McCabe Lied Four Times To DOJ and FBI - Twice While Under Oath

Andrew McCabe lied four times to the Department of Justice and the FBI - including two times while under oath with Inspector General Michael Horowitz, according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appearing on Fox News

This is the first time the public has heard more detail of the circumstances behind the decision to fire McCabe just over one day before he qualified for his full pension. 

JORDAN: “McCabe didn’t lie just once, he lied four times. He lied to James Comey. He lied to the Office of Professional Responsibility and he lied twice under oath to the Inspector General. Remember, this is Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI. This is Andrew McCabe, the text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page talking about Andy’s office, the meeting where they talk about the insurance policy in case Donald Trump is actually President of the United StatesFour times he lied about leaking information to the Wall Street Journal.”

Specifically, McCabe authorized an F.B.I. spokesman and attorney to tell Devlin Barrett of the Wall St. Journal, just days before the 2016 election, that the FBI had not put the brakes on a separate investigation into the Clinton Foundation - at a time in which McCabe was coming under fire for his wife taking a $467,500 campaign contribution from Clinton proxy pal, Terry McAuliffe. 

The WSJ article in question reads:

New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in a bureau investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case. The probe of the foundation began more than a year ago to determine whether financial crimes or influence peddling occurred related to the charity.

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Some investigators grew frustrated, viewing FBI leadership as uninterested in probing the charity, these people said. Others involved disagreed sharply, defending FBI bosses and saying Mr. McCabe in particular was caught between an increasingly acrimonious fight for control between the Justice Department and FBI agents pursuing the Clinton Foundation case.

So McCabe leaked information to the WSJ in order to combat rumors that Clinton had indirectly bribed him to back off the Clinton Foundation investigation, and then lied about it four times to the DOJ and FBI, including twice under oath.

Meanwhile - let's not forget, the FBI had evidence from undercover informant William D. Campbell, who recently told Congressional investigators that he collected smoking gun evidence of Russia routing millions of dollars towards a Clinton charity in advance of Clinton's State Department approving the Uranium One deal. Which McCabe was supposed to be investigating... and which the Little Rock field office took over in January of this year.

Also recall that McCabe's team, under Director Comey, heavily altered the language of the FBI's official opinion concerning Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information - effectively "decriminalizing" her conduct. Comey's original draft - using the term "grossly negligent" would have legally required that the FBI recommended charges against Clinton. Instead, McCabe's team changed it to "extremely careless," - a legally meaningless term.

According to documents produced by the FBI, FBI employees exchanged proposed edits to the draft statement. On May 6, Deputy Director McCabe forwarded the draft statement to other senior FBI employees, including Peter Strzok, E.W. Priestap, Jonathan Moffa, and an employee on the Office of General Counsel whose name has been redacted. While the precise dates of the edits and identities of the editors are not apparent from the documents, the edits appear to change the tone and substance of Director Comey's statement in at least three respects. -Letter from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

President Trump noted in a March 16 tweet that Comey "made McCabe look like a choirboy," despite the former FBI Director knowing "all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels."

At the time McCabe was fired, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement at the time that he had "made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions."

"Confused and Distracted" 

After he was fired, McCabe said he was "confused and distracted" when he was talking to investigators - four separate times as we've come to learn. 

"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," McCabe wrote in a Washington Post op-ed.

So it was all just a big misunderstanding, you see. 

In the meantime, people feeling sorry for ol' Andy have set up an "official" Gofundme donation campaign for McCabe's "Legal Defense Fund," which raised almost $400,000 in 10 hours for McCabe.

Hilariously, the description of the campaign starts off: "Andrew McCabe’s FBI career was long, distinguished, and unblemished." 

...which ended when McCabe lied four times about leaking to the press in order to appear unbiased after his wife took nearly half-a-million dollars from a Clinton crony

Good thing McCabe has that legal defense fund!

Comments

Adolph.H. overbet Fri, 03/30/2018 - 14:29 Permalink

Everybody and his dog lies and has been lying for years in the bolchevik government of the once great US of A. 

