Former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe publicly admitted Wednesday night that began an “obstruction of justice” investigation after President Trump fired disgraced bureau chief James Comey from the agency.
“Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe in a new interview reveals new details of the investigations into President Trump, telling CBS that there were conversations about the possibility of removing Trump under the 25th amendment and confirming that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had offered to wear a wire around the president,” reports The Hill.
“There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment,” added CBS News’ Scott Pelley.
“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” McCabe said. “That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.”
Read the full report here.
ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff ADMITS McCabe’s FIRING ‘May Be Justified’
Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff acknowledged Sunday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to suddenly fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe “may be justified,” seconds before calling the move “tainted.”
Schiff was speaking with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos when he was asked to comment on Sessions’ abrupt removal of the senior FBI official just days before he was due to retire.
“On Andrew McCabe, does the fact that the Inspector General did find that he lacked candor in some of his responses, and that his firing was recommended by career FBI officials. Does that suggest that his firing was or may be justified?” asked Stephanopoulos.
“His firing may be justified, there’s no way for us to know at this point,” admitted Schiff. “Even though it may have been justified, it can also be tainted.”
“I think the President badgering his Attorney General, his urging that he be fired before his pension could vest, and the fact that McCabe and every other Comey associates […] every one of them has been targeted by the administration,” he added.
Watch Schiff’s admission above.
FBI BOMBSHELL: McCabe Knew of CLINTON EMAILS Weeks Before Alerting Congress
Outgoing Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe knew of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material weeks before alerting Congressional leaders; raising serious questions over the bureau’s handling of Clinton’s private email server.
A bombshell report published by the Wall Street Journal outlines McCabe’s decision to withhold information regarding the former Secretary of State’s emails after he learned they were found on disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
“Top FBI officials were aware for at least a month before alerting Congress that emails potentially related to an investigation of Hillary Clinton had emerged during a key stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign,” writes the WSJ.
“On Sept. 28, Strzok messaged Page that he had been ‘called up to Andy’s office’ earlier that day and told of ‘hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s [attorney] to sdny,’ a reference to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Strzok added that the email cache ‘includes a ton of material from spouse,’ a reference to Weiner’s then-wife Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Clinton,” adds Fox News.
The explosive report comes just days after McCabe suddenly announced his early retirement from the FBI; increasing pressure on the bureau as the President is set to release the controversial FISA memo at any moment.