Dr. Jill McCabe, the wife of fired deputy FBI director, Andrew McCabe, slammed President Donald Trump in a self-pitying op-ed, decrying what she considers the unfair public attacks on her and her husband’s integrity.
“To have my personal reputation and integrity and those of my family attacked this way is beyond horrible,” Dr. McCabe wrote in the Washington Post. “It feels awful every day. It keeps me up nights.”
Dr. McCabe continued: “I have spent countless hours trying to understand how the president and so many others can share such destructive lies about me.”
Jill McCabe was referencing speculation by President Trump and millions of Americans who believe her husband went easy on Hillary Clinton during the FBI’s investigation of her unsecured email server because the McCabes had close ties to Hillary through their mutual pal, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
On several occasions, Trump has pointed out a fact uncovered by multiple press outlets, which is that Hillary allies donated $700,000 to Jill McCabe’s unsuccessful run to become a Democratic state senator in 2015.
Dr. McCabe spends much of her meandering op-ed explaining why she wanted to become a politician and how her failed political ambitions led to her husband’s firing. She also blames President Trump for her husband’s firing and shattered reputation.
In reality, Andrew McCabe’s firing had nothing to do with Trump or even with Mrs. McCabe’s ties to Hillary, but to a conclusion by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility that McCabe had lied to the FBI regarding his 2016 decision to leak intel to the Wall Street Journal about the Hillary email probe.
When you work at an intelligence agency such as the FBI, you’re not supposed to leak sensitive, classified info to the media. Period. Moreover, lying to the FBI is a serious crime for which you can be jailed for 5 years, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1001.
Andrew McCabe was fired in March 2018 — not by President Trump — but by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the recommendation of Obama-appointed Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
His wife, Jill, lamented in her Washington Post op-ed that the firing “ended up costing my husband, Andrew, his job and our family a significant portion of his pension my husband had worked hard for over 21 years of federal service.”
While that’s sad, McCabe’s firing stemmed from his own decision to leak info to the media and then lie about it to the FBI on multiple occasions. Last week, McCabe, an Obama holdover, admitted that his answers to FBI investigators “were not fully accurate,” and blamed it on his being “confused and distracted.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 25, 2018
So how is McCabe’s firing President Trump’s fault? Pro tip: If you work at the FBI and don’t want to get fired, (1) don’t leak classified intel to the media, and (2) don’t lie to investigators when they ask if you leaked.
As for Jill McCabe’s lament that it’s hard dealing with personal attacks and constantly reading lies about yourself, imagine how Melania Trump feels.
The mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and many members of the GOP have rabidly claimed Melania’s husband colluded with Russia in 2016. It is now 2018, and special counsel Robert Mueller still has produced no evidence of collusion after an expensive, year-long, taxpayer-funded investigation.
Rather than whine that Andrew McCabe won’t get his full government pension (courtesy of U.S. taxpayers), Jill McCabe should be grateful her husband hasn’t been indicted…yet.