FBI Deputy Director McCabe Told Agents To Lie About Benghazi Investigation, Says GOP Lawmaker

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GOP lawmakers have come forward with new allegations of political bias or interference at the FBI - this time involving the 2012 Benghazi attack. John Solomon of The Hill reports tht Rep. Ron Desantis (R-FL) recently interviewed a retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing the FBI's findings to the larger intelligence community - despite knowing exactly who conducted the attack. 

The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information had already been briefed to President Obama, the lawmaker said. -The Hill

After the September 11, 2012 attack against U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration peddled a lie, telling the public that the attack was related to Muslims who had become enraged at an anti-Islam YouTube video, and not a planned act of terrorism - despite Hillary Clinton emailing Chelsea Clinton from her unsecure @clintonemail.com server the night of the attack to say exactly that.

Chelsea - using the pseudonym "Diane Reyonds" probably didn't have the clearance to receive classified intelligence from her mother, the Secretary of State.

"Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an Al Queda-like group: The Ambassador, whom I handpicked and a young communications officer on temporary duty w a wife and two young children. Very hard day and I fear more of the same tomorrow." -Hillary Clinton to Chelsea Clinton

Wikileaks Clinton Email Archive #12136

And we now know FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied for the Obma administration in a clear, partisan violation of the FBI's mandate to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States," not "lie for the President so as not to offend Islam." 

As Rep. DeSantis told The Hill: 

"What operational reason would there be to issue an edict to agents telling them, in the face of virtually conclusive evidence to the contrary, not to categorize the Benghazi attack as a result of terrorism? By placing the interests of the Obama administration over the public's interests, the order is yet another data point highlighting the politicization of the FBI."

DeSantis and other GOP lawmakers say they plan to question FBI Director Christopher Wray at a Thursday hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee about claims of growing concern among certain FBI supervisors over political bias clouding decisions at the highest levels of the agency. 

The case against the FBI for overt political bias couldn't be more clear. Over the last week we've learned of veteran FBI investigator Peter Strzok's dismissal for texting his mistress anti-Trump messages, which the DOJ is handing over to the House Intelligence Committee. We also learned yesterday that a second prosecutor on Robert Mueller's Special Counsel, Andrew Weissmann, praised then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to defend President Trump's travel ban

Fox News reports:

A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe praised then-acting attorney general Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban.


The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, I am so proud.


He continued, And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.


Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the new Weissmann document an astonishing and disturbing find.

"The data points we have regarding politicization are damning enough but appear all the more problematic when viewed against the backdrop of investigations whose ferocity seemed to depend on the target: the Clinton case was investigated with an eye towards how to exonerate her and her associates, while the Russia investigation is being conducted using scorched earth tactics that seek to find anything to use against Trump associates," DeSantis told The Hill.

DeSantis also said his FBI source pointed to an incident after Trump's National Security Advisor Mike Flynn resigned over lying to Vice President Mike Pence over his contacts with Russia's ambassador. An FBI executive is said to have made an inappropriate comment during a video teleconference indicating that the agency had a personal motive in investigating Flynn and ruining his career

"The wildly divergent ways these investigations have been conducted appear to dovetail with the political bias that has been uncovered," DeSantis said.

In response to the overt political bias at the FBI, the Inspector General's office (OIG) has launched an investigation into Strzok and other officials connected to both the Clinton email investigation as well as the Trump-Russia investigation. Agent Peter Strzok who was removed for anti-Trump text messages ran both investigations, the latter Trump-Russia having been taking over by Robert Mueller's probe which he was recently kicked off of. 

Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, meanwhile, is directly under investigation by the OIG for potentially violating the Hatch Act or engaged in ethical conflicts pertaining to his wife's run for the Virginia senate in 2015 as a Democrat. She received $700,000 in campaign contributions tied to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) - an ally of Hillary Clinton who was under FBI investigation at the time. The Hill reports that records show McCabe attended a March 2015 meeting with McAuliffe designed to secure the governor's support of Jill McCabe's candidacy. 

