"Very Pissed Off" Obama DOJ Made "Dramatic" Call To McCabe To Quash Clinton Probe

As the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation pressed on during the 2016 election, a senior official with the Obama justice department, identified as Matthew Axelrod, called former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe - who thought the DOJ was pressuring him to shut down the investigation, according to the recently released inspector general's (OIG) report. 

The official was “very pissed off” at the FBI, the report says, and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the Justice Department considered the case dormant. -Washington Times

The OIG issued a criminal referral for McCabe based on findings that the former Deputy Director "made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions." 

McCabe authorized a self-serving leak to the New York Times claiming that the FBI had not put the brakes on the Clinton Foundation investigation, during a period in which he was coming under fire over a $467,500 campaign donation his wife Jill took from Clinton pal Terry McAuliffe. 

It is bizarre — and that word can’t be used enoughto have the Justice Department call the FBI’s deputy director and try to influence the outcome of an active corruption investigation,” said James Wedick - a former FBI official who conducted corruption investigations at the bureau. “They can have some input, but they shouldn’t be operationally in control like it appears they were from this call.”

Wedick said he's never fielded a call from the Justice Department about any of his cases during his 35 years there - which suggests an attempt at interference by the Obama administration

As the Washington Times Jeff Mordock points out, Although the inspector general’s report did not identify the caller, former FBI and Justice Department officials said it was Matthew Axelrod, who was the principal associate deputy attorney general — the title the IG report did use.

Mr. McCabe thought the call was out of bounds.

He told the inspector general that during the Aug. 12, 2016, call the principal associate deputy attorney general expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the Clinton Foundation investigation during the presidential campaign. -Washington Times

“According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking ‘are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’” the report reads. “McCabe told us that the conversation was ‘very dramatic’ and he never had a similar confrontation like the PADAG call with a high-level department official in his entire FBI career.”

The Inspector General said in a footnote that the Justice official (identified separately as Matthew Alexrod) agreed to the description of the call, but objected to seeing that "the Bureau was trying to spin this conversation as some evidence of political interference, which was totally unfair." 

Axelrod quit the Justice Department on January 30, 2017, the same day his boss, Deputy AG Sally Q. Yates was fired by President Trump for failing to defend his travel ban executive order. He is now an attorney in the D.C. office of British law firm Linklaters LLP. 

Axelrod told the New York Times he left the department earlier than planned.

It was always anticipated that we would stay on for only a short period,” said Alexrod of himself and Yates. “For the first week we managed, but the ban was a surprise. As soon as the travel ban was announced there were people being detained and the department was asked to defend the ban.”

The Washington Times notes that those familiar with DOJ procedures say it is unlikely Axelrod would have made the call to McCabe without Yates' direct approval. 

“In my experience these calls are rarely made in a vacuum,” said Bradley Schlozman, who worked as counsel to the PADAG during the Bush administration. “The notion that the principle deputy would have made such a decision and issued a directive without the knowledge and consent of the deputy attorney general is highly unlikely.”

Given that Andrew McCabe may now be in a legal battle with the Trump DOJ, the Obama DOJ and former FBI Director James Comey - who says McCabe never told him about the leaks which resulted in the former Deputy Director's firing, it looks like he's really going to need that new legal defense fund. 

Comments

ldd Troy Ounce Wed, 04/25/2018 - 02:38 Permalink

a couple of morsels,

this piece by Yoichi Shimatsu 'Broadcom Bust And Parkland Pizzagate - Not Made In China'

http://rense.com/general96/broadcom-bust-and-parkland-pizzagate-not-mad…

gives a good idea of what is happening and the tentacles of collusion.

AND

deagel has updated their forecast and appears to show a slide for the usual suspects and a resurgence for the the good ole USA - must be the trump effect.

 

re-posting this as it ties in a lot of stuff and gives some insight into what is happening behind the scenes.

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Algo Rhythm Ned Zeppelin Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:26 Permalink

There is nothing going on 'behind the scenes' - there is no profit in that. Q, Drumpt's 4D chess and the sealed inditements are complete bullshit. They are slow walking us towards the cashless society with this fake narrative. We are headed towards the NWO. Don't be fooled.

 

 

It is okay to be subversive and not believe the bullshit

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Battlefield USA Algo Rhythm Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:54 Permalink

Note to Q gaslighted MAGA-ites:

So you're hoping this will bring them all down? This is just the expendable flotsam on top of #TheSwamp, not the Muck Creatures deep beneath The Swamp. They're not worried though. It keeps you entertained, while they restructure... #MAGA included. You're in for a rude awakening... all on their time.

