Disgraced McCabe says Durham’s indictment is ‘disappointing a lot of Republicans’


Following John Durham’s indictment, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe downplayed the story. Instead, he claimed the findings are “disappointing a lot of Republicans.” He says the prosecutor found “essentially not much” about the investigation’s beginnings. McCabe appeared on CNN Thursday.

“There’s really very little here relevant to what he supposedly was hired to investigate,” McCabe said. “He’s getting pretty far afield from the FBI. In fact, the recent indictment and these subpoenas really hold the FBI more in the position of victim rather than subject of an investigation. So it’s a bizarre turn of events, and it’s one that I’m sure is disappointing a lot of Republicans.”

However, just over a week ago, current FBI Director Christopher Wray said the opposite. Notably, Wray admitted the investigation was uncharacteristic of the FBI before the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

“What that inspector general report describes by certain FBI personnel I consider to be unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI that I see every day,” Wray said. While he worked for the bureau for four years after Sept. 11, he took a break. Then, he joined the bureau again in 2017. Wray went on to say that he believes another botched investigation “could never happen again.” However, he put in over 40 corrective measures to ensure that it won’t.

Meanwhile, the FBI fired McCabe from the bureau in 2018. He’s worked for CNN since 2019.

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