Andrew McCabe Under Active DOJ Investigation For Sitting On Weiner Laptop Emails

The Justice Department's internal watchdog has been investigating former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for apparently sitting on emails obtained from Anthony Weiner's laptop, the Washington Post's Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian reported Tuesday (of note, Barrett was recently outed as a potential source of FBI leaks, according to text messages between FBI employees accused of political bias)

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The DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, wants to know why McCabe allegedly took little to no action for approximately three weeks on the trove of emails sent by Hillary's top aide, Huma Abedin - Weiner's wife, which were discovered during an unrelated investigation into Weiner "sexting" with an underage girl. 

The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, has been asking witnesses why FBI leadership seemed unwilling to move forward on the examination of emails found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) until late October about three weeks after first being alerted to the issue, according to these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter.

A key question of the internal investigation is whether McCabe or anyone else at the FBI wanted to avoid taking action on the laptop findings until after the Nov. 8 election, these people said. It is unclear whether the inspector general has reached any conclusions on that point. -WaPo

In late September 2016, approximately five weeks before the US election, thousands of Huma Abedin's work-related emails were found on Weiner's laptop. According to WaPo, the New York FBI office alerted FBI headquarters within days - though accounts as to the exact date vary. 

Either way, McCabe was made aware of the matter by late September or early October, as the NY field office agents wanted to discuss the issue with DC Clinton email investigators to compare notes. According to people familiar with the matter, officials at FBI headquarters requested the emails' metadata - which include the sender, recipient and timestamp.

While McCabe is said to have been involved in those discussions, accounts vary as to how much then-FBI Director James Comey knew of the situation. 

Some people involved at the time said Comey learned of the issue around the same time as McCabe. Others contend Comey did not know about it until weeks later. Senior Justice Department officials, according to several people familiar with the issue, were not notified until mid-October.

But for a period of at least three weeks, according to people involved at the time, nothing much happened a lag that has sparked the inspector generals questions. -WaPo

McCabe announced his departure from the FBI on Monday following a meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray, in which they reportedly discussed the Inspector General's investigation.

McCabe had previously announced a March retirement. Several media outlets reported that McCabe is using his remaining vacation days to go on "terminal leave" and that his official retirement from the agency won't happen until March, allowing him to collect the full pension.

Also notable is that Wray was reportedly "shocked to his core" Sunday night after viewing a four-page confidential FISA memo said to detail egregious surveillance abuses by McCabe's team. The next day, McCabe was forced to step down. 

Hannity sat down once again with journalist Sara Carter this week, whose sources say McCabe may have also instructed FBI agents to alter their "302" forms - the paperwork an agent files after interviewing someone: 

Shocked him to his core, and not only that, the Inspector General's report - I have been told tonight by a number of sources, there's indicators right now that McCabe may have asked FBI agents to actually change their 302's - those are their interviews with witnesses. So basically every time an FBI agent interviews a witness, they have to go back and file a report. 

If the reports from Sara Carter and the Washington Post's ever-connected Devlin Barrett are true, McCabe not only sat on the Weiner laptop emails related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation - but also asked FBI agents to commit crimes by altering paperwork. 

Or, as Sarah Westwood summarizes, this report suggests:

  1. McCabe tried to stall probe of Weiner laptop emails til after the election
  2. McCabe's colleagues got suspicious about the delay
  3. Comey sent 11th-hour letter that reopened the probe in order to correct for McCabe's perceived bias

Further pointing towards evidence of political bias is an October, 2016 Wall St. Journal article which reported that McCabe's wife received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from close Clinton ally, then-Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for her failed run at VA state legislature.

President Trump allegedly chided McCabe over his wife's loss during a phone call following the May 9th dismissal of ex-FBI Director Comey. According to three people who recounted the alleged incident to NBC News, Trump was so enraged by footage of Comey boarding a government airplane following his dismissal that he brought up McCabe's wife during the conversation: 

The president was silent for a moment and then turned on McCabe, suggesting he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser...

McCabe replied, "OK, Sir."

Trump then hung up the phone

An anonymous White House official disputed the account off the record, telling NBC, "this simply never happened. Any suggestion otherwise is pure fiction."

Whether or not Trump said mean things to McCabe (a conveniently timed story from the MSM), the fact remains that he is now out of a job - and purportedly the focus of Inspector General Horowitz for a variety of politically motivated crimes.

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giovanni_f BaBaBouy Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:17 Permalink

the election defeat was so surprising and the arrogance so deep and the chaos within the secret society so complete - once they got cut off from the presidential source of power they had no time and means to regroup - not even John McCain and the other traitors from the Republican party establishment aligned with the clinton mafia and the rest of the deep state pedofiles could save them.

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CuttingEdge giovanni_f Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:22 Permalink

Only found Dan Bongino's podcast site the other day - highly recommended. He lays the whole shitty conspiracy out as it comes to light, and is sharp as they come - his ex-SS inside procedural knowledge on all this FISA crap gives way more to think about than most commentators. The Perkins Coie tie-in to both Fusion GPS and Crowdstrike wasn't one I'd picked up on.

 

This take from yesterday on McCabe, and why they have 5 weeks to nail his ass is a case in point:

 

https://www.bongino.com/january-30-2018-ep-644-the-swamp-is-slowly-drai…

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shovelhead nmewn Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

Lot of "Insurance Policies" floating around in the Dimmosphere, eh?

It's almost like nobody trusts anyone in there.

Ha.

By the way...you can't obstruct what nobody is looking for in the first place. So they got that going for them.

