"Comey Has No Issue With It": Judicial Watch Dumps Explosive New FBI Emails From McCabe's Conflict Review

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Judicial Watch has just dumped a new treasure trove of FBI emails regarding Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's conflict check relative to the Clinton email investigation (for those who missed it, we reviewed all of McCabe's many scandals here: "FBI Director McCabe Subject Of Three Separate Federal Inquiries Into Alleged Misconduct: Report").   Ironically, this particular FOIA request was filed in October 2016 under the Obama administration but they apparently just "didn't have time" to get to it.

Judicial Watch today released 79 pages of Justice Department documents concerning ethics issues related to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s involvement with his wife’s political campaign. The documents include an email showing Mrs. McCabe was recruited for a Virginia state senate race in February 2015 by then-Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam’s office.


The news that Clinton used a private email server broke five days later, on March 2, 2015. Five days after that, former Clinton Foundation board member and Democrat party fundraiser, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, met with the McCabes. She announced her candidacy on March 12. Soon afterward, Clinton/McAuliffe-aligned political groups donated nearly $700,000 (40% of the campaign’s total funds) to McCabe’s wife for her campaign.


Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a July 24, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department failed to respond to an October 24, 2016, FOIA request

Among other things, the new FOIA dump reveals a panicked FBI's efforts to enlist the support of an army of lawyers and public relations personnel to deal with the original Wall Street Journal article (see: "Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official’s Wife") that first revealed McCabe's ties to the Clintons and his simultaneous oversight of the Clinton email investigation. 

But perhaps none of the newly revealed emails from Judicial Watch today are more important than the following one in which McCabe describes how FBI Director Comey was breifed on his ties to the Clintons just days before his wife announced her Senate bid (and subsequently received roughly $700,000 in political donations for Clinton-friendly PACs) and then confirmed that he "has no issue with it."

An October 23, 2016, email shows McCabe running the response effort to a Wall Street Journal article that was published that day, titled “Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official’s Wife.” McCabe provides Michael Kortan, the assistant director of Public Affairs, his version of a timeline of events surrounding the Clinton investigation and his wife’s campaign. McCabe said he contacted then-FBI Chief of Staff Chuck Roseburg about Jill McCabe’s candidacy and was told that “the D [Comey] has no issue with it.” (Judicial Watch earlier this month released documents showing that McCabe finally did recuse himself from the Clinton investigation only a week before last year’s presidential election.)


Internally, the Wall Street Journal article started a flurry of emails among Mrs. McCabe’s campaign, Kortan, Director McCabe, and the FBI’s General Counsel. Part of that exchange is an email from McCabe to someone in the General Counsel’s Office: “Sucks pretty much. Buckle in. It’s going to get rough.” The colleague responds, “I know. It’s awful. I shouldn’t be shocked by now, but I really am appalled.” McCabe also forwarded the article to Comey who responded, “Copy.”


On October 24, 2016, a memo was sent to all Special Agents in Charge, Assistant Directors, Executive Directors and the General Counsel’s Office regarding the Wall Street Journal article discussing campaign activities concerning Mrs. McCabe. Kortan suggested that questions could be referred to his office and he attached an “Overview of Deputy Director McCabe’s Recusal Related To Dr. McCabe’s Campaign for Political Office.” The Overview itself was previously reported by Judicial Watch.

Meanwhile, the documents also show repeated use of the official FBI email system in connection with Mrs. McCabe’s political campaign.

On March 13, 2015, Mrs. McCabe emails to her husband’s official FBI email account a draft press release announcing her run for state Senate.


In August 2015, McCabe uses his official FBI email account to advise a redacted recipient to visit his wife’s campaign website: “Jill has been busy as hell since she decided to run for VA state senate (long story). Check her out on Facebook as Dr. Jill McCabe for Senate.”


On November 2, 2015, Mrs. McCabe forwards an email to her husband – then the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Office – that accuses her opponent of extorting local businessmen. The email was sent to her husband’s official FBI account.

In summarizing these latest revelations, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said "these new documents show that the FBI leadership was politicized and compromised in its handling of the Clinton email investigation...it's well past time for a do-over on the Clinton emails that requires a new, honest criminal investigation of her misconduct."

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junction's picture

Just fire McCabe and be done with him, Trump.

espirit's picture

These pukes got nothing to say that we want to hear.


nope-1004's picture

Clintons are a criminal family.  Lamp post please!  Let's live stream it too.

