McCabe Comes Clean: Blames His "Inaccuracies" On "Confusion & Distraction"

After 21 years at The FBI, Andrew McCabe was unceremoniously fired a day before retirement for what AG Sessions called "lack of candor," which to us mere mortals is akin to something between a white lie and a big black lie.

The Deep State came out swinging to defend him and attack his 'attackers' with former CI Director John Brennan the most vocal, lambasting President Trump's actions...

"When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will  not destroy America...America will triumph over you."

All of which leads us to today and Andrew McCabe's op-ed in The Washington Post which appears to be something between a mea culpa admission that he may not have told "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth," a pathetic excuse-fest, and a jab at the current administration.

"Not in my worst nightmares did I dream my FBI career would end this way," McCabe begins...

Despite all the preparation for the worst-case scenario, I still felt disoriented and sick to my stomach. Around 10 p.m., a friend called to tell me that CNN was reporting that I had been fired. She read me the attorney general’s statement.

So, after two decades of public service, I found out that I had been fired in the most disembodied, impersonal way — third-hand, based on a news account.

Shortly after getting word, I noticed an email from a Justice Department official in my work account, telling me that I had been “removed from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the civil service.”

Are we expected to feel sorry for him? We are not sure what he was expecting? A big hug? If Justice believed you committed a wrongdoing - which the IG report did - then asta la vista?

But then McCabe shifts into full Orwellian doublespeak:

I have been accused of “lack of candor.” That is not true. I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators.

Ok, go on...

When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could. And when I realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have been misunderstood, I took the initiative to correct them.

So to clarify - you did not tell the truth? ... because of all the "chaos surrounding you"... ok go on...

At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me may well have been confused and distracted - and for that I take full responsibility. But that is not a lack of candor.

Well, "inaccurate" responses are "untruthful" responses and for a "21-year veteran" of The FBI, we are surprised that you would find it hard to stick to the "facts" because of being "confused and distracted"...

And under no circumstances could it ever serve as the basis for the very public and extended humiliation of my family and me that the administration, and the president personally, have engaged in over the past year.

Again with the sob story... you just took responsibility for inaccuracies? So did you expect no consequences? Slink off to your safe space and be forgiven for this once in a career mistake?

The president’s comments about me were equally hurtful and false, which shows that he has no idea how FBI people feel about their leaders.

More hurt feelings?

I was drawn to the FBI by nothing more complicated than a desire to do good.

Like Google believes in "do no evil"?

McCabe finishes with a flourish, equating himself to the hard-working men and women of The FBI...

They continued to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution despite the political winds - and the unprecedented attacks on us by the president and other partisans - that buffeted us.

Except that parallel doesn't really work does it Mr.McCabe? Since most FBI employees are indeed hard-working and are not implicated in lies, coup conspiracies, scandals over wife's political funding, and undermining the democratically-elected president?

The nation continues to need them. And not just the current employees of the FBI, but all smart, talented, dedicated people considering careers in the law enforcement and intelligence communities. These are hard jobs that demand sacrifice, often involve danger, and take a toll on families and personal lives. But they also offer the rare opportunity to enter into a sacred trust with the American people: to protect and defend them, honestly, justly and fairly. There is no greater responsibility, but there is no greater reward.

Agreed. Agreed. Agreed. So don't screw all that up by becoming emotionally mired so deep in the deep state that you forget why you started at The FBI in the first place.


JohninMK ThinkerNotEmoter Sat, 03/24/2018 - 14:41 Permalink

There should be room once this is completed. It has not had much publicity, very large tented capacity.

Thursday’s contract to RQ Construction to build a Contingency Mass Migration Complex at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay is just the tip of the imperial iceberg. The contract with RQ Construction includes ten options. Options are extensions to an initial contract. RQ Construction is in for a treat. They can expect to receive much more funding than was allocated in the initial $23 million.

A U.S. SOUTHCOM spokesperson has claimed, “There are no detention facilities involved in this project.” Yet the very nature of the construction project contradicts such assertions. Building sprawling concrete pads, establishing sites for tents, and installing a mass public address system are all part of the Pentagon’s deal with RQ Construction. Such infrastructure can be converted overnight to a secure, fortified detention facility. Who will be housed there? Anyone deemed a threat to U.S. Empire is fair game.…

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Creative_Destruct MagicHandPuppet Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:45 Permalink

"The president’s comments about me were equally hurtful and false, which shows that he has no idea how FBI people feel about their leaders."

So evebodie WUVED U SOOO much the big meanie pwesident shouldn't have done this big-bad meanie thing to poor wittle  u...!!??

I thought this weasel was WAAAY too old to be a safe-space millennial whining pussy...

A lot of self-serving whining for a supposedly "noble" civil servant.

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GUS100CORRINA Deep Snorkeler Sat, 03/24/2018 - 18:50 Permalink

Warning: The GRAVITY of what McCabe and the other FBI/DOJ/IC leaders did CANNOT BE FORGIVEN and MUST HAVE CONSEQUENCES like of loss of FREEDOM by being placed behind bars and seizure of assets for the public good. The same justice standard needs to apply to everyone or no one. CLINTON CORRUPTION is an abomination to GOD.

In CHRISTIANITY, forgiveness is discussed on a personal level which is a GOOD THING. However, the government's job is not FORGIVENESS, but the application of JUSTICE. Whether you believe in GOD or not, know this fact: GOD hates CRIME and INJUSTICE. If JUSTICE is not evenly applied, then the society will transition from the RULE OF LAW to total and utter ANARCHY.

And GOD said ...

Submission to Governing Authorities
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

and ...

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

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Chupacabra-322 MozartIII Sat, 03/24/2018 - 15:12 Permalink

@ Moz,


Exactly.  However, I don’t care for low hanging Criminal Treasonous, Seditious scum like McCabe.  They’ll sacrifice him for their own escap.


Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Hillary Clinton & her Co Conspirators are the Grand Prize


McCabe will now love the rest of his miserable life watching his Six.


Sniff, sniff McCabe.  Believe, I see some “Wet Work” Professionals in your immediate future.



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MozartIII Chupacabra-322 Sat, 03/24/2018 - 15:27 Permalink


You are correct, he spilled some beans. They may delete him, we are talking about the CIA Arkansas chosen ones (that let them, with the bushes explode their drug cartel), not to be confused with the late CIA chosen magic negro and his wookie?... err something......

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