January 1, 2020

DONALD SHOULD HAVE FIRED THEM...:

FBI Agents: McCabe Apologized for Changing His Story on Leak (Betsy Swan & Sam Brodey,  Dec. 31, 2019, Daily Beast)

In the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign, the Journal broke news about an FBI investigation involving then-candidate Hillary Clinton, describing internal discussions among senior FBI officials.

The apparent leak drew scrutiny from the bureau's internal investigation team, which interviewed McCabe on May 9, 2017, the day President Donald Trump fired James Comey from his post as FBI director. The agents interviewed him as part of an investigation regarding a different media leak to the online publication Circa, and also asked him about the Journal story. 

In that interview, McCabe said he did not know how the Journal story came to be. But a few months later, his story changed after he reviewed his answer. 

On Aug. 18, FBI officials met with McCabe in an attempt to work through what they said was "conflicting information" they had gathered about the possible leak to the Journal.

"I need to know from you," an agent said he told McCabe in a sit-down meeting, "did you authorize this article? Were you aware of it? Did you authorize it?" 

McCabe then looked at the story he had reviewed months earlier. 

The FBI investigator described his response this way: "And as nice as could be, he said, yep. Yep I did."


...for assisting his own campaign in violation of FBI rules.

Posted by at January 1, 2020 10:49 AM

  

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