Nunes Furious Over McCabe No-Show: Sending Team To "Scrub" DOJ Docs; Preparing Subpoenas

House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) is not a happy man after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe bailed on his scheduled Tuesday testimony - which has been rescheduled to next Tuesday. Despite the DOJ emailing the committee as late as 7:23 pm Monday night in preparation for McCabe's testimony, the agency blamed a scheduling conflict for the no-show. Nunes told reporters that he was "extremely troubled," and that the scheduling conflict was "not really believable," though he allowed McCabe to reschedule without issuing any subpoenas. 


Devin Nunes, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr

"The security director for the FBI sent over [Monday] night at 7:23 the security clearance for Mr. McCabe," said Nunes, adding, "so it seems like everyone in the building over there ... knew that Mr. McCabe was supposed to be here today. But they're blaming a scheduling snafu ... It would be a high level of incompetence for people that are normally pretty smart."

Nunes warned that McCabe's next no-show would result in subpoenas and a possible contempt charge: 

"We have a commitment, again, that McCabe is going to show up next Tuesday [Dec. 19] at 2:00," said Nunes, adding "so we will be following up with letters ... if none of that is followed up with, then we will move forward with contempt and we will issue additional subpoenas." Nunes is also sending investigators to the DOJ Thursday to do a "scrub" of documents the agency has failed to provide. 

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweets: 

McCabe was expected to answer questions Tuesday about the role of FBI investigator Peter Strzok in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team after it was learned that he had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with a fellow FBI investigator with whom Strzok was having an extramarital affair. Strzok is considered a key figure in the series of events concerning the 'Trump-Russia' dossier, which the FBI relied on to launch a counterintelligence investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 

"Something more sinister"

As we reported yesterday, many believe McCabe's cancellation had to do with a Monday night report by Fox News revealing that recently demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS - the firm behind the Trump-Russia dossier. It was also later uncovered by internet sleuths that Nellie Ohr represented the CIA's "Open Source Works" group at a 2010 working group on organized crime, which she participated in along with her husband Bruce and Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS

House investigators also determined that Bruce Ohr met with former MI6 spy Christopher Steele, and shortly after the 2016 election met with Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS who commissioned Steele to create the dossier. 

Perhaps adding to McCabe's decision not to testify Tuesday was a disturbing report by The Hill last week that Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) interviewed a retired FBI supervisor who said McCabe instructed him not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism while distributing the FBI's findings to the larger intelligence community - despite knowing it was terrorism

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

DeSantis posed to 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."

Clearly the House Intel Committee has a lot of questions for Deputy Director McCabe, which, if necessary, Devin Nunes will compel via subpoenas as early as next Tuesday. 

Comments

NoDebt Shitonya Serfs Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:11 Permalink

"Nunes warned that McCabe's next no-show would result in subpoenas and a possible contempt charge:"His NEXT no-show??  Oh, boys and girls, you are being threated to a rare performance of Kabuki Theatre here.  These fuckers aren't going to do DICK about this situation.  There is no seriousness or urgency here at all.  This is just to make it look like they're going to do something about the situation.  NOTHING WILL COME OF THIS.  

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NoDebt NoDebt Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:18 Permalink

I can't wait until the next part of this where McCabe says with little doe-eyes "Oh, I was supposed to preserve those emails?  They were deleted in accordance with our normal 6 month email retention policy.  We're looking for the backup copies but.... they seem to have gone missing.  We'll let you know if we find them."This is the Lois Lerner IRS thing all over again.  

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Calculus99 Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:03 Permalink

Looks like many people are tying themselves into knots. As for the incompetence, don't bet against it. Remember Die Hard when the FBI were bought in and fucked it all up (the bad guy just sat back knowing that their incompetence would show). That wasn't based on fantasy...

chunga SoDamnMad Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:23 Permalink

My attention span on following the reds futile pursuit of the clinton crime family maxed out at ~ 30 years.That's a big reason why the reds are gonna get Moored. Add to that repeal, simple taxes, unanimous sanction votes, big beautiful walls, Ryan, McCain, Graham, McConnell, Sessions, Afghanistan, Syria so on so forth.

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loves the truth Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:05 Permalink

Hey what do you expect? Satan is the ruler of this world, for now and not for long.1 John 5:19 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.John 14:30 I will not speak with you much more, for the ruler of the world+ is coming, and he has no hold on meLuke 4:5 So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time.+ the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and their glory, because it has been handed over to me,+ (((and I give it to whomever I wish. )) If you, therefore, do an act of worship before me, it will all be yours.” In reply Jesus said to him: “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah* your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’”+

loves the truth Bendromeda Strain Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:33 Permalink

No, Lying is. Just about everything is a Lie. 8:44 John You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father.+ That one was a murderer when he began,*+ and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie. Titus 1:2and is based on a hope of the everlasting life+ that (((God, who cannot lie,)))+ promised long ago;  Rev 22:15  Outside are the dogs* and those who practice spiritism and those who are sexually immoral* and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices lying.’

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OCnStiggs Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:09 Permalink

Trump and crew had better start siezing the initiative and standing up a functional portion of the FBI and DOJ in order to start processing crimes and getting convictions or the MSM will turn the tables using an ignorant populace and he'll be history. The Progressive Liberals committed these crimes. They certainly will not investigate nor prosecute when they regain power.The window of opportunity will not remain open for much longer. The Deep State is threatened and in defensive mode. Put the stake in their heart while you can. That will get the public on your side and ensure success.

sister tika Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:14 Permalink

Agent McCabe is busy right now chasing down medical marijuana abusers and Langley parking-lot violations. He'll get back witcha in a few weeks, Mr. Nunes.