Hillary and McAuliffe weave another sordid web that may have protected Clinton from FBI email probe

Hillary Clinton’s about to have a very bad day.

A bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal may cause people to forget about Bill Clinton’s private meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix airport just as the FBI was about to wrap up its probe of wife Hillary’s use of a private email server.

Taking the appearance if impropriety to a whole other level, the WSJ reported Sunday evening that a PAC belonging to close Clinton ally Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, gave $467,500 to the campaign of the wife of a senior FBI official who oversaw the Clinton email investigation.

More from the WSJ:

The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email use.

Campaign finance records show Mr. McAuliffe’s political-action committee donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, who is married to Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of the FBI.

The Virginia Democratic Party, over which Mr. McAuliffe exerts considerable control, donated an additional $207,788 worth of support to Dr. McCabe’s campaign in the form of mailers, according to the records. That adds up to slightly more than $675,000 to her candidacy from entities either directly under Mr. McAuliffe’s control or strongly influenced by him. The figure represents more than a third of all the campaign funds Dr. McCabe raised in the effort.

 

What’s more, the newspaper said McAuliffe and other state party leaders recruited Dr. McCabe to run — she would go on to lose the election to incumbent Republican state Sen. Dick Black.

The FBI said in a statement that Andrew McCabe assumed an oversight role in the Clinton investigation “months after the completion” of his wife’s campaign.

The reporter behind the story later posted a clarification on Twitter, as noted by Twitchy.com:

Here’s the somewhat predictable reaction from a few notables, as seen on Twitter:

GOP nominee Donald Trump “re-tweeted” the WSJ article and senior campaign adviser Dan Scavino Jr. had this to say:

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