Lying under oath has become so fashionable since Clinton that besides him not being Jewish I don't see where is the problem. 

Why not telling the things like they are instead of sugar coating all the time?

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Tarzan SoDamnMad Sat, 03/31/2018 - 06:17 Permalink

I'll believe they're actually cracking down on the corruption, when Seth Rich is back in the news, when they stop firing and arresting whistle blowers, when one of these ass hats goes to jail, when an executive from a large bank finally joins them behind bars. 

As long as we keep marching toward MOAR WAR, as long as we continue to squeeze Syria and pamper the Saudis, the Deep State is still in control.

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swmnguy Bes Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:07 Permalink

OK, I'm willing to believe McCabe lied.  Anybody who only figured out within the past 2 years that the FBI is a political police force is beneath my contempt, actually.

I'm also pretty seasoned at reading these politicized reports, going back well over 40 years.  It's clear this McDonald guy, the undercover FBI "whistleblower," is at best full of shit, and at most a malicious political mole.

It's been clear for quite some time that the Clinton Foundation, like all the other "charitable foundation" tax dodges used nearly universally by the wealthy and powerful, is a scam.  Just like the Trump Foundation, which is supposedly being shut down to avoid trouble from the obvious and pervasive fraud that entity engaged in.

So McCabe is a political hatchetman, dealing with and fighting against other political hatchetmen with different affinities, loyalties and priorities.  And the investigation into the Clinton Foundation was a complete charade, because the whole problem with all these foundations isn't nearly so much what they do illegally but what they do that's perfectly lawful.

And when McCabe answered questions to some people, they approved of his responses, and when he answered questions to other people, they classified his responses as lies and made an example of him to anyone else who might be insufficiently loyal one way or the other.

The end result is a bunch of dirty operators are having their usual battle over pecking order.

The good thing is, the way the Executive Branch is tearing itself apart recently, nobody with any better options will have anything to do with them.  We're getting rid of the noxious, anti-American worship of authority figures which masquerades as "Respect For The Office."  Nobody with any sense is joining the military.  Attorneys won't get involved in these partisan mud fights.  

All this is very good news for those of us who recognize the decline of Empire when we see it.  Of course we all hope, out of compassion for our fellow man, that we would all recognize the historical trend and take considered action accordingly, but it's clear by now that we won't do that, and we're all going to have to endure collapse.  OK then, let's bring it on, have it out, and get on with our lives going forward.

With that in mind, the destruction of our institutions is a good thing.  This whole McCabe/FBI debacle is a good thing; now that right-wingers have discovered what the Left has always known, right-wingers are going to destroy the Department of Justice as lefties have never had the power to do.  All the hookers suing the President is a good thing; worship of a King is something we fought a war to end some 242 years ago.   And America's Empire has brought the vast majority nothing but Oligarchy and misery.  Good riddance to bad rubbish, McCabe and all the rest.

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enercon swmnguy Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:35 Permalink

I'm going to take a big risk and assume that you can actually read without moving your lips and sliding your finger along the page. If you can't read, being a product of government schools, I'll give you some good news: There are a lot of BOOKS that you can have read TO you, i.e. digital books. In any case, you might just want to read (or listen to) THE DICTATOR'S HANDBOOK by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith. In this tome you will find the truth about the ultimate purposes of all of this infighting are. They have nothing to do with Truth, Justice, and the American Way (whatever the hell THAT is!). My take is A POX ON ALL OF YOUR HOUSES! The REAL "problem" with Donald Trump is that he either can't be or has yet to be BOUGHT by your masters. They have NOTHING to offer him that he doesn't already HAVE! Just remember, though...if you idiots DO manage to bring him down, the him low, run him off...or eliminate him (Don't pretend that you haven't considered that one!)...the societal societal dislocation...disintegration...and just good old gunfire and club swinging...will sweep YOU away along with our civilization. You've managed to bring America to the brink already....all we need for total disaster is a little more of your BS!

