Fox News host, Laura Ingraham, has reported a scoop on the upcoming Inspector General report which focuses on the firing of Andrew McCabe earlier this month. The report hasn’t been released to the public yet but Ingraham, on Thursday, had on her show two GOP representatives who have both seen a copy.
“He didn’t lie just once, he lied four times,” Rep. Jim Jordan said. He continued, “He lied to James Comey. He lied to the Office of Professional Responsibility and he lied twice under oath to the Inspector General.”
Rep. Mark Meadows also commented, “Everybody is saying this is political in nature, but when you read the report you see that it’s not political because under oath and certainly with the investigation, it was a real problem.”
Meadows continued saying that the Attorney General’s decision not to appoint a second special prosecutor was “extremely disappointing.”
Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote a letter to Reps. Goodlatte and Gowdy and Sen. Grassley in which he said he would not be appointing a second special counsel but had asked a US attorney in Utah to look over some of the issues and determine whether further investigation was warranted.
“I don’t know why the Attorney General keeps postponing this,” Jordan said. He added, “Everyone in town knows we need a second special counsel to get to the bottom of this.”
Meanwhile, some who support McCabe set up a “Friends of Andrew McCabe” GoFundMe site to solicit money for his legal defense yesterday.
“A statement on the GoFundMe internet page unveiled earlier on Thursday said the goal was to raise $150,000 from the public but it was raised to $250,000 because of a response that “has been remarkable and beyond our expectations.”
After just one more day, the page has raised $440,515. Here’s what the page itself says the money will be allocated towards:
“Media reports indicate that at a minimum, there are a number of congressional inquiries that he will be required to respond to, as well as the broader Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigation that is ongoing, and any potential lawsuits he might consider.
Mr. McCabe’s legal team is being led by former Department of Justice Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich at Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP.”
So it seems as if McCabe is readying to go on the attack against the IG report. McCabe has previously said the IG investigation was part of an administration effort to discredit him:
“The OIG’s focus on me and this report became a part of an unprecedented effort by the Administration, driven by the President himself, to remove me from my position, destroy my reputation, and possibly strip me of a pension that I worked 21 years to earn. The accelerated release of the report, and the punitive actions taken in response, make sense only when viewed through this lens.”
Take a look at the interview with Reps. Jordan and Meadows and let us know what you think.
Credit: Hot Air