webb convening a grand jury to air out all this criminality.

Time for some real justice.

FoggyWorld's picture

He certainly has done 99 percent of the investigation work.

TheMexican's picture

I am really skeptical that anything will happen. Forgive me.

Herr Deux's picture

Why isn't the prosecution asking WHY Imran Awan has 11 aliases, or why he had all of that secure government IT equipment sent to his house, or why he was running a car dealership selling stolen vehicles from Alpha Jollah?   

Steve Wasserman "It's a nothing burger."

Waterboard Steve, too!

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Imran Awan hasn't been charged with the things we all think he will ultimately be charged with.  He's being held on these lesser charges and is forced to wear an ankle bracelet with a judge soon to decide whether he can go without the bracelet because he needs to drive an Uber.  (Uber has no record of him).

If the judge is threatened or paid off, he will then grant his request and he will slip out of the country.

If this scenario plays out, it would not suprise me.

esum's picture



and what do we have to wait for to get rid of MUELLER ...  

crooked lying coverup scumbag.... qualification to be a top level FBI .... crook/fbi ..... what's the difference..... one gets a pension and a multimillion dollar job after or before office.... 

Herr Deux's picture

Probably just a coincidence that Steve DOJ Wasserman is related to Imran's steadfast employer, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Herr Deux's picture

And why, to this day, does Zero Hedge seem to avoid mentioning George Webb, or all that he has pieced together during his 10 months of youtube videos?

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Thank you, Mr. Jeffrey Danik.

Herr Deux's picture

George Webb personally filed two motions at IMran Awan's hearing on Friday in an effort to introduce the mountain of criminal evidence regarding Awan and his co-conspirators. Isn't that fuckin' news worthy, Tylers? Or, are you too busy getting your gatekeeper stipends from the CIA to discuss that?

Reaper's picture

The mole, Sessions, has the power to release the documents without any court action.

Dr. Acula's picture

>The mole, Sessions

False. Moles hide in the muck and may be blind, but unlike Sessions, they are usually concious.

Herr Deux's picture

Yo! Tylers! Give George Webb some fucking print space. It's been nearly a year. I'm starting to wonder where your priorities lie.

Do an interview, ask him for an article. Something for chrissakes.

For fuck's sake, even the NYT and CNN have said his name or interviewed him, albeit disingenously.

Heywood Jablomi's picture

well, he just signed his death warrant

NoWayJose's picture

Nah - the hard disk will be lost, backups will be overwritten, the great tedacting pen will hide anything bad, and BleachBit will be used again.

loveyajimbo's picture

Jeeze, I think we are totally fucked.  Both the FBI and CIA are corrupt to their bones... Trump failing to fire all the blatantly corrupt swine, including McCabe, Mueller, McMaster, Cohn and assorted other maggots, proves he is someone's puppet.

Sessions is appallingly incompetent... or corrupt, those are the ONLY two choices.  There are a gaggle of Obama admin crooks that need indictment, prosecution and crucifixion: Hillary, Lynch, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Holder, Shulman, Rhodes, Power, Kockasukkin, Rice, etc, etc...  but zero action on any of these malignant traitor shitbags...   WTF?!?!!?

THORAX's picture

The deep state shit heads want us to feel powerless because we have all the power! :)

otschelnik's picture

DOJ has pending:

- House of Rep referal for special prosecutor to investigate 14 points including FBI/DOJ/DNC collusion on Hillary server investigation, Clinton Foundation possible illegal international dealings while Hillary sec. of state, unmasking of Trump campaign by Susan Rice / Samantha Powers / Ben Rhodes, FBI immunity deals to material witnesses (Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, etc.), Ukraine/DNC collusion which targetted Paul Manafort, then campaign chairman for DJT...,

- Fusion GPS funding for the 'golden shower' dossier,

- Antifa funding from Soros, 

- Jill McCabe's funding from Gov. McAuliffe's PAC and McCabe's campaigning for wife in violation of Logan Act.

Let's go Jeff, get a!



pfwed's picture

Ever heard William Benney interviewed? .. ex technical head of NSA? .... *brilliant* man and whistleblower who tried to save NSA but was swat teamed in the middle of the night and lucky to get out with out going to prison. He and a couple others who tried to go legit whistleblower channels were the reason Snowden decided to take the route he did. He's got some interesting things to say.


It's DEFINITLY all over but for the "shout" of the Lord's trumpets!



TheLastTrump's picture

Thank you, "retired special agent Jeffrey Danik"


Restoring integrity to the FBI one man at a time.