‘Something far more sinister’: FBI’s McCabe abruptly cancels House Intel appearance after latest shoe drops

The fish does indeed rot from the head…

Citing a scheduling error, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe abruptly cancelled an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee scheduled for Tuesday.

The cancellation coming after Fox News reported Monday night the wife of recently demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr worked for Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier that prompted the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe pauses during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Ohr was demoted last week for concealing meetings he had with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier,” according to a bombshell Fox News exclusive.

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that a source told him, “McCabe has an Ohr problem.”

Even more compelling, Pergram said “expect subpoenas” to be forthcoming quickly to get McCabe before Congress.

Fox News added that sources said McCabe canceled over fears that he would be asked about Ohr and his wife.

“…something far more sinister.”

Fox News noted that “the precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects.”

The Department of Justice is sticking to the scheduling snafu as McCabe’s reason for not appearing Tuesday — his testimony would have been behind closed doors.

A department official told Fox News that it “was a routine scheduling error after the dates were switched on an internal email that we are happy to provide the committee.”

“The FBI regrets the error, and we look forward to making both witnesses (the alleged FBI handler for Christopher Steele and McCabe) available prior to the Christmas recess.”

McCabe was expected to be questioned about senior FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok’s role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s staff after it was discovered that he exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague.

And suddenly, President Trump’s recent tweet about how FBI Director James Comey left the bureau’s reputation “in tatters” takes on a whole new meaning — funny how it seems to always work out that way with Trump.

Tom Tillison


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