For Americans waiting for the anvil to fall on Leftist traitors who tried to topple President Trump, the news about McCabe likely feels like a kick in the gut.
According to Yahoo News, McCabe has been exonerated.
Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump’s ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe’s legal team said Friday.
The decision, coming at the end of a tumultuous week between the Justice Department and the White House, is likely to further agitate a president who has loudly complained that federal prosecutors have pursued cases against his allies but not against his perceived political enemies.
The action resolves a criminal investigation that began nearly two years ago with a referral from the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which concluded that McCabe had repeatedly lied about having authorized a subordinate to share information with a newspaper reporter for a 2016 article about an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
But is this really the end? For two reasons, there may be more to this story.
First, as the article points out the people involved in exonerating McCabe may be questionable themselves.
The case was handled by the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, which was at the center of a public rift with Justice Department leadership this week over the recommended sentence for Trump ally Roger Stone. Senior Justice Department officials overruled a decision on a recommended prison sentence that they felt was too harsh, prompting the trial team to quit the case. Attorney General William Barr also took a rare public swipe at Trump by saying in a television interview that the president’s tweets about the Stone case and other matters were making his job “impossible.”
Separately, the Justice Department has begun reviewing the handling of the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
On Friday, lawyers from that office notified McCabe’s attorneys in a phone call and a letter that they were closing the case. The letter — signed by the chief of the office’s public corruption unit — did not give a precise reason, but said the decision was reached after “careful consideration” and “based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the government at this time.”
So we will wait and see on that eventuality. But there is a second reason to not panic. And that is that McCabe turned on his friends.
Recall that McCabe was the first person to say that he would not go down alone. We know that McCabe recently admitted to perjury. I’m no legal beagle, but the only way you get off is if you are innocent or a snitch.
Did McCabe snitch? I don’t know, but I suspect so. We KNOW McCabe is guilty, as he himself admitted it. Given what happened to others who did nothing and were found guilty, no amount of swamp-rattery would suffice to give McCabe a pass.
So now we wait to see what comes next. And we will know a lot more soon.
If somebody else is freed, then Americans will know we have no rights. But if somebody is indicted, then McCabe will need to be moved to witness protection.