Liberals reliably run for the hills when the truth becomes too much to handle.
White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short took on MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson in an interview that centered around former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Short called the network’s reporting into question.
The White House official voiced concern over a potential conflict of interest in McCabe’s supervision of the FBI probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, launched a 2015 senate campaign for which she received $700,000 in donations from a political action committee affiliated with former Governor Terry McAuliffe, a close Clinton ally.
“There is a lot of concern about the person leading the investigation whose wife was receiving $700,000 in political donations from the Clinton’s closest friends,” Short told Jackson. “I think those are concerns that people have.”
“So career officials can’t marry Democrats if they want to serve under a Republican president?” the MSNBC anchor asked.
“Hallie, don’t be absurd, that’s not what I’m saying,” Short fired back. “I’m saying if you’re leading the investigation, then the people of America should know if your spouse is actually getting $700,000 in political donations from the Clintons’ closest ally. I do think that that’s a relevant concern.”
Jackson then switched gears to President Trump’s allegedly calling Jill McCabe a “loser.”
“Should the president call her a ‘loser?'” she pressed. “Our reporting is, as you know, that the president called up Andrew McCabe, was very upset about James Comey getting that plane ride back from California after he got fired, and suggested he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser.”
“This may be a surprise to you but sometimes your reporting isn’t accurate,” Short replied.
Jackson then claimed the network had three sources who confirmed President Trump called the former FBI official’s wife a “loser.”
“Well, that’s great,” Short said.
McCabe stepped down from the FBI on Monday.
According to reports, he was set to retire in March, but resigned early following a meeting with Bureau director Christopher Wray related to an upcoming Inspector General report that examines the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email server case.