Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe claimed Tuesday that he briefed Republican congressional leadership -including then Speaker Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell- on his probe into the Trump administration; adding “no one” objected at the time.
“Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said in a television interview Tuesday that he briefed congressional leadership in 2017 about the bureau’s counterintelligence investigation into President Trump,” writes Fox News.
“The purpose of the briefing was to let our congressional leadership know exactly what we had been doing,” McCabe claimed.
“I told Congress what we had done…no one objected. Not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds and not based on the facts,” he added.
The President slammed McCabe’s revelations just days ago; accusing the former FBI boss and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of hatching an “illegal and treasonous” plot to remove him from office.
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BOMBSHELL: McCabe Admits He Ordered Obstruction Probe, Confirms DOJ Considered ‘Removing’ Trump
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.”
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Sen. Graham May Call for McCabe, Rosenstein to Appear Before Senate Committee
Senator Lindsey Graham issued a scathing statement Thursday following Andrew McCabe’s bombshell interview regarding the DOJ and the White House; saying McCabe and Rod Rosenstein may be called to appear before the Senate to answer questions regarding anti-Trump bias.
“It is imperative that he and others come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to fully explain how and why a FISA warrant was issued against Carter Page and answer questions about what appears to be, now more than ever, bias against President Trump,” said the statement from Graham’s office.
The Senator’s comments come hours after McCabe told CBS News the DOJ considered invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump following the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
McCabe also claims Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to secretly record the President “more than once.”
Read the full report at the Washington Times.