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Obama Justice Dept.ís attempts to influence investigations exposed in McCabe probe
The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jeff Mordock

Posted on 04/23/2018 11:10:54 AM PDT by jazusamo

Tucked inside the inspector general’s report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the story of an August 2016 phone call from a high-ranking Justice Department official who Mr. McCabe thought was trying to shut down the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation at a time when Hillary Clinton was running for president.

The official was “very pissed off” at the FBI, the report says, and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the Justice Department considered the case dormant.

Former FBI officials said the fact that a call was made is even more stunning than its content.

James Wedick, conducted corruption investigations at the bureau, said during 35 years there he never fielded a call from the Justice Department about any of his cases. He said it suggested interference.

“It is bizarre - and that word can’t be used enough - to have the Justice Department call the FBI’s deputy director and try to influence the outcome of an active corruption investigation,” he said. “They can have some input, but they shouldn’t be operationally in control like it appears they were from this call.”

Although the inspector general report did not identify the official, sources at both former FBI and Justice Department officials identified him as Matthew Axelrod, who was the principal associate deputy attorney general — the title the IG report did use.

As it was, Mr. McCabe thought the call was out of bounds.

He told the inspector general that during the Aug. 12, 2016, call the principal associate deputy attorney general expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the Clinton Foundation investigation during the presidential campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 201600812; 201608; 2016election; andrewmccabe; axelrod; bizarre; christopherwray; clintonfoundation; doj; fbi; fbiinvestigations; hillary; holder; igreport; interference; irandeal; jamescomey; lisabarsoomian; lorettalynch; mattaxelrod; matthewaxelrod; mccabe; michaelcohen; obama; obamajusticedept; perjury; rodrosenstein; sallyyates; steeledossier; yates
No surprise that Holder and Lynch were corrupt Democrat operatives.
1 posted on 04/23/2018 11:10:54 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Turning the machinery of government against its political opponents.

How very....Soviet.


2 posted on 04/23/2018 11:17:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: jazusamo
It's the only criminal referral so far from the Obama appointed IG and it just so happens to be about a leak that exposes an Obama coverup.

That's pathetic.

3 posted on 04/23/2018 11:18:05 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Any relation to Obama hack David Axlerod ?


4 posted on 04/23/2018 11:26:15 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: jazusamo

I hope Matthew Axelrod hires a good lawyer.


5 posted on 04/23/2018 11:26:38 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: Col Frank Slade

They seem to suffer the same lack of integrity.


6 posted on 04/23/2018 11:28:27 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo; Fedora

August 12, eh?

Well, just before the 12th this happened...

August 2 was when that idiot General Allen [the guy with the female Lebanese penpal who got Petreaus in trouble] wanrred about the danger of Trump being president, claims it would cause a civil-military crisis.
It’s also the day Bernie Sanders guy Shawn Lucas was found dead.

August 3 was when Iran executed the Iranian scientist that had earlier defected while in Saudi Arabia, the one the State Department brought here and then lost, and he turned up in the Pakistani embassy in DC [which Iran uses here in the absence of an Iranian embassy] . From the Paki embassy he was sent back to Iran, which threw a party for him before deciding August 3 to execute him for treason.

early August was when Cody Shearer was shopping around the “2nd dossier.” Cody Shearer is the brother of Derek Shearer, the former U Ambassador to Finland, and their late sister Brooke Shearer married Strobe Talbott.

early August was when nutjob communist Brennan sent a white envelope to the White house via courier.


7 posted on 04/23/2018 11:34:42 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: jazusamo
As it was, Mr. McCabe thought the call was out of bounds.

McCabe was mad because he was Hillary's fixer at the FBI and didn't want anyone else to draw attention to that fact.

8 posted on 04/23/2018 11:34:54 AM PDT by palmer (...if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive)
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To: jazusamo

Corruption is rampant still in the DOJ and FBI.

5.56mm


9 posted on 04/23/2018 11:38:37 AM PDT by M Kehoe (THIS SPACE FOR RENT)
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To: piasa

Thanks, the Rats were busy and up to no good.


10 posted on 04/23/2018 11:39:49 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: M Kehoe

Yes it is, both need a thorough house cleaning.


11 posted on 04/23/2018 11:41:09 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Col Frank Slade
I couldn't find a link with David Axelrod.

Except for the reference in the McCabe report, this is the only other time I have seen a reference to Matthew Axelrod:

As a top-ranking attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Matt Axelrod didn’t make it too far into the Trump Administration’s tenure before he walked off the job.

After President Trump on Jan. 30 fired his boss, Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, for refusing to defend his immigration ban — an executive order that temporarily banned travel to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries (a revised order was issued Mar. 6) — Axelrod departed, too. His official title had been principal associate deputy attorney general and he had worked closely with Yates.

12 posted on 04/23/2018 11:58:58 AM PDT by NutsOnYew
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13 posted on 04/23/2018 12:02:02 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

You know Axelrod is DIRTY since he worked closely with FILTHY Sally Yates!


14 posted on 04/23/2018 12:38:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Col Frank Slade; jazusamo

ACLJ report: “We’ve also learned that within 2 minutes of the first press inquiry about the Clinton-Lynch meeting, senior DOJ officials had added Matthew Axelrod, the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, into the conversation. Axelrod was the number two to Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and according to his bio, “took the lead in advising on crisis management within the DOJ, working closely with the White House, Congress, the FBI, and the media on DOJ’s most sensitive and high-profile matters.”

So within 2 minutes of learning that the press had found out about the secret Clinton-Lynch meeting, senior DOJ officials knew they had a crisis on their hands.”


15 posted on 04/23/2018 3:06:13 PM PDT by Bookshelf
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To: FreeReign

It’s just getting started. Pretty soon Trump will have enough evidence to fire Rosenstein, Mueller, and Sessions.


16 posted on 04/23/2018 3:41:17 PM PDT by WASCWatch
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To: BenLurkin

What do we expect from a party that nearly “Burned” Hillary’s nomination, as they go full communist while their stupid supporters who identify as college educated have no clue of the history of communism.


17 posted on 04/23/2018 7:12:49 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Nailbiter

later read


18 posted on 04/24/2018 12:22:08 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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