McCabe's Secret Probe of Sessions — More Deep-State Manipulation
The firing was recommended by an Obama appointee; this was not a play at revenge by Sessions.
It appears that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is a bigger deep-state player than was previously known. After his firing last Friday, news broke Wednesday revealing that, a year ago, McCabe opened a secret criminal investigation into his newly appointed boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. ABC News reports, “McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives.” Ironically, it was McCabe who was subsequently fired by Sessions for a “lack of candor.”
Predictably, the mainstream media immediately spun this “bombshell” news as exposing Sessions’ true vindictive motivation for firing of McCabe — this was really about Sessions exacting his pound of flesh for having been the subject of McCabe’s secret investigation. Oh, what juicy palace intrigue, but for one important detail. Sessions was unaware that he had ever been the subject of a secret FBI investigation.
And what came of McCabe’s probe? Well, nothing, or so reports ABC News: “Two months ago, Sessions was interviewed by Mueller’s team, and the federal inquiry related to his candor during his confirmation process has since been shuttered, according to a lawyer representing Sessions.” Sessions’ lawyer, Chuck Cooper, stated, “The Special Counsel’s office has informed me that after interviewing the attorney general and conducting additional investigation, the attorney general is not under investigation for false statements or perjury in his confirmation hearing testimony and related written submissions to Congress.” In reality, McCabe’s investigation did produce results — it got Sessions to recuse himself from any Trump/Russia collusion investigation.
What would have prompted the deputy director to open a criminal investigation into Sessions in the first place? The answer is simple: furthering the Demo/MSM narrative of the Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy. Recall that during his confirmation hearings Sessions was grilled over whether he had had any contact with Russians. He denied that he had colluded with any Russian or had any meetings out of the norm. He was subsequently confirmed, but then, lo and behold, information was leaked to the press that Sessions did have at least two previously undisclosed “meetings” with Russians. Never mind the fact that those meetings amounted to little more than typical diplomatic greetings in large crowded rooms. Sessions was then dragged before Congress and forced to explain why he “misled” lawmakers. This circus eventually resulted in Sessions, much to the chagrin of President Donald Trump, recusing himself from involvement in any Trump/Russia-related investigation.
It is becoming apparent that both former FBI Director James Comey and his No. 2, McCabe, were actively working to undermine Trump via leaking damaging information to the press, while playing at being straitlaced, nonpartisan public servants. So, while the MSM will play up McCabe’s firing as an indictment against Sessions, it is instead an indictment against McCabe, further justifying his firing.