Comey and McCabe Pitted Against Each Other in FBI Scandal
Once, 2 bugs in a rug, now the 2 disgraced and sacked top FBI officials (Mueller acolytes) are pitted against each other.
The FBI report from the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) that served as part of the grounds to fire former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe includes testimony from former FBI Director James Comey that is at odds with public statements McCabe has made.
Disgraced and sacked James Comey told Justice Department investigators he couldn’t remember disgraced and sacked Andy McCabe telling him he authorized department officials to speak with the media about an ongoing investigation into The Clinton Foundation
“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,” Mr. McCabe wrote.
Mr. McCabe also claimed Mr. Comey was aware he had authorized giving the information to the media, stating the night he was fired, “It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter.”
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited reasons for Mr. McCabe’s firing was due to internal investigations that alleged the former deputy director displayed a “lack of candor” aka lying to Congressional investigators and that he had leaked information to the media.
Now the 2 disgraced and sacked top FBI officials are pitted against each other.
Mr. McCabe’s lawyer, Michael Bromwich, claimed, “One thing is clear: Mr. McCabe never misled Director Comey” and said he had the emails to back it up, stating Mr. McCabe “advised Director Comey that he was working with colleagues at the FBI to correct inaccuracies before the stories were published, and that they remained in contact through the weekend while the interactions with the reporter continued. In short, the evidence falls far short of proving a ‘lack of candor.'”
“When I realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have been misunderstood, I took the initiative to correct them. 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,” McCabe wrote in a statement after his firing.
The new details in the OPR have not been made public, but have been made available to members of Congress to review.
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