Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has been at the tip of the Deep State spear.
He was heading the investigations into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
But now the tables are turned and he finds himself in the hot seat.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has turned the spotlight on McCabe and he wants answers.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is raising questions about possible conflicts of interest with acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Grassley released a letter Thursday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in which he raised concerns about McCabe’s independence. The letter comes as conservative media outlets are increasingly targeting McCabe and other officials involved in the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia in the Kremlin’s efforts to influence the presidential election.
Grassley noted that the Justice Department inspector general is investigating whether McCabe should have recused himself from the Hillary Clinton email probe, since McCabe’s wife got donations from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally, when she ran for a Virginia state Senate seat.
Grassley also hit McCabe over a gender-discrimination complaint filed against the FBI. The senator said Flynn filed a letter of support for the FBI agent who reported the discrimination.
“That evidence and the failure to recuse calls into question whether Mr. McCabe handled the Flynn investigation fairly and objectively, or whether he had any retaliatory motive against Flynn for being an adverse witness to him in a pending proceeding,” Grassley wrote.
McCabe is involved in multiple investigations, including whether he violated the Hatch Act by attending campaign events involving his wife who was running for office.
Circa also reported that the investigation into Michael Flynn may have been payback for Flynn siding with a female FBI agent who filed a sexual discrimination complaint against FBI higher ups:
“The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.
Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case and an offer to testify on her behalf. His offer put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.”
Trump supporters are thrilled the tables are finally being turned on the Deep State.
Multiple Congressional investigations, the FBI, and the special counsel have turned up zero evidence or allegations of wrongdoing on the part of Trump or his campaign.
The real scandal is the illegal leaks that created this fake news about Russia, as well as the conduct of entrenched bureaucrats hostile to the Trump administration.
They are the ones who need to be investigated and held accountable.