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Bendromeda Strain jcaz Sat, 03/31/2018 - 08:48 Permalink

swmnguy carries his intellect in a thimble, yet preens like his discourse carries mammoth implications. There is no moral equivalence here. What the Clinton's did to Haiti is beyond financially corrupt, it is a crime against humanity as their running of interference for Laura Silsby and her demonic posse proved.

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Oldwood swmnguy Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:44 Permalink

Yes, let's please do pretend the government, from smelly swamp shore to the other is NOT packed with 95% progressives. 

It's a known fact that it IS virtually all progressives, but let's pretend so one more progressive can tell himself that they're all the same.

Progressives have BUILT this swamp and if they want to drain it, it is only to produce a more concentrated putridity of power. Denser and more poisonous, more of a quicksand bog that nothing can escape.

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Let it Go swmnguy Fri, 03/30/2018 - 19:16 Permalink

One common thread and indication an empire is in decline is a massive growth in crony capitalism and corruption. Sometimes a system morphs or evolves towards its end and in other situations, a single event can act as the catalyst to bring a system to its knees. 

Looking back to the economic crisis that gripped the world in 2008 we find an excellent example of shifting and adjusting just enough to delay the day of reckoning. Many people see growing inequality as a sign that America's financial and political systems are broken. The article below delves into how and why great empires collapse.
http://How Great Empires Collapse.html

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Tarzan swmnguy Sat, 03/31/2018 - 08:46 Permalink

So McCabe is a political hatchetman, dealing with and fighting against other political hatchetmen with different affinities, loyalties and priorities.  And the investigation into the Clinton Foundation was a complete charade, because the whole problem with all these foundations isn't nearly so much what they do illegally but what they do that's perfectly lawful.

Every American should chew on that chunk of meat!

It's things like this that put puppies and "reality TV" in the daily news, to distract us from our unpleasant reality.

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valerie24 SethPoor Fri, 03/30/2018 - 17:18 Permalink

Geez, if I could up vote you and Giant Meteor a hundred times I would.

The joke is that McCabe will never go to jail and Comey will make millions for his book deal.

Then there is McCabe's "go fund me" joke. The guy is reportedly worth $11 million and needs stupid libtards to fund him?? Really???

I want to see jail time and executions - start with Brennan and work your way down to Comey.

What the hell happened to this country???

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I am Groot valerie24 Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:44 Permalink

Fuck jail time. Taxpayers, myself included don't want to have to support this piece of government shit along with all of his co-conspirators for the next 20 years in some federal luxury resort. Fucking execute them all on the South White House lawn at dawn by firing squad.

Right now we're a nation without laws except for the little people. My patience is seriously running out with Trump and that little Hobbit motherfucker Sessions and his jail-blocking shenanigans. Sessions wants to increase civil asset forfeiture, let him start with McCabe's, Comey's, Clapper, and  Brennan's bank accounts and houses for a start. Then take the entire Clinton Crime Foundations assets down to the last dime. 

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Giant Meteor Creative_Destruct Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:27 Permalink

The trouble as I see it, these folks by the very nature of what they do, tacit within their very job description, requires lying on a fairly regular basis. It is requisite to their their employment. Lying becomes a way of life, and is a perfect fit for those with sociopathic, narcissistic personalities.

One must also understand incentives ..

'It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.' Upton Sinclair

And this is seen in every aspect of human affairs, from top to the bottom. Especially pervasive, and venal within the so called "main stream media" but certainly not limited to ..

Add to this the outright bought and paid for politicization of these 3 letter alphabet soup agency syncopants, not to mention their political enablers / handlers, the fact they they by and large consider themselves immune in their official capacities, immune from normative consquences, rule of law, bad acts, and as is now well established, whom play by an entirely different set of rules.

In short, they believe in their own bullshit, and that the end justifies the means. Of course all of this leads to the inescapable conclusion, the republic no longer a nation of laws but rather, a nation of men.

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