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.
BREAKING: Deputy Director Andrew McCabe STEPPING DOWN from FBI
Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is reportedly stepping down from his top post at the FBI following months of scandals and controversies regarding his role in the bureau’s investigation into President Trump’s relationship with Russian officials, reports Fox News.
Inside sources confirmed McCabe’s plans to take “terminal leave” -the act of taking paid vacation until he plans to retire in just a few weeks- on Monday afternoon; raising the stakes in an already tense relationship between the White House and the nation’s premier law enforcement agency.
The Deputy Director has been a lightning-rod for Republicans since his appointment to the bureau.
McCabe’s wife has long-standing ties to the Democratic party; running as a Democrat for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015 and receiving funds and support from senior Clinton insiders -including Governor Terry McAuliffe.
Just months ago, President Trump blasted McCabe on social media, saying “How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?”
GOWDY GOES OFF: Predicts FBI Deputy Director McCabe FIRED by Next Week
GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy escalated his war of words with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday, saying he was still trying to figure out why “three FBI agents were discussing politics” on federal property; adding he’d be “surprised” if McCabe isn’t fired by next week.
“I hate it for Rod Rosenstein, that he’s the one explaining it, because he’s not Peter Strzok, he’s not Andy McCabe, and he’s not Jim Comey, so he was having to do a little bit of clean-up,” Gowdy told Fox News. “But these are really bad facts if you care about an impartial, objective Department of Justice and FBI.”
“I’m still trying to figure out why three FBI agents are discussing politics in the Deputy Director’s office. You’re not supposed to discuss politics on federal ground,” he added. “We were supposed to interview Andy McCabe yesterday on another committee. It was all set up and ready to go and then at the last minute they said he can’t come, he’s going to come next week.”
“I’ll be shocked if he comes next week, I’ll be a little surprised if he’s still an employee of the FBI this time next week,” Gowdy said.
Watch Gowdy predict McCabe’s future above.