What do you think would happen if you lied to the FBI during a crucial investigation? What do you think would happen if you lied to investigators working on behalf of the Inspector General about a case involving the President of the United States?
I’m guessing you would think that it could lead to an indictment and more than likely a jail sentence at the conclusion of an investigation. That’s not what happened to fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who lied to investigators multiple times, while he was under oath. The now CNN contributor, has instead received a settlement deal with the FBI and his government pension fully restored by the Biden Justice Department.
McCabe, 53, filed the lawsuit in 2019, claiming that he was targeted and fired for political purposes. His claim couldn’t be further from the truth. But does the truth really matter? Over the past five years we’ve witnessed what lies, deception and power can do to a nation. In my opinion, Justice has been taken hostage by bureaucratic elites who discovered they could get away with weaponizing the most powerful agencies in the United States against political opponents. Who could hold them accountable, especially if those employees are working for the same agencies we rely on for accountability?
The irony is that the FBI’s entire case against President Donald Trump was predicated on lies that those powerful bureaucrats established behind closed doors and then leaked to friendlies in the media. They did so for political purposes and those lies were allowed to become a mirage of truth when the elitist media, which should be a watchdog against the government, became another weapon in their arsenal against the American people.
How do we know this? Remember the Office of Inspector General’s scathing report on McCabe in February, 2018 ? Maybe you don’t remember, because like columnist Byron York recently wrote for the Washington Examiner, the DOJ is attempting to dump the report into a memory hole.
The department settled McCabe’s suit and agreed to pay him $200,000 in back pension benefits. They’re giving him the cufflinks and the plaque — and they are expunging his record of any mention of that firing unpleasantness. Just for good measure, the FBI — that would mean you, the taxpayer — is also paying McCabe’s lawyers $539,000 in fees.
At the time, Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz concluded in his report that McCabe had “lacked candor” on four occasions when questioned by federal agents about leaking information to a reporter. Basically, he lied to investigators. McCabe also leaked information to the media. Specifically, Horowitz revealed that he authorized the disclosure to The Wall Street Journal in October 2016.
“We also found that McCabe’s actions contemporaneous with the disclosure in October 2016, as well as those following it, reflected an understanding by McCabe that his authorization of the disclosure was not consistent with FBI policy. For example, on October 30 and November 4, following publication of the WSJ articles referencing his authorized disclosure about the PADAG conversation, McCabe called the NY-ADIC to complain about the CF Investigation leaks contained in those stories, without mentioning that he had authorized an anonymous disclosure rebutting the leaks and confirming the CF Investigation. Then, when questioned about the disclosure by INSD agents in May 2017, McCabe issued false denials regarding his involvement in it. Further, after it became apparent that the OIG knew about his role in the disclosure, McCabe sought to legitimize his actions by falsely claiming that he had told (former FBI Director James) Comey that he authorized the disclosure and that Comey was fine with his decision.”
Inspector General Report on former FBI DD Andrew McCabe
When McCabe was fired by former Justice Department Attorney General Jeff Sessions he immediately retained a lawyer and called his firing unjust. But mind you, McCabe has put people in jail for lying to the FBI, just as he lied to the Inspector General. It just seems that he believes he’s immune to the same treatment. In fact, it was the IG that pointed that McCabe’s lies went as far as attempting to throw his former boss FBI Director James Comey under the bus, saying it was Comey who authorized him to leak information to the media. Comey denied McCabe’s recollection of events.
What about the information recently revealed by the Special Prosecutor John Durham, exposing again a major piece of the puzzle revealing that the Russia Trump collusion hoax was concocted by Clinton supporters to target Trump. Trump had always denied all the accusations lobbed at him and his campaign by McCabe and those working with him at the FBI.
This September, after a lengthy and ongoing investigation by Durham, a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., indicted Clinton’s former attorney Michael Sussmann for making false statements to the FBI. His indictment was for lying to the FBI about the existence of an alleged secret communication channel – a ping discovered – between Trump’s servers and a Russian bank.
It was another lie. It was a lie to attempt to connect Trump to Russia but one that was eventually debunked by FBI investigators. But it was a lie that was set free in a planted story with Franklin Foer at Slate magazine. He first wrote the story about the Trump computer server and Alfa Bank on October 31, 2016. Hillary Clinton then retweeted Foer’s story.
But what about the FBI? How is it possible that the FBI had no idea at the time who Sussmann was working for and for that matter who he represented? It was the same bogus scenario with everything surrounding the investigation into Trump. The elites clammed up, said nothing and pointed the finger at everyone else around them. In the end, they would cover for one another’s transgressions at the expense of the American people and our established legal system.