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Twox2 Theosebes Goodfellow Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:42 Permalink

It never made any sense that Comey resurrected the Clinton email investigation so close to the election, only to exonerate her days later.  Now, a plausible explanation has emerged. 

It appears McCabe was stonewalling the investigation to prevent further damage to Clinton prior to the election.  Assuming for a moment Comey was initially unaware, but both were in the tank for Hillary, he knew he had a problem once he realized McCabe sat on the evidence.  Delaying the investigation would ultimately come back to haunt both he and McCabe, but going public could irreparably harm Hillary.  His choice:  Go public with no intention of finding her guilty of crimes, and quickly clear her to preserve the appearance of objectivity.

Now, it makes sense.  They never counted on Trump winning the election.

Oops.  They're in trouble...

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Anunnaki Twox2 Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:05 Permalink

He was playing rope a dope until Hellary won and she could quash any investigation. Now that Trump won, this explains what Hellary meant when she said we all hang from nooses.

FBI was a partisan gov't agency conspiring against a candidate and using his post election victory to have him impeached through specious Russiagate hog wash.

Treason by any other name. Obama, Susan Rice and Valerie Jarrett should get life in prison for how they used the bogus Steele dossier to finally get the FISA warrant they had been rejected on twice before.

That warrant was used to spy on Trump's campaign. Worse than Watergate.

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whosyerdaddy shovelhead Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:19 Permalink

Analysis COMPLETELY WRONG. You can obstruct what no one is looking for. Maybe they're not looking for it because you have hidden, obstructed it. I don't know what you are besides stupid and a fading member of the LOSER GENERATION, but you ain't no lawyer. From now on your posts get a 0-, letter grade LTW lower than whaleshit. Early onset dementia is painful to watch, go play with your oatmeal.

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Peterk_kk nmewn Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:44 Permalink

Apparently McCabe got his underlings to change 302s .... every investigation under his watch will be questioned .... including the investigation into Flynn and Trump etc.  And let's not forget that he acted as Director for a little while ....   Lawyers will have a field day.  Popcorn anyone?

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JethroBodien nmewn Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:26 Permalink

There is complete and utter lawlessness everywhere you turn yet no one goes to jail.  Think about the implications of that for a minute.  Everything is not as it seems.

If the shadow government can pull off 9/11 and hide the facts from the American people what is happening now is romper room.

 

 

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FoggyWorld eclectic syncretist Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:44 Permalink

He was involved in more than that and it would be helpful to find out just who reported to McCabe and what cases he worked on for say the past ten years.

He was involved in the Awan case where he set it up so that  Imran would get a slap on the wrist and that FBI chap, Rouse, who showed up in Las Vegas to supervise things also apparently reported to McCabe.  

Heaven only knows what was in McCabe's sandbox.

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chunga macholatte Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:47 Permalink

Another one is what the black hats from FBI did to keep NYPD completely silent on the matter. I figure that took them 8 days to secure.

"You can't review 650,000 emails in 8 days."

Recall, Comey went directly to congress, I believe, to announce reopening the investigation. I doubt it was his idea alone.

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GoingBig hardmedicine Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:01 Permalink

only dupes don't understand the whole Seth Rich thing was completely made up.  I don't blame you, the young guy that did it was very smart about placing the story, etc.  It is completely fabricated and made up. Its all in black and white. Nobody is covering it up. It is a non story. It was started by a Fox news reporter but condoned by the white house. Now this is the FAKE NEWS you decry....

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tunetopper hardmedicine Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:36 Permalink

I have concluded the politicians are the actors--the producers and directors are The Criminal Industrial Complex, ie. FBI, NSA, CIA, Defense Contractors, Multi-Nationals, European Black Nobility, The Crown and their tax-haven attorneys operating for the benefit of:  Panama, Canada, BVIs, Barbados, Isles of Man/Jersey/Guernsey/ Gibralter, Nether-Antillies, Seychelles, Cayman, Bermuda, and of course the off-shore insurance industry etc etc.  go look:  taxjustice.net

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Anunnaki chunga Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:09 Permalink

He had to. No on thought the local NY cops would find top secret emails on Weiner's child porn laptop. He had to appear to know about this so he could conduct his clean bill of health two days after he announced they were reopening the investigation.

The NY cop/Weiner info caught him unawares. The question would have been why wasn't WEiner's laptop included in the summer time investigation when there was found to be no "intent" on Hellary's home sever.

Sending email from Huma to hubby's laptop SCREAMS intent. And Huma was so fucking dumb, she had to have her maid print out the classified emails.

Maid certainly didn't have top secret clearance.

Huma will be quite the party favor when she goes to prison. She's used to eating pussy. She'll get all she can nosh on in Sing Sing.

 

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yaright macholatte Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:49 Permalink

Wrong question because they have it all "everything you do is recorded and keep FOREVER"  The real question is how much will come out? Do they give enough to calm people down and think things are cleaned up or do they open the PIZZIA box?

 

MORH POPCORN PLEASE!

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HippieHaulers macholatte Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:16 Permalink

If Admiral Mike Rogers is truly the hero he appears to be in all of this, I'd say NSA has preserved much of the evidence even if FBI/CIA destroyed their copies. We shall see. Theconservativetreehouse.com has been excellent intel this whole time.

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New_Meat y3maxx Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:05 Permalink

Turning witness means he has to divulge everything-->good.

Means he'd be turning on a bigger fish-->good (or bigger mammal, whales are mammals)

Arkancide will happen first, that might leave some tracks and save on some legal bills/mindshare.

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