A bombshell report has exposed Andrew McCabe, the FBI deputy director who is on his way out the door and is reportedly being investigated by the Inspector General’s office, was aware of thousands of new Hillary Clinton emails that were found on the Weiner laptop for a month before he told then FBI Director James Comey and Comey told Congress just before the election in 2016.
According to the report, McCabe was aware of the emails since at least September 28, 2016.
From Daily Caller:
The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to text messages the paper reviewed, “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had learned about the thousands of emails by Sept. 28, 2016, and Director James Comey informed Congress about them on Oct. 28, 11 days before the presidential election, the messages show.”
According to the report, FBI agent Peter Strzok wrote in a text on September 28, 2016 to Lisa Page, “Got called up to Andy’s earlier hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s atty to sdny, includes a ton of material from spouse. Sending team up tomorrow to review … this will never end ….”
The Wall Street Journal also reports that this delay is part of the Justice Department’s internal investigation into the FBI’s behavior before the 2016 election.
The FBI in the ‘sdny’ or Southern District of New York office (Manhattan) were investigating Anthony Weiner for sexting an underage girl and the emails were discovered on his laptop.
From The Hill:
In September of 2016, investigators searching a laptop belonging to Weiner discovered thousands of emails related to Clinton’s private email server used during her time at the State Department. The emails were a result of the device being used for work by Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife and a close aide to Clinton.
McCabe’s inaction to notify people about the emails is part of the investigation against him and the FBI’s behavior before the 2016 election.
Comey has previously testified that he told Congress about the emails as soon as he was aware of them. So either that was not the case or McCabe delayed telling him for a month.
This, of course, adds fire to the question of bias which was already inflamed by the text messages between Stzrok and Page talking about an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency and the questions about Democratic donations to McCabe’s wife’s political campaign.
There isn’t any reasonable explanation for not telling Comey. Nor, really is there a reasonable one for not answering Congress, who had already had the testimony that there was nothing else and things were closed.
But the fact that people in the SDNY knew they had turned it over, and yet nothing was being done, meant that the information was going to drop and they couldn’t hide it forever if that’s what they were doing.
And that would explain Comey’s mea culpa letter in October and why he made such a big deal out of giving it up as soon as he ‘knew.’ Because he didn’t want to get tagged with what McCabe did or sitting on the emails for a month.
It should be noted that Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton filed for any records pertaining to Andrew McCabe’s texts.
From Biz Pac Review:
“We sued back in September for the text messages of the number two at the FBI, Andrew McCabe,” Fitton explained. “And they just told us this week, they gave us everything they’re going to give us, and not one text message was turned over.”
“Have they lost all of Andrew McCabe’s text messages?” he asked. “I don’t believe it. There’s still gamesmanship going on.”
McCabe was in charge of the Clinton email investigation. This despite his connection to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally, who steered over 500,000 to the political campaign of McCabe’s wife for state Senate in Virginia. There was also reportedly an inspector general investigation ongoing into McCabe for the connection.
Judicial Watch has been told there is nothing “responsive to their requests.” So that raises another question.
Where are Andrew McCabe’s texts?
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]