Prison at the least.


philipat's picture

Fire Sessions also. If he's going to either recuse himself or not show up on any fucking issue, what's the point?

European American's picture

Harry S Truman: "No man can get rich in politics unless he's a crook. It cannot be done"

Hillary Clinton Net Worth: $110,000,000.00

Susan Rice Net Worth: $50,000,000.00

Harry Reid Net Worth: $10,000,000

The Clintons, Susan Rice and Harry Reid have all made their fortunes while public servants.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Holy shit. McCabe is the key to everything, he is the linchpin that connects the (((CIA/Mossad)))--and by extension, the Clinton Crime Family and the Bush Crime Family-- with the FBI via the (((JTTF))). He stands at the nexus of the legitimate parts of the Federal Government, and the criminal parts.

If they can roll up McCabe, they can blow this thing wide open.

If I was Andrew McCabe, I'd make sure my affairs were in order and my life insurance was fully paid up.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

There has never been a case where someone was going to testify against the Clintons and lived long enough to do so.

nmewn's picture

Ron Brown & Klaus Eberwein.

Loose ends, dontcha know ;-)

God Emperor's picture

Aaand DOJ will do nothing.

Welcome folks.. the Swamp is better looking than ever.

Internet-is-Beast's picture

Clinton net worth $110 million? Check out Charles Ortel being interviewed by Lionel Nation on YT. More likely, Hillary Clinton is the richest woman in the world.

JSBach1's picture

This Left vs Right bullshit is nothing more than a smokescreen from the real perpetrators looting our "Treasury", fostering perpetual conflict between each other, and inducing emotional reprisals amongst the masses (they secretly laugh in your face by your continued ability to be hood-winked) -- created by the deceivers within our ranks and groomed for such an undertaking!!!

These individuals have zero morality, empathy, or regard for our collective advancement, beyond their superficial and self-centered interests!!!

Get that through your thick skull -- to those who continually fall for this outright lie -- and you'll be better prepared for what follows...

it's your choice!!!

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"Soon afterward, Clinton/McAuliffe-aligned political groups donated nearly $700,000 (40% of the campaign’s total funds) to McCabe’s wife for her campaign."~

Had it not been for Trump getting elected, they would have gotten away with it. And Hillary still goes around blaming others for her loss.

Would someone please nudge Grandpa Sessions awake? The AG seems to be asleep at the switch.

shitshitshit's picture

that my friend, is what is called chutzpah, as in papa chutz


devnickle's picture

Yep, fake opponents. "Just look like you're actually doing something" wink, wink. ;);) It's a big club, and you ain't in it.....

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

"Aaand DOJ will do nothing."

Voluntarily? Evidently not, but notice this whole mess is unraveling b/c of Judicial Watch and the internet. IOW, private organization and individuals are pursuing these pukes relentlessly.

The cynicism of the nothing-will-happen crowd is well-founded, based on years of, well, nothing happening. It goes back to 54 years ago today at least, when elBJ orchestrated a plot to assassinate JFK that included the then-FBI director, former CIA director, and various other hangers-on like the TX oil boys. No credible adult believes the Warren Commission whitewash anymore.

The thing is, truth DOES eventually come out. This is not b/c of the epistemological aspect of truth, but b/c of its ontological aspect. That is, truth IS an attribute of reality. That's what truth is: a statement either accords w/reality (i.e., is true), or it doesn't. And while a person can deny reality, they cannot indefinitely deny the consequences of denying reality.

To return to the present day, a corrupt process continues, until it suddenly doesn't. And so the cynics will continue to be right until, suddenly, they're not any longer.

y3maxx's picture

Bill and Hilary should be sentenced to share a basement bachelor suite, w/ small pation.... for Life.

A Sentinel's picture

It was just heartbreaking when we lost Ron Brown.

nmewn's picture

Yeah, I mean, what are the odds of any cabinet level official being killed in office (not dying in office, violent death-type killed in office), it has to be astronomical, worse than playing the lottery...moar specifically, when was the last time a Commerce Secretary was killed in office? 

And the Haitian dude (Klaus) suicided, a bullet to the head just like Vince Foster. Seth Rich, just a random street shooting, of all the people strolling around...its Seth Rich?

The body count is staggering when you think about it.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

...Or John Ashe (former UN official) who died b/c this beast of a man dropped a barbell on his throat, crushing his windpipe. Yeah, sure he did

...Or Kathleen Willey's husband...or 40+ more times certain "inconvenient" people met statistically untimely demises just before they were to cause trouble for the Clinton-Bush Crime Syndicate.

