FBI says top bureau official whose wife received donations from Clinton ally NEED NOT recuse himself from Trump-Russia investigation

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Apparently recusal is only for Republicans.

“Simply put, the American people should know if the FBI’s second-in-command relied on Democrat-funded opposition research to justify an investigation of the Republican presidential campaign.”

Yes. Drain the FBI swamp. Enough is enough.

“FBI Says No Need For Top Official To Recuse Himself From Trump-Russia Probe,” by Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, April 19, 2017:

A top FBI official whose wife received political donations from an ally of Hillary Clinton’s last year does not need to recuse himself from the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation, the bureau said Wednesday.

The Senate Judiciary Committee inquired last month about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s role on the Trump probe, which is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Judiciary Committee’s chairman, had expressed concerns about a potential conflict of interest given that McCabe’s wife ran a state campaign in Virginia that received $700,000 from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Clinton’s.

Grassley noted in a March 28 letter to FBI Director James Comey that the McCabes met with McAuliffe on March 7, 2015, several days after the story broke that Clinton used a private email server as secretary of state.

In the response letter to Grassley, FBI Assistant Director Gregory Bower both confirmed that McCabe is involved in the Trump investigation and denied that a recusal was necessary.

“With respect to the questions you raised regarding Mr. McCabe recusing himself from participation in this investigation, the FBI has assessed that there is no basis in law or in fact for such a recusal,” Bower wrote.

“As the Deputy Director of the FBI, Mr. McCabe is ultimately responsible for supervising all of the FBI’s investigative activities, including the investigation referenced in your letter,” he continued, adding that McCabe has been involved in the investigation since its inception.

It is believed that the FBI opened the Trump-Russia investigation last July. As part of the probe, the bureau obtained a federal surveillance warrant to monitor the communications of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign policy adviser. Former Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Roger Stone are also reportedly being investigated.

In last month’s letter, Grassley asked for details of McCabe’s handling of the case, including whether McCabe has handled an uncorroborated dossier compiled by a former British spy alleging various links between the Trump team and Kremlin.

It was reported last month that the FBI agreed in October to pay Steele to continue an investigation into any Trump ties to Russia. And on Tuesday, CNN reported that the FBI cited the salacious dossier in its application for the surveillance warrant on Page.

The FBI’s involvement with the dossier has raised red flags for Grassley since Steele was being paid for his investigation by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was working for a political ally of Clinton’s.“Mr. McCabe’s appearance of a partisan conflict of interest relating to Clinton associates only magnifies the importance of those questions. That is particularly true if Mr. McCabe was involved in approving or establishing the FBI’s reported arrangement with Mr. Steele, or if Mr. McCabe vouched for or otherwise relied on the politically-funded dossier in the course of the investigation,” Grassley wrote in last month’s letter.

“Simply put, the American people should know if the FBI’s second-in-command relied on Democrat-funded opposition research to justify an investigation of the Republican presidential campaign.”…

  • Wayne Ville … a Deplorable

    Has a demorat ever recused?

  • David L. Stinson

    Of course not. The FBI, CIA, NSA etc. are still heavily infected with
    corrupt Obama/Clinton stooges and tools. Trump STILL has not gotten
    serious about “taking out the garbage” at every federal agency. Unless
    and until he does, he can expect 10 knives in his back every day.

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    • Rob Porter

      Trump is doing a lousy job of draining the swamp. Take one look at this FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and tell me whether you see a man or a useless pansy – who’s probably ruled by his wife, his mother, and mother-in-law! The more I see of FBI and ex-FBI or CIA and ex-CIA people on tv, the more I ask what the devil went wrong in the US. Putin must be laughing at these excuses for men.

  • santashandler

    Since when does the FBI get to say whether or not there was a conflict of interest within its own agency. Of course they are going to say ‘nothing to see here, keep moving, folks.’ Trump and the Justice Dept. should immediately suspend him and his boss until any and all investigations are completed. Who’s running the show here.

  • JacksonPearson

    ALL of Obama’s FBI holdovers should be fired, NOW!
    Including Comey.

    • Jerry Dobson

      Comey first.

  • Jerry Dobson

    I thought Trump was going to drain the leftist swamp. What’s taking him so long?

  • Mahou Shoujo

    This decision should be made by an independent outside third party, not by someone directly involved. To democrat like to pass the smell test.

    • Rob Porter

      It’s about time Jim Comey was fired. We already know that he is a fraud and liar.

  • Blue Eyed Infidel

    He should be taken off the case if he refuses to do the right thing and recuse himself. Left bias. So desperate, they will grasp at anything. The DNC is the Titanic and you better get your butts in a lifeboat pronto Tonto!

  • Blue Eyed Infidel

    Abraham Lincoln fired 70 percent of his predessors appointments. Trump needs to do the same!

  • Mary Seres

    Oh for the days of J. Edgar Hoover, things like this would never happen.
    Shame on Comey. All the praises lauded toward this man in the beginning and what a disaster he has become. Makes you wonder what side of the red line he is on?

  • Ari

    Everything must be investigated, without omitting anything.
    Canadian Pascale Nadeau TV news presenter in the picture.
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    • InfidelCrusader

      Why do you frequently post pictures of newsreaders?

  • Terry

    The FBI, CIA, NSA are the most corrupt people in Government!

  • Robert Batchelor

    This sounds exactly like the Obama Administration for his 8 years in office. How many times did we hear him and his minions say, “we investigated (ourselves) and didn’t find any problems.” From the IRS, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and everything in between—the same answer. Basically, they don’t answer to anyone because apparently there’s no one that has authority over them. Scary! This bozo in the FBI needs to go bye-bye!

  • Steve

    Damn! Its a Johnny Winters look-a-like, Aunt Jemima, and Geek Squad. The dems need to upgrade that show.

  • jshacklesford

    very hard to get them fired, unions, paid leave, investigations, etc.. just look at teachers unions teachers who cant be fired and, uaw used to have people in empty rooms, collecting full salary and bennies if a car plant shut down. disgusting wastes!

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