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

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."


Buckaroo Banzai TeamDepends Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:56 Permalink

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.

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JSBach1 Internet-is-Beast Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:59 Permalink

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!!!

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Theosebes Goodfellow JSBach1 Wed, 11/22/2017 - 03:25 Permalink

~"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.

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Withdrawn Sanction God Emperor Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:16 Permalink

"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.

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nmewn A Sentinel Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:00 Permalink

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.

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Withdrawn Sanction nmewn Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:21 Permalink

...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.

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HardlyZero house biscuit Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:07 Permalink

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.

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JSBach1 Buckaroo Banzai Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:18 Permalink

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!!!

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SoDamnMad sauldaddy Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:27 Permalink

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. 

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jeff montanye bpj Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:44 Permalink

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.

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