Potential Hatch Act violation

As The Hill concludes:

McCabe has said he sought FBI legal advice on how to deal with his wife's campaign. He nonetheless presided over the Clinton email case until just a few days before it was closed, when he unexpectedly recused himself.

Multiple Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they believe the email case was tainted by political favoritism and special treatment for the 2016 Democratic nominee and planned to press Wray about their concerns.

"We are here today calling for an investigation into FBI systems and procedures that have allowed special treatment and bias to run rampant," Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said. "The law demands equal treatment for all, not 'special' treatment for some. There is a clear and consistent pattern of treating the Clinton investigation differently than other investigations."

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1835jackson's picture

Bitcoin is going to $12.4 Million per coin by 2019- Mark it!

overbet's picture

FBI went through all these emails in a day or two. Nothing to see here.

IH8OBAMA's picture


I'm waiting!  When do these mfers start to swing from a tree?  McCabe, Comey, Hillary, Obama, Podesta, Lynch, Holder, et al.?


nmewn's picture

lol...gawd, they're being surrounded & picked off by dirty-faced, dressed in rags le deplorables like British troops trying to march through a swamp.

How appropriate  ;-)

bamawatson's picture

this appeared amongst unsealed drug indictments - Kaitlin McCabe, 19 of Woodbridge, Virginia -- Possession and unlawful transfer of a firearm -- hmm

anyone out there know who this is ?

Chupacabra-322's picture

Comey's a Criminal accessory.

Much satisfaction knowing that Comey probably won't sleep tonight or ever again for that matter.

Not long now before the Clinton "Wet Work" Minions get to him.

Honerable mention "Wet Work" Susan Rice. As Comey can no longer protect her much less himself.


Where's Anthony's Lap Tap?
What was in it James?


Why aren't you investigating the Awan brothers?

Where are the Awan brothers Andrew?

Andrew, Why aren't you investigating Criminal at large Debbie Wasserman Shultz & the IT Awan brothers working for her?


Because your a Criminal Accessory too.

Absolute, complete, open in your Face Criminal

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

No Time for Fishing's picture

Wouldn't fired with advice to hire an attorney be more appropriate?

bigkahuna's picture

This is what the fbi director said about the fbi:

FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agency Thursday in his first public appearance since President Donald Trump said the bureau is "in tatters."

Wray told the House Judiciary Committee his agents work hard "protecting the American people and upholding the rule of law in all 50 states and in about 80 countries around the world." What a crock of shit. These fuckers pretend to enforce the law. They only go after the little people. If one of their own pedo puppets is in trouble, well, they get a pass for "ignorance". Fuck off FBI!  Get a spine and do your job!!!!
nmewn's picture

Jordan raked his ass over the coals...


"...but my hunch is, it has something to do with the dossier..."...yeah? Geez, ya think?...lol.

Bigly's picture

I am starting to hear a slight sucking sound as parts of the swamp seem to be dislodging a bit

bigkahuna's picture

that was a pretty intense interview

Hopefully the fbi, being caught in political subversion as it seems here - will be held to account and many get their due perp walk.

They need to clean it up if they want any credibility - drain the swamp!!!

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

And where the hell is Jeff Sessions? Where's the special prosecutor to look into Uranium One, the FBI and Benghazi? What about one for the IRS's Lois Lerner? The shit's so thick you could get your hand coated by just waving it in the air.

847328_3527's picture

Post a large picture of McCabe so we all know who he is....and Enemy of the American People.


His home address would be nice also as well as his private telephone number and email.

FoggyWorld's picture

And the names of any children given the news above.

Ajax-1's picture

Perhaps we should have Jeff Sessions portrait on milk cartons. Perhaps he has been abducted. Where the hell is he?

Dolar in a vortex's picture

If I was McCabe, I'd be on a flight to Belize this afternoon, before Sessions has an accidental surge in testosterone, coming off the end of Trump's shoe.

