Opinion| Three weeks ago House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga. released the transcript of the testimony former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe gave to the House Judiciary Committee.
McCabe provided testimony about the general attitude of rank-and-file employees following former-FBI Director Jim Comey’s exoneration of Hillary Clinton:
In response to a question regarding disgraced how Comey’s exoneration of Hillary Clinton was accepted by the Bureau’s rank-and-file, after the former director spent fifteen minutes listing one felony after another, McCabe admitted to the committee;
“…I am aware that the outcome of the case was surprising, and maybe frustrating to many people, including some of the people who work for the FBI.”
“I think, like many people around the country, they were surprised by the result in the case and the fact that we were not recommending pursuing charges.”
“When I say surprise. I’m talking about people who heard the Director’s statement on July 5 and were frustrated with that result, not people who were engaged in the investigation or the prosecutors across the street at the Department of Justice.”
Of course the people engaged in the sham ‘investigation’ weren’t surprised or frustrated. They had succeeded in their mission to clear the path to a Hillary Clinton presidency.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was met with a hornets’ nest of accusations and calls for her resignation or firing, for essentially having said the same thing. Sanders exact words were:
“Most importantly, the rank-and-file of the FBI had lost confidence in Comey. We’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things.”
Now there’s no denying the strife that Comey’s July 5, 2016 exoneration of HRC caused internal to the Bureau.
McCabe was also asked to give his opinion about comments made by President Trump’s Attorney Rudy Giuliani’s, that “there’s a revolution going on” in the FBI.
McCabe’s response; “I am not aware of a revolution.”
“As I said, there was certainly FBI personnel who were surprised and maybe frustrated by that result. Director Comey spent a lot of time, in the months following his announcement, you know, in visits to field offices and interactions with retired agents’ groups, and things like that, answering a lot of questions about why we had done what we had done.”
The truth is that no matter how much lipstick Comey and McCabe put on this pig they can’t hide the stench emanating from it.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) appeared with Sean Hannity where he confirmed the broad dissatisfaction and ‘frustration’ felt by FBI agents:
“We are getting a lot of whistle-blowers. Primarily the whistle-blowers are coming forward because they believe Attorney General Bill Barr and John Durham are willing to get to the bottom of it.”
Meadows added this damning condemnation of the way good men and women were throttled (intimidated) under previous DOJ leaders:
“People who were perhaps afraid, under previous leadership, to actually say we knew this was wrong. They are coming forward now.