TheReplacement's picture

That's nothing.  500K Iraqi kids...

house biscuit's picture

In McCabe's case, either outcome is acceptable

HardlyZero's picture

I'd be OK with "lock-in" house arrest all for life.

That would put the public safety first, and correct many issues.

Oh, and only one bedroom where they must both sleep at night, being a "married" couple.

And no visitors, vacations, or errands.

24/7 with only the two and perhaps a watcher.


This could get really interesting now.

Getting real.

SoDamnMad's picture

Have the Marines snatch him up and have him on a flight to Gitmo.

TheLastTrump's picture


Dolar in a vortex's picture

Why not call on Allah or Moohamutt for your cursing?

fajensen's picture

Street Rules: One calls for someone who can get something Done!

TheReplacement's picture

I had that argument with someone recently.  The fact is, people are not afraid to offend christians because of their very nature.  They are afraid of muslims and pretty much all other religions too.

Mohammedonastick, allahfuckingpussies is what they are in my opinion.

freedommusic's picture

> If they can roll up McCabe, they can blow this thing wide open.

Fuse it lit...


JSBach1's picture

How many [countless] times did we here, I amongst the the few here, have posted our vociferous rebuke against the litany of circumstantial evidence pointing to his nefarious (most certainly induced and choreographed by his secret handlers) activity whilst protecting the hand-that-feeds-him (euphemism)???

Folks wake the fuck up!!!...the real enemy is at the gates, having clandestinely exited the Trojan Horse!!!

Crazy Or Not's picture

I have no issue with Hillary and her whole cabal being strung up from the nearest streetlamp.

how_this_stuff_works's picture

"What is Seth Rich worth?"

He was priceless.

BidnessMan's picture

I get so tired of hearing all the sanctimonious claims about the sacrifices of politicians devoting themselves to a life of "public service". 

"Public Service" has become the biggest trough in the pigpen for out of control hyprocrite egos.  

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Elected office is now the number one career path for getting rich in America, and has been for some time now. Unlike any other profession in America, you are literally guaranteed to get wealthy via elected office, assuming you can keep getting elected of course.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

"Comey Has No Issue With It": Judicial Watch Dumps Explosive New FBI Emails From McCabe's Conflict Review

My response: Another day and more exposed EVIL and CORRUPTION. America is a very spiritually sick nation in need of a reformation.

drendebe10's picture

Not America... The gawdam fukn gubmint & all the elected corrupt turds & bureaucrat parasites. Fukemall

A Sentinel's picture

When you can write laws to exempt yourself from insider trading and you have loads of access to inside info, it’s hard not to make a buck here or there.

Obviously, that’s not the only obscene patristic perk, but it’s one of the least fathomable (to me.)

sauldaddy's picture

DUhh who spends a billion dollars on a election to get a job that pays 250,000 a year. Hello??? Mcfly????

SoDamnMad's picture

Of course it isn't your billion dollars, it's the lobbyists who will expect to RAPE I mean reap (I always misarrange those letters, sorry) the rewards for such spending. The candidate does get a cut but not as much as say the CEO of Mylan when she jacks up the price of the Epipen a couple hundred percent and the government gives her a national school purchase order for them. 

devnickle's picture

And only someone bought and paid for would be given a billion to run for office. It's baked into the cake.

RAT005's picture

A Do-Over, I like the sound of that!!!!!  2nd time's the charm Billary Bitch!!

Better ToGetHer!!

Offthebeach's picture

Harry hit ten mill thirty years ago.  Heck, slow witted, Fatso "Coach" Hastert, had no problems paying millions to his pillowbitting boytoys.

jin187's picture

Reid is only worth 10 mil? That's surprising, since Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein are at that Clinton level. He might be the poorest person to ever lead the senate, and thus the least crooked by this measure.

DeadFred's picture

Q says the operation is under way. Let's give a them a week or two more.

bpj's picture

Giuliani sure looks good, dig up and reanimate 


jeff montanye's picture

william k black is actually honest and has indicted banksters before.  and convicted them.

i hope there is a long game in play because if we elected trump for just what we actually see him do we wuz cheated.  the u.s. state and defense departments, on their own, are such pernicious pieces of shit.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

You know who might like to feast on these animals?

Elliot Spitzer