FoggyWorld's picture

Sessions is sleeping and Do Not Disturb.  He does run the risk though of dying in his sleep and no one will find him for weeks.

FoggyWorld's picture

Sessions is sleeping and Do Not Disturb.  He does run the risk though of dying in his sleep and no one will find him for weeks.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

FBI Deputy Director McCabe Told Agents To Lie About Benghazi Investigation, Says GOP Lawmaker

My response: The layers just keep getting rolled back on the "ONION" of EVIL and CORRUPTION.

Washington DC and the IC have a cancer that is malignant and beyond hope. Time to start over.

bobdog54's picture

Totally agree - let’s start over but with term limits, no lobbying and nothing but but small anonymous political donations.

Arnold's picture

Kaitlin McCabe, 19


Possession and Unlawful Transfer of a Firearm


Ghost who Walks's picture

Age does not match Jill McCabe's children.

bardot63's picture

I have dealt all my life with dirty cops.  Cops on the take.  Cops planting evidence.  Cops pushing dope.  Cops lying on the witness stand.  Cops committing every crime possible, including murder.

I am not suprised at all that we have cops who are filthy, cocksucking traitors to this country. 

BlindMonkey's picture

Fuck the Police.


This is what happens when you call the cops-Rob Hustle



Chuck Walla's picture

Why didn't you leave New Orleans?

Omen IV's picture

Yes The Criminals known as Clinton - Capo de Tutto


but I want  - McCabe / Comey / Mueller - who are the center of the "manipulation"


in JAIL for 20 years

swamp's picture

No time soon if queen bitch Sessions remains seated.

UndergroundPost's picture

FBI = Fibbing Bureau of Investigation

shankster's picture

between brunch and dinner time on a Friday and found nothing

Opulence I Has It's picture

Duh, that's totally reasonable.  Haven't you heard of keyword searches?  They just looked for the following phrases:

My criminal activity

I'm guilty

The body is located at

Our conspiracy to commit espionage

Admission of wrongdoing

Please send your bribe to

Written summary of the illegal plot


When those phrases were not found, the FBI was convinced that no criminality occured.  Case closed, and case staying closed, because they gave immunity to everyone who could have un-closed it.

Killtruck's picture

These guys should be hanged upside down from a gas station and beaten with shoes like Ole' Whatshisface and his ladyfriend.

Moe Howard's picture

and it should be broadcast as a PPV toward the national debt.

Jim in MN's picture

Corruption is at the core of it all.  Illegitimate authority can only survive by force.  Tolerating corruption and lawlessness at the top erodes the legitimacy of the entire edifice.

Just one more reason there will be civil war if Trump is removed.  Like him or not, this is our last peaceful chance for change. 

May God Bless Our Fair Republic

BullyBearish's picture

Just one more reason there will be civil war if netanyahu is removed...



house biscuit's picture

Guess that'll teach you to get in the way of the peanut drama club's impotent revenge fantasies.....

So +1 for being a stick in the mud

redmudhooch's picture

All of our govt. is corrupt beyond repair, DC down to the local level in lots of places.

Everyone in DC belongs in prison. Treason, war crimes, crimes against humanity, pretty much every crime known to man.

The Devil himself is running our govt. teaching in the schools, controlling the money.

I had no idea it could be so fucking bad until I started doing my own research.

Our spook run MIC friendly media all deserve the gulag too. Sad!

nmewn's picture

aka Dianne Reynolds. 

Receiving classified information...it just gets better all the time  ;-)

Gen. Ripper's picture

Anyone without a D in front of their name

Hikikomori's picture

The same folks who were hung for murdering Vicki Weaver.

Beowulf55's picture

I forget......how many were hung for murdering Vicki and her baby?


Oh,,,that's right.............NONE


How many were hung or put in jail for WACO?  None...


I am starting to see a pattern here.........

aliens is here's picture

No one in DC will except the American people.

Akzed's picture

We'll find out when the umpteenthousand sealed indictments are executed.