First, as far as Sussmann is concerned, he worked at the time for Perkins Coie. He had once been the attorney for the Democratic National Committee’s attorney. His law firm was also the firm that hired private security firm Fusion GPS, which paid for the now-debunked dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele against Trump, as first reported by The Washington Post.
Durham’s charges allege that Sussmann was lying to the FBI general counsel in claiming that he was not bringing forward the information on behalf of a client. McCabe and Comey’s FBI claim that they were unaware of that Sussmann or Perkin’s Coie for that matter were working on behalf of the Democrats.
Durham’s investigation alleges that Sussmann passed the FBI the faulty information on the servers on behalf of his client Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and a tech executive.
What about the lies in the Steele dossier, accusing former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page of being a spy for the Russian government. Those lies, which were also leaked to the media, almost destroyed Page’s life. Page, on the other hand, had been cleared by the CIA early on during the FBI’s investigation. We know that based on documentation that was released during the Congressional investigation into the Russia Trump scandal. Those documents revealed that Page was never working on behalf of the Russians but instead providing information to the CIA. This should have never been made public but it was the only way for Page to clear his name after being defamed by the FBI and others who leaked lies about him. Moreover, Horowitz had stated in his report that FBI investigators and lawyers, all who worked for McCabe and Comey, had no reason to issue a secret warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on him.
Because of ongoing litigation Page could not respond to this article for comment.
Tragically, Page has not received any compensation for what has happened to him. His name was dragged through the mud, he was exposed, his life was threatened multiple times and he is still in litigation against those who targeted him.
What are the American people to conclude from what happened with McCabe? What has happened to our government?
Did McCabe get preferential treatment from a bureaucracy that had been carefully established for decades to protect one another from the same system they use to target the rest of us?
Yes, he did. We can’t be afraid to tell the truth and expose the reality that we are a divided class in our nation. If we don’t admit the truth we can never correct what is wrong. We need to correct it. We need to expose it. Our agencies and their employees need to be held to the highest standards.
It’s going to be up to those inside the Department of Justice, like Durham, to expose the criminals within and hold them accountable. If we don’t our Constitution, our laws are not worth more than the paper they are written on.
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Run Gen Z founder: Conservatives must win back America’s youth
Mitchell, who was the youngest person to be elected to the Iowa House at 21, admitted that many of the people he attended college with considered themselves to be radically progressive socialists. He added that for many of those students the radicalization didn’t occur at home but on campus. If parents aren’t teaching their children, most of that conversion for the Gen Z generation (known as Zoomers) will then take place on college campuses, and in many cases as far back as elementary school.
“I believe that has happened within our school systems and universities, we’ve seen this progression toward Marxism,” Carter agreed, but noted that like Mitchell, there is a growing movement of young conservative activists as well.
However, it won’t be easy. A recent Morning Consult poll found that only 16% of Gen Z were proud to live in America. It’s an abysmal number, said Mitchell.
Mitchell found that post-college he was able to connect with many young professionals who are a part of a small but growing Gen Z generation. Moreover, he said groups such as Turning Point USA and CPAC, allow younger conservative adults the ability to make connections and network with similar people. It was part of the reason why he founded Run Gen Z, which is an organization that “empowers and mentors young conservatives to run for office.
In fact, Mitchell , was elected at the age of 21, when he first Iowa’s 84th House
District which is located in the southeast region of the state.
The biggest battle for Mitchell is how radicalization of the youth and young adults, he said.
“Even just trying to get them to the middle of the aisle” is difficult, he told Carter.
The issues confronted by the youth in current American culture is that they have -for the most part – been radicalized by the left, he said. There are exceptions to this but it’s a rarity, Mitchell said. He described of his good friends is a leftist and easy to have discussions with.
Mitchell was asked by his friend about the bans on CRT and LGBTQ+ in the school systems and said, “Don’t you think its crazy that you guys voted for that?”
Mitchell responded with, “Think about when you were in elementary, when you were in middle and high school. I went to school in a small town with maybe two people of color in a small class of 30.” Mitchell continued to say, “We learned about the terrible things of what we did to folks that were in slavery, the reconstruction era and the Jim Crow era.”
Mitchell goes on to tell his friend that that wasn’t what they were banning in Iowa in regards to CRT they are banning the “radicalized agenda” that CRT has. Mitchell stated that the curriculum in the USA is “written by people who hate America.”
Sara responded with, “It’s normalizing systemic racism… It driving a wedge between our children, between our family. Its almost as if there is an effort to break down our culture, our nation and our principles.”
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