McCabe Out! Questions Remain

After FBI Director Wray reviewed the Nunes FISA Memo, McCabe on “terminal leave.”

In a stunning development, Andrew McCabe is apparently beginning the process of being placed on “terminal leave” until he qualifies for full retirement benefits in March. Although he already planned to retire this year, according to the Washington Examiner, the timing of the quick announcement is peculiar. Story still developing.

NBC announced McCabe was stepping down, but Fox News reported what may be the more accurate depiction of McCabe being “removed.” Either way, a series of events are most likely key influencers in this decision, since controversy has been swirling around McCabe for months.

First, Peter Strzok was removed as an investigator from the Mueller probe due to the revelation of anti-Trump text messages referring to “Andy” and an “insurance policy” against Trump being elected.

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok said in the text message. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.” ~ Fox News

Second, questions have circulated regarding his refusal to recuse himself from the Clinton Email investigation, along with his potential allegiance to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, since his wife ran as a Democrat for a Virginia Senate Seat and received donations from a group linked to Terry McAuliffe, a known Clinton ally.  In fact, the Inspector General is investigating his failure to recuse himself, according to the Washington Examiner.

Then, it was leaked last week that McCabe was named alongside James Comey and Rod Rosenstein as people of interest in the Nunes FISA memo, according to a Daily Beast hit piece.

Over the weekend, the hits kept coming, compliments of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Tom Fitton, president Judicial Watch.

In an interview with Chris Wallace (Fox News) where he described the memo as the distilling of thousands of pages of information, Rep. Gowdy asked a series of rhetorical questions aimed at shedding light on what may be contained in the memo without actually disclosing classified details.

“If you think your viewers want to know whether or not the dossier was used in court proceedings, whether or not it was vetted before it was used – whether or not it’s ever been vetted, if you are interested in who paid for the dossier, if you are interested in Christopher Steele’s relationship with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, then, yes, you will want the memo to come out.” ~ Trey Gowdy


In an interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro, Mr. Fitton announced the FBI’s refusal to release McCabe’s text messages.

“We knew there were text messages to be had. We sued back in September for the text messages of the number two at the FBI, Andrew McCabe. And they just told us this week they gave us everything they were gonna give us and not one text message was turned over.” ~ Tom Fitton

The final catalyst, however, was most likely FBI Director Christopher Wray’s personal review of the controversial memo on Sunday, according to an article by The Gateway Pundit.

Others speculate the move was done in anticipation of the soon-to-be-released Inspector General’s report. Whatever the real reason McCabe is out, questions remain.

Will McCabe be allowed to remain on the FBI payroll under “terminal leave” so he can qualify for full retirement? Will revelations contained in the memo lead to further action? Will the memo lead to indictments?

For now, we can only speculate. Time will tell.

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  1. Thank you for the informative report. We need to see the memo. If McCabe is as guilty as the memo seams to say he is, he should not receive any benefits or pay. Again, if this is true, he has already wasted enough of America’s money. When is the “swamp” finally going to be clean and people prosecuted? We can only hope!

  2. Now that the memo came out, and the Democrats came up with their ten page rebuttal memo, which they used as a way only to have President Trump throw out, this new memo, by the Democrats appears to only been written to make the President have to make political decisions, concerning the outing of sources and methods. The Democrats didn’t have their memo looked at for redaction, and I’ll bet, intentionally. It won’t help them in 2018, like hey must think, but it sure made for press out of our decidedly leftist media.
    I hear there are a bunch of those in FBI leadership heading out the door. I wonder how many of them think that will protect them from prosecution, if it goes that far? If we do see indictments come out, the list should be long and distinctive. Even Mueller subjected himself to being indicted, at this late date. These are sad days for our country when people will do the kinds of things that only take a stab at treason. One good thing can come of all this. Since the Hillary email investigation has no evidence that it even existed, by taking no written transcripts, she can be brought back and interviewed properly. And with the advent of Huma and husband’s laptop containing once supposedly destroyed emails, someone might get turned, who needs to be turned, and once her testimony is over and Hillary is placed in handcuffs, Huma Abedin should either join her husband in prison, or be deported.
    After having made it through the nineties without Hillary even being charged with the slightest crime, it is about time she is made to defend herself in all the criminalities from then forward. Hillary Clinton was evil before people dared to use such language.

  3. @Grace – It’s amazing how we only hear about these things for the equivalent of a heartbeat and then it’s over. Do we know anything new about McCabe’s sudden exit? I know I don’t.

    @Mark – Since I’m not a prosecutor, I don’t know how deep the pattern of real evidence goes against the Clintons, but the long list of questionable deals (Whitewater, pay-for-play Clinton Foundation, etc.), mysterious deaths (Vince Foster and others), and known malfeasance (Uranium One, Benghazi, mishandling classified information), combined with the litany of questionable business and political associates surrounding them must be strong enough for a conviction somewhere for a prosecutor who is unafraid. Then again, it’s probably nothing…just a continuation of the vast right-wing conspiracy out to get them…

    I hear people continually tear Trump down (and people they view as Trump supporters) because he is unrepentant about his past misdeeds and has the audacity to hold positions that don’t align 100% with their conservative views. Well, he may be imperfect, but I will take him any day over the alternative we had for the final ballot. He is getting things done. I hope we can add the prosecution of evil to his list of accomplishments.

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