The Deep State knows what MAGA is. MAGA is the mob, conjure magic for them and they will be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they roar. The beating heart of MAGA is not liberty, it's the sand of entertainment. The Deep State will give them judgement and they will love them for it.

 

https://gab.ai/Chasing_Rabbits/posts/24472281

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TheWholeYearInn BaBaBouy Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:49 Permalink

Sessions "IS" the insurance policy

 

Well ~ That may be the case, but whether you like to hear it or not, TRUMP ["the Clintons are good people"] can fire Sessions anytime he wants (how many people has he fired so far already)?

 

So fine, I don't care anymore. If Trump can't get this done then he deserves to lose the House in November and take his chances with what comes thereafter.

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Karl Marxist BaBaBouy Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:40 Permalink

How about Pedogate? That's the real shit right there. That's what has eaten whatever heart and soul America is said to have had. If you're 70's - 80's kid from Nebraska living in Boy's Town ... they wouldn't even comment on the investigations the FBI never investigated and patently shut down under threat of death.

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blindfaith BaBaBouy Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:51 Permalink

I can see many self inflected nail guns to the head, barbells falling on necks by sweating slippery hands, nose dives into the hotel pool from the 12th floor, stepping in front of the subway train...I can see many thing about to happen....

 

from my cold dark unsettled grave... Little Debbie's brother knows,

Seth Rich

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TeethVillage88s blindfaith Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:49 Permalink

So if SITTING Judge can't see or differentiate politics from Presidential actions after a president has been sworn-in... shouldn't he be purged with US BAR association that attack founding documents and then make career niche from any success complication the laws, making laws more expensive for common people who of course may lose job, apartment, kids, wife from legal actions, complicated & lengthy court procedures, legal fees, court fees, inability to pay to defend self, family, business, or wealth??? (Presidential Campaign for Trump was Solely Politics!)

???? who will go after BAR & Judges, ZH?

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/02/21/tucker-carlson-rips-activist-judg…

- US BAR Association, Missing in action since like 1963

- US Constitution, Under Attack since 1803!

- Welcome to Europe, America!

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Chupacabra-322 Carl Spackler Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:39 Permalink

The era of both Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Crime Syndicate families of the Bush’s, Clinton’s, Obama’s their Criminal Agents, Operatives, NGO’s & Front Companies in the Highly Compartmentalized Levels of Intelligence from around the World GCHQ is mercifully coming to an end.  That’s speaking in terms of the last 29 years between the Criminal Bush’s, Clinton’s & Obama’s but more specifically the CIA ability to Infiltrate all “Intelligence” Agencies, NGO’s & Front Companies with Agent & Operatives assets over the decades.  The Information Super Highway Criminal Counter Intelligence Surveillance & targeting of a Political opponent.  The ramifications of where we find ourselves at this critical moment cannot be understated.

 

Their future can be summed up from this quote from “Poppy” Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Bush Senior.

 

"If the people knew what we had done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us." George H.W. Bush to journalist Sarah McClendon

 

You need to go all the way back to the days when governor Clinton allowed the CIA to run guns into Central America and sell drugs on the streets of America.  He gave them top cover they game him & Hillary a lifetime pass.  

 

In return, The American People received Tyrannical Lawlessness.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-alL6_Oo51I

 

Bush Senior +Bill & Hillary Clinton + Bush Jr. (Cheany Handler) + Obama = CIA

 

That’s 30 years of Infiltration at all Levels of every Intel, Law Enforcement Agencies, DOJ & virtually every Level of Government, NGO & Front Companies by the aforementioned Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA since they Executed Kenndedy.

 

30 + years of the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA inflicting Tyrannical Lawlessness upon the American People.

 

This, from my perspective will end very badly.  Nothing less then “Scorched Earth” will surface when dealing with these Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths.  And, quite frankly, I don’t have a problem with spilling their blood.  

 

The time has come for bold leadership, fearless decision making & the absolute, total, complete Elimination of the CIA.  

 

The National Security Elimination Act of 2018 will achieve that goal with one stroke of a pen.  

 

The United States survived quite nicely for 130+ years with neither a Criminal FBI, CIA, IRS nor the Federal Reserve. Let's return to those better days ASAP.

 

As easily as The National Security Act was signed in 1947 it can & must be Eliminated.

 

Last time I checked.

 

We, the Republic owes absolutely NO alegence to any of the three Crimes Familes I mentioned or the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA.

 

Eliminate the Familes & the House of Cards Collapse.

 

 

”Let Justice Prevail or the Heavens Fall.”

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