Sen. Lindsey Graham stopped by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on CNN’s recent decision to hire former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe; saying the network just employed the “alleged architect of a criminal conspiracy” against the Trump campaign.
“Wasn’t he fired for lying and leaking?” asked Hannity.
“Compare the coverage CNN gave the Mueller report to the Horowitz report… Here’s what happened: CNN has just hired the alleged architect of a criminal conspiracy against the Trump campaign. How much time and attention do you think they’re going to give the Horowitz report when they hired the guy Horowitz was investigating?” said Graham.
“Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who became one of President Donald Trump’s top enemies within his own administration, is joining CNN as a contributor, a network spokesperson said. His first day is Friday,” reports CNBC.
“The CNN gig comes as McCabe is fighting that termination in court. Earlier this month, McCabe filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that his removal was part of a scheme by the president to remove government employees ‘because they were not politically loyal to him,’” adds the website. “McCabe’s hiring was reported earlier by CNN’s senior media reporter Oliver Darcy.”
McCabe filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the FBI and the Department of Justice; suing the agency for his pension and retirement funds while blaming President Trump for his termination.
“The former acting director and a 23-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI Thursday, demanding taxpayers foot the bill for his full pension and healthcare benefits he missed out on when he was fired last year,” reports Fox Business.
“Andrew McCabe – whom an inspector general found had improperly leaked information to a reporter and lied about it to his boss, then-FBI Director James Comey – is blaming President Trump for his firing, according to the lawsuit,” adds Fox.
McCabe’s lawsuit comes just hours after former FBI agent Peter Strzok filed a similar claim against the Department of Justice.