McCabe’s Troubles Run Much Deeper Than ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Suggests
McCabe’s Troubles Run Much Deeper Than ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Suggests by Jeff Carlson for The Epoch Times
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired on Feb. 15.
McCabe played a pivotal role in what has become known as Spygate. He directed the activities of FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, provided an early approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, and was involved in all aspects of the Russia investigation. He was also mentioned in the now-infamous “insurance policy” text message sent by Strzok to Lisa Page.
Notably missing from the “60 Minutes” interview was any mention of these and other critical components regarding McCabe’s involvement in the investigation into alleged Trump–Russia collusion. Specifically, there were no questions asked regarding the following:
• McCabe’s ongoing criminal investigation before a grand jury
• The role of FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, who was special counsel to McCabe
• The use of the so-called Steele dossier as the primary piece of evidence in the Page FISA application, despite the fact that the information was paid for by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign
• The infamous “insurance policy” text, which references a meeting held in McCabe’s office between McCabe, Strzok, and Page
• The role of Justice Department (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr, who provided information from former British spy Christopher Steele to McCabe and the FBI
• The FBI’s sudden attempts at re-engagement with Steele in the days immediately following the firing of FBI Director James Comey
• The criminal leak investigation into former FBI General Counsel James Baker
McCabe claimed he was fired “because I opened a case against the president of the United States.”
This is patently untrue. McCabe was fired on March 16, 2018, for lying to both the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and to the DOJ’s inspector general. According to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, McCabe lied three times under oath—and also lied to then-FBI Director James Comey—regarding his authorization of leaks to The Wall Street Journal.