FBI second in command, Andrew McCabe, whose wife received campaign contributions from Clinton bag man Terry McAuliffe to the tune of over $400,000 dollars testified under oath before congress on Wednesday. During that testimony he made an utter fool of himself. First he claimed that parts of the Trump dossier had been confirmed but when he was pressed to tell the committee members what parts have been confirmed, the best he could do was to say that Carter page did go to Russia.
How did the FBI confirm this? Simple. Page told them he went to Russia. The problem is that the dossier didn’t merely say he went to Russia, it said that he met with Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin and a Russian government official named Igor Diveykin. Both are closely allied with the Kremlin. It also claims that Page and manafort worked together to create a back channel with Russia. Page and manafort have never even met and McCabe was unable to verify the alleged meetings Page had in Russia.
According to Fox, McCabe stood by the document’s credibility. But as the network reports:
But when pressed to identify what in the salacious document the bureau had actually corroborated, the sources said, McCabe cited only the fact that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had traveled to Moscow. Beyond that, investigators said, McCabe could not even say that the bureau had verified the dossier’s allegations about the specific meetings Page supposedly held in Moscow.
From The Daily Caller
Fox also reports that McCabe was unable to recall when he learned who funded the dossier.
It was revealed in October that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee financed the report. The law firm that represented the campaign and DNC hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS in April 2016 to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia. Fusion then hired Steele, a former MI6 officer based in London.
According to Fox, McCabe’s signature was on documents which establish “his knowledge of the dossier’s financing and provenance.”
So, why was McCabe so evasive? It should be pretty obvious by now that the FBI used what they knew to be a sheet of lies to get warrants to do illegal surveillance, which still didn’t turn up anything and denying any of the facts of the case would have opened him up to charges of Contempt of Congress.
I just hope when the whole truth comes out, Sessions is long gone from the DOJ, so that we can get some trials and long prison sentences for those who broke the law.