CNN Hires Former FBI #2 Andy McCabe, Who Was Fired For Leaking And Lying

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Another Ex-Obama official has joined the ranks of anti-Trump cable news punditry, this time disgraced FBI #2 Andrew McCabe, who was fired for leaking information to the media – then lying about it at least four times, including under oath.

Now, McCabe – who is suing the DOJ and FBI over what he claims was a “politically motivated” firing  just days before he was set to retire with full benefits,” will join former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper at CNN

Succinctly put by The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemmingway:

McCabe authorized an FBI spokesman to tell the Wall Street Journal‘s Devlin Barrett – just days before the 2016 US election, that the FBI hadn’t put the brakes on an 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 associate, Terry McAuliffe. 

As noted above, McCabe then lied about the leak at least four times and was subsequently fired over it.

McCabe claimed that his boss, also-fired former FBI Director James Comey, was well aware of the leaks. Comey shot back on ABC’s The Viewcalling McCabe a liar.

Comey was asked by host Megan McCain how he thought the public was supposed to have “confidence” in the FBI amid revelations that McCabe lied about the leak.

It’s not okay. The McCabe case illustrates what an organization committed to the truth looks like,” Comey said, adding

“Good people lie … I still believe Andrew McCabe is a good person but the inspector general found he lied,” noting that there are “severe consequences” within the DOJ for doing so.

In response McCabe’s attorney, Michael R. Bromwich (flush with cash from the disgraced Deputy Director’s half-million dollar legal defense GoFundMe campaign), said at the time:

“In his comments this week about the McCabe matter, former FBI Director James Comey has relied on the Inspector Genera’s (OIG) conclusions in their report on Mr. McCabe. In fact, the report fails to adequately address the evidence (including sworn testimony) and documents that prove that Mr. McCabe advised Director Comey repeatedly that he was working with the Wall Street Journal on the stories in question…”

Of course, CNN’s newest contributor may find himself in further hot water. As the Washington Examiner‘s Jerry Dunleavy notes:

McCabe is likely still being scrutinized by Horowitz as part of the DOJ watchdog’s investigation of allegations of abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The surveillance warrant applications targeting Trump associate Carter Page required the approval of top members of the FBI, the DOJ, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and the current and former government officials involved will likely face tough questions over their actions. McCabe was involved in the FISA approval process.

Former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson testified to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees last year that McCabe and then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates approved the application before it got to her desk, an unusual process that led her to not second-guess her higher-ups. –Washington Examiner

This… is CNN.

Of course, they’ve been at the fake news game for a while…

6 thoughts on “CNN Hires Former FBI #2 Andy McCabe, Who Was Fired For Leaking And Lying

  1. These punk asses fall in shit and always come out smelling like a rose

    Can’t wait for a level playing field
    If you catch my drift

  2. CNN Hires Former FBI #2 Andy McCabe, Who Was Fired For Leaking …….

  3. They met CNN’s strict hiring guidelines after all. All employees are required to be traitors to their country and have committed treason on at least one occasion. Also being liars, cheaters and thieves helped seal the deal.

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