DOJ nearing decision on charges against McCabe

DOJ nearing decision on charges against McCabe

August 29, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


>>Sandra: CATHERINE HERRIDGE, THANK YOU. AND>>Jon: FOR MORE ON THIS, LET’S BRING IN FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY ARI FLEISCHER. THIS IS A FASCINATING AND EVEN A STUNNING CASE. A GUY WHO WAS THE TOP GUY AT THE NATION’S PREMIER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY POTENTIALLY FACING INDICTMENT HERE.>>IS A SAD DAY FOR THE FBI WHEN IT’S AN ETHICAL CLOUD OVERHEAD. A PERSONAL RUN IN WITH HIM PROFESSIONALLY, QUESTION HIS JUDGMENT AND IT’S UNFAIR FOR ANYBODY TO SPECULATE OR GUESS WHAT THEY WOULD DO WHEN IT COMES TO ACTUAL INDICTMENTS. LET’S WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE FACTS SAY AND MAKE JUDGMENTS ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS.>>Jon: I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN TALK ABOUT BECAUSE YOU ARE A PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN AND YOU KNOW HOW THINGS WORK IN WASHINGTON. IT WAS ABOUT TO BE PRETRADE AND BEING PRETRADE, MADE SOME COMMENTS FEEDING SOME INFORMATION AND EVEN IF THE BOSS DIDN’T LIKE THE INFORMATION THAT GOT OUT, THAT’S WHERE ALL OF THIS STARTED.>>ONCE HE DID AS ONES THAT CAME OUT, HE YELLED AT PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE FBI AND THE DIFFERENT OFFICES ABOUT THE LEAGUE. ONE THAT PERHAPS WHERE HE WAS GETTING HEAT. THAT’S PRETTY SLOPPY, PRETTY UNETHICAL FOR SOMEONE TO DO. A SPEAKER AT A COUNTERTERRORISM TRAINING EVENT FOR SENIOR FBI LEADERSHIP. A THAT MORNING OF THE TRADING, AS IT’S A MILDLY CRITICAL THINGS ABOUT JAMES COMEY ON FOX AND McCABE PULLED THE PLUG ON THE WAY TO THE TRAINING EVENT AND TOLD ME NOT TO SHOW UP BECAUSE HE DIDN’T LIKE WHAT I SAID ABOUT HIM. HE IS A VERY THIN-SKINNED MAN AND BEFORE HE REACHED HIS CONCLUSION THAT THERE WAS NO COLLUSION, ANDREW MCCABE WAS ON CNN AND ASKED IF I THOUGHT TRIM COULD BE AN AGENT OF RUSSIA AND HE SAID I CAN’T ROLL THAT OUT. ONE WEEK BEFORE MUELLER SAID HE’S NOT.>>Jon: NO SURPRISE HE’S BEEN HIRED BY CNN AS A CONTRIBUTOR. HERE’S WHAT FORMER CONGRESSMAN JASON CHAFFETZ AT ABOUT THE SITUATION EARLIER ON “AMERICA’S NEWSROOM” .”>>HE MADE A RECOMMENDATION TO HAVE HIM PROSECUTED AND FIRED BUT ULTIMATELY, YOU GO BEFORE A REVIEW BOARD AND AT THE REVIEW BOARD OF HIS PEERS. IT WASN’T ONE MISTAKE, IT HAPPENED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. THERE WERE A LOT OF US THAT BELIEVE THAT HE SHOULD BE PROSECUTED.>>Jon: THE ATTORNEY INSPECTOR GENERAL’S INVESTIGATION.>>THE JUST AS FBI UNDER ANDREW MCCABE WAS INCREDIBLY POLITICAL, INCREDIBLY ANTI-TRUMP AND SOME A LITTLE IRONIC FOR HIM TO SAY THAT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP.>>Jon: ‘S WIFE WAS RUNNING FOR OFFICE FOR A STATE SENATE SEAT IN VIRGINIA AND VERY CLOSE TO THE CLINTONS.>>ALL OF THAT IS TRUE. I’M NOT SURE I HOLD THAT AGAINST HIM. THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE A REFLECTION OF WHAT YOU DO AS AN INDIVIDUAL BUT I THINK IT’S HIS OWN CONDUCT RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS HONESTY AND HOW UNUSUAL IS IT FOR INSPECTOR GENERAL TO DO JUST WHAT THE CONGRESSMAN SAID, MAKE A REFERRAL FOR CRIMINAL