Skip to comments.McCabe: No one in 'Gang of Eight' objected to FBI probe into Trump
Posted on 02/19/2019 8:54:45 AM PST by jazusamo
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday that none of the top eight congressional leaders objected when he briefed them in 2017 on the bureau's decision to open a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump.
"The purpose of the briefing was to let our congressional leadership know exactly what wed been doing," McCabe, who was the acting FBI director at the time, said during an interview on NBC's "Today" show.
McCabe acknowledged that he ordered the investigation, but pushed back against suggestions that he'd acted alone in doing so. He said that he consulted with his team, reviewed it with bureau lawyers and discussed it with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before moving forward.
"And I told Congress what we had done," he said.
"No one objected," he added in the interview. "Not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds and not based on the facts."
The New York Times first reported last month that the FBI launched an inquiry into whether Trump was working for Russia after the president fired former bureau chief James Comey. McCabe took over as acting director after Comey's ouster.
The "Gang of Eight" consists of the top two leaders from each party in each chamber of Congress. Representatives around the time of the 2017 meeting would have included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), then-Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
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If McCabe thinks he's home free because of McConnell, Ryan, Schumer and Pelosi on this he's crazier than I thought.
If true, they're complicit in the attempted coup.
So there’s a transcript of this meeting with the heads of Congress?
We always knew McDonnell and Ryan were corrupt. Ole Mitch is trying to make up for it with his Judicial appointments, Trump has him by the short hairs.
OF COURSE THEY LIKED IT
THEY RAN THE SWAMP FOR 30 YEARS AND WANTED TO RUN IT AGAIN
I know McCabe is a liar but I do not doubt for one second that this is true.
You make a good point.
McCabe said he would take everybody down with him.
Also McCain and Graham.
Maybe the sh**heads in the GOP will open their mouths now on this.
“the bureau’s decision to open a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump”
They lied. They didn’t open a counterintelligence investigation.
They opened an investigation into Trump.
It only highlights the role of Republican traitors who want to destroy PDJT without being held responsible.
Following through on his threat to “bring everyone down with him”.
Sounds like a desperate man.
When and if an investigation is opened, just go after Ryan. Between him and Bart Stupak, the country is in far worse shape.
Do you NOT know what a counter-intelligence investigation is!
Were Nunes/McCarthy/Burr part of the gang of eight when briefed?
Currently: Nancy Pelosi (D) Speaker of House, Adam Schiff (D) Chair, HPSCI, Senator Mitch McConnell (R) Senate Majority Leader, Senator Richard Burr (R) Chair, SSCI, Kevin McCarthy (R) Minority Leader House, Senator Chuck Schumer (D) Senate Minority Leader, Devin Nunes (R) Ranking Member HPSCI and Senator Mark Warner (D) Vice Chair, SSCI.
Who were the members then?
Probably so and I was curious why all the eight names weren’t included.
“I know McCabe is a liar but I do not doubt for one second that this is true.”
Already discussed what a counter-intelligence investigation is.
McCabe is a lying snake.
Ultimately they need to be prosecuted for trying to overthrow the president.
If this is true, did those “geniuses” ask if the FBI hoodlums had ANY EVIDENCE?
I didn’t think so.
Lets wrap this Freepathon up, Folks!
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