Sen. Blackburn: McCabe is ‘beginning to do a little shaking in his boots…fearful of perjuring himself.’
Blackburn, a Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the answers to what really happened during the investigation and those senior bureau officials involved may reside with former Deputy Directory Andrew McCabe. McCabe, who is now an analyst on CNN, was fired by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2018 for lying multiple times to DOJ investigators. He is now refusing a subpoena by the committee to testify over his fear of COVID-19.
“I think [McCabe’s] beginning to do a little shaking in his boots,” Blackburn said. “He is fearful of saying something and then perjuring himself, and he knows that Durham report is coming very soon.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee had to delay the hearing with McCabe last week, after he refused to testify. Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-SC, had McCabe, among a long list of others to testify before the Nov. 3 election.
Blackburn pointed out that McCabe’s refusal to speak to the Senate Judiciary members is revealing considering former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and most recently former FBI Director James Comey was willing to testify.
She said, even though they failed to remember significant details because “they all were like, Hear No Evil, see, See No Evil” it was McCabe who may have the answers to what truly took place inside the bureau because he was connected to all the players.
Blackburn pointed out that she didn’t buy the excuses of those who testified that they couldn’t either remember anything or were unaware of certain circumstances.
For example, she told me, former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who was charged with the Russia investigation and also testified before the committee, “writes in his book, that he briefed Comey on what they were doing.”
“Here’s the thing, somebody cooked up this plot,” she said, referring the attempt to coup President Trump by propagating lies in the media and then a concocted FBI investigation into Trump’s campaign and presidency.
“Somebody gave the order to carry it out, and somebody did the dirty work,” said Blackburn. “And if you’ve got the top three saying, we didn’t know anything was going on, and Strzok saying we were out here doing this, that and the other. Well, McCabe has to know some things, he knows coming to us he would be under oath.”
I told Blackburn her suspicion about McCabe is backed up by several sources I’ve spoken with over the past month who say McCabe is at the center of Durham’s investigation.
In fact, the sources that I’ve spoken to have referred to information that McCabe was aware of, like the fact that the FBI’s primary sub-source, “in that dossier, the dirty dossier” was a suspected Russian spy that the U.S. was monitoring since 2009.
Everyday more and more evidence reveals that there was extensive malfeasance inside the FBI during the Obama administration. There’s also enough evidence to show that the investigations into Trump’s 2016 campaign advisors, like Carter Page, former National Security advisor Michael Flynn and George Papadopolous, are plagued with problems and were used to target Trump in what many have called an attempted coup of a duly elected president.
The most frustrating aspect of the nearly four years of investigations, including the Justice Department’s Inspector General’s investigation, is that no one has actually been held accountable for the malfeasance uncovered, stated Blackburn.
I agree. I said during my podcast that I constantly hear from listeners and readers, “will there ever be justice? will anyone be held accountable.”
I don’t know. But without it, our country is facing a great detriment.
The bureaucracy should not be more powerful or have more leniency than the American people in the eyes of justice.