Thomas Gallatin / Nov. 12, 2020

McCabe Admits Trump Investigation Was Wrong

More testimony before the Senate with dubiously little recollection of relevant events.

During a Senate Judiciary Committing hearing on Tuesday, disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted that he should never have signed the application for the FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page, President Donald Trump’s former 2016 campaign adviser. “If you knew then what you know now, would you have signed the warrant application in June 2017 against Carter Page?” asked Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC). McCabe simply answered, “No, sir.”

Recall that McCabe was a member of the deep state, a group of career swamp dwellers hell-bent on seeing Trump lose in 2016 or be removed from office — all via the Russia-collusion hoax. McCabe was ousted following an inspector general investigation that concluded he had lied to the IG over his leaking of a story to the press.

With his admission, McCabe now joins in agreement with former Deputy Attorneys General Rod Rosenstein and Sally Yates, and former FBI Director James Comey, each of whom signed warrant applications seeking surveillance of Page but who say they would not have done so now.

In fact, McCabe acknowledged the primary role the bogus Christopher Steele dossier played in the FBI’s securing of its FISA warrant against Page. It was the only “evidence” the FBI provided in both its initial application and subsequent extension applications for its Page FISA warrant.

Like his former boss Comey, McCabe spent the hearing playing the all-too-familiar fleeting-memory gambit, feigning complete ignorance of matters he should have been well aware of if he was properly doing his job. For example, when Graham asked if McCabe was aware that the CIA had essentially dismissed Steele’s dossier claims as “Internet rumor,” McCabe replied, “I did not know that at the time, and I don’t know that now.”

When pressed on his knowledge, or supposed lack thereof, of the bogus nature of the dossier, McCabe responded, “I was shocked and disappointed at the errors and mistakes that the OIG found. To me, any material misrepresentation or error in a FISA application is unacceptable, period.” Color us skeptical that any of this was news to a professional like McCabe.

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