Despite being let completely off the hook by the Department of Justice, disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fears President Donald Trump and worries that the president will continue “lying” about him …
“I don’t think I’ll ever be free of this President and his maniacal rage that he’s directed towards me and my wife since October of 2016 for absolutely no reason whatsoever,” he kvetched Friday afternoon on CNN after the DOJ’s announcement.
“The president has been lying about us and defaming me and my family consistently for years now. So do I think that’ll stop because of the DOJ’s decision today? No. I have no illusion that that will ever stop.”
“He’s made it pretty clear in the way he’s conducted himself in the last week that he’s high and mighty on the tour of retaliation against everyone who had anything to do with his impeachment inquiry. So he’s a vindictive guy, and I fully expect that he’ll continue to hound me and my family.”
FYI, just because McCabe won’t formally be charged by the DOJ doesn’t mean he didn’t lie. He did. Yet to hear him tell it, Trump is the real liar …
Andrew McCabe: “I don’t think I’ll ever be free of president and his maniacal rage that he’s directed towards me.” pic.twitter.com/l8bJtbxPDI
— The Hill (@thehill) February 15, 2020
But the actual liar, as noted earlier, is and has always been McCabe, who was justifiably terminated from his post by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March 2018 as per the findings of a then-unreleased report from Department of Justice Inspect General Michael Horowitz.
Released publicly a month later, the report revealed that McCabe had given information to The Wall Street Journal about an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation just days before the 2016 presidential election. The report also revealed that when questioned about the leak, he’d then lied about it.
“The inspector general concluded in a report released last week that Mr. McCabe had lacked candor in separate conversations with Federal Bureau of Investigation inspection agents, the inspector general’s office and then-FBI Director James Comey about information provided in October 2016 to a Wall Street Journal reporter,” the WSJ itself reported at the time.
Because of this undisputed lack of candor, he was referred for possible criminal prosecution.
Two years later, the DOJ has dropped the case against this veritable “swamp creature,” though its decision — which parallels its previous decisions to drop cases against other “swamp creatures” such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and disgraced FBI Director James Comey — doesn’t suddenly make McCabe innocent.
He was likely correct though in predicting that the president will stay on his heels, as the president has been a vocal critic of the “swamp” and those “swamp creatures” who’re seemingly always able to evade justice.
The disgraced former FBI deputy director’s claim though that the president has been lying about him is itself another lie.
Check out some of Trump’s tweets about him below:
.@FoxNews-FBI’s Andrew McCabe, “in addition to his wife getting all of this money from M (Clinton Puppet), he was using, allegedly, his FBI Official Email Account to promote her campaign. You obviously cannot do this. These were the people who were investigating Hillary Clinton.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2017
Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2019
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a “poor little Angel” when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax – a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of “insurance policy” in case I won….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2019
….Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left. McCabe’s wife received BIG DOLLARS from Clinton people for her campaign – he gave Hillary a pass. McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2019
I never said anything bad about Andrew McCabe’s wife other than she (they) should not have taken large amounts of campaign money from a Crooked Hillary source when Clinton was under investigation by the FBI. I never called his wife a loser to him (another McCabe made up lie)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2019
Andy McCabe is a major sleazebag. Among many other things, he took massive amounts of money from Crooked Hillary reps, for wife’s campaign, while Hillary was under “investigation” by FBI! https://t.co/bHweiBBj7z
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2019
These tweets are factual. While they were written in a hyperbolic fashion, as is the president’s style of tweeting, they were rooted in factual information.
McCabe did indeed take a part in the planning of an act against the president when in 2017 he spoke with then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about recording Trump without his permission and using both the evidence and the 25th Amendment to argue for his removal from office.
He was indeed tied to the still-unexplained “insurance policy” that former disgraced FBI special agent Peter Strzok and former disgraced FBI attorney Lisa Page had texted about.
He was indeed linked to Clinton because of his wife, Jill McCabe, who, while running for a seat on the Virginia State Senate in 2016, accepted nearly half a million dollars in contributions from PAC belonging to a close Clinton ally.
Regardless, as of Saturday morning, the president had only posted one new tweet about McCabe, though many more were likely incoming:
IG report on Andrew McCabe: Misled Investigators over roll in news media disclosure…Lacked Candor (Lied) on four separate occasions…Authotized Media Leaks to advance personal interests…IG RECOMMENDED MCCABE’S FIRING. @FoxNews @IngrahamAngle
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2020