Acting FBI Director McCabe Referred to DOJ Watchdog Over Potential Conflict of Interest in Russia Probe
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is getting hammered this week as he faces a Federal investigation into THREE separate inquiries. Allegations range from sexual discrimination to possible violations of the Hatch Act.
Now, Senator Grassley is demanding the Justice Department investigate whether McCabe engaged in potential conflicts of interest during the Russia probe. This is called the boomerang effect, Democrats. Enjoy.
Via Circa News:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley is demanding the Justice Department’s Inspector General investigate whether acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe engaged in potential conflicts of interest during the Russia election investigation.
Grassley’s request, sent Thursday night, follows new revelations that the nation’s top cop is the subject of three federal inquires ranging from sexual discrimination to political conflicts of interest, all of which were ongoing during the FBI’s probe into Russian election tampering that roiled the Trump administration.
The inspector general needs to investigate McCabe and the “FBI’s handling of recent politically charged investigations,” Grassley wrote. The inspector general has the authority to conduct criminal or administrative investigations into FBI andf Justice officials’ conduct.
Grassley said he was concerned that McCabe would preside over an investigation about Flynn when Flynn was a potentially hostile witnesses against McCabe and the FBI in an unrelated case.
“Despite Flynn’s role in the open complaint against McCabe, McCabe still worked on the FBI’s investigation into Flynn’s communications with Russian officials,” Grassley said in the letter. “Under Justice Department protocol, employees are advised to recuse from investigations if their involvement would create even the appearance of conflict. The Justice Department Inspector General is reviewing actions by the FBI and Justice Department in the lead up to the 2016 election, including whether McCabe should have been recused from participating in certain investigative matters.”
As TGP previously reported, acting FBI Director, Andrew McCabe is under Federal investigation for THREE different inquiries.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is being investigated by the Office of U.S. Counsel violating the Hatch Act according to a new report by Circa News.
The Hatch Act prohibits FBI agents from campaigning in partisan races. Photos of McCabe campaigning for his wife raised questions about McCabe’s compliance with the law.
concerns came after revelations by media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, that a political action committee affiliated with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, contributed almost $500,000 to the 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe. (She lost the election.) She also received $207,788 from the Virginia Democratic Party, which is connected to McAuliffe, a Democrat.
H/T Vessel News