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Friday, March 16, 2018

McCabe fired

Jeff Sessions just fired crooked, lying, sneaky FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, denying him a taxpayer-provided pension bonanza just 48 hours before McCabe planned to retire on his 50th birthday.

This will cost him $60,000 annually -- or more than $1 million given the life expectancy of a white male at age 50. However, news reports are unclear as to when he would begin collecting his pension.

Look for a legal challenge, a book deal, and being officially placed on the CNN payroll after years of illegal leaks to the Fake News network.

"On Wednesday, the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that McCabe should be fired as a result of claims in the DOJ watchdog report that he misled investigators about his decision to authorize FBI officials to speak to the media about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation," CNN reported.

Sessions has solid ground to fire him.

"After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility," Sessions said in a press release.

"The FBI’s OPR then reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe. Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions."

Under McCabe's former boss, Jim Comey, the FBI aided and abetted Missus Clinton's criminal neglect of national security by making state secrets available to any hacker who could get into her unsecured private server.

The swamp is real, the media's attempts to cover-up these crimes is pathetic.

For example, NBC News reported, "When McCabe's wife, Jill, ran for the state Senate in Virginia in 2015, she accepted a donation from a political action committee controlled by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a friend and supporter of Hillary Clinton's — and that became the basis for a series of Twitter attacks from Trump."

It quoted a Trump tweet -- "Problem is that the acting head of the FBI and the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife!"

The NBC said Trump was "erroneously claiming that McCabe had a role in facilitating the contribution."

How does NBC know he had no role in that $700,000 payout to Mrs. McCabe? I want proof from NBC that McCabe was clean.

Besides, like Caesar's wife, an FBI agent must be above the appearance of suspicion.

The FBI's in-house investigation found McCabe does not deserve a pension.

Sessions had no choice but to fire the crooked, lying, sneaky McCabe.

Maybe Hillary can arrange another $700,000 payout to tide him over.

53 comments:

  1. As I recall, any of the money NOT used by Nrs McCabe could be kept as personal income in VA. So it really could have been a bribe.
    Also, didn't Mr McCabe attend partisan political events to boost her?
    JimNorCal

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    1. I expect we will find out that the campaign was making big payments to Mrs. Ohr and some other FBI sposes for consulting work.

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    2. Outstanding point. Follow the money.

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  2. "On Wednesday, the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that McCabe should be fired as a result of claims in the DOJ watchdog report that he misled investigators about his decision to authorize FBI officials to speak to the media about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation,"

    This shows you why the swamp is out of control. Why does the FBI, or any federal government agency, need an "Office of Professional Responsibility?" Maybe at some point in time this made sense, but after the problem that it was set up to address had been taken care of, why wasn't it shut down? Answer: the swamp...

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    1. Q. "Why does the FBI, or any federal government agency, need an 'Office of Professional Responsibility?' "--champ

      A. For the same reason police departments have an Internal Affairs Bureau, because very few angels in heaven apply for government jobs.
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      Question Authority. (Ask me anything!)

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    2. I didn't see a "like" button, so I'll use this section to say how much I admire your reply.

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    3. Thirded. Not sure if that's a real world...:)

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    4. Champ, you arrived at the right answer for the wrong reason. Cleaning up the mess at the FBI is like painting the Golden Gate Bridge. they start at one end, work their way across, then go back to point A and start over. Any police organization with out good oversight is subject to corruption in the way a bridge is subject to corrosion and rust. A bridge can never be moved away from the corroding influences. FBI agents are in near constant contact with the worst of society. Some times they even deal with criminals.

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  3. No one should forget that this guy's wife received $700,000 from Clinton bagman Terry McCauliffe, allegedly for her hopeless congressional campaign. And cry me a river about McCabe's pension. As we see repeatedly, lying to the FBI can result in a criminal conviction for civilians. There have to be consequences for FBI agents who lie to the FBI.

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    1. Martha Stewart was treated badly by the FBI , McCabe got what he deserved, now, what about the rest of those crooks ?

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  4. From the CBS article,

    But it will not erase the important work I was privileged to be a part of, the results of which will in the end be revealed for the country to see.

    This looks like an admission that he was part of a conspiracy to spy on the Trump campaign and get a duly elected President removed from office via soft coup.

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  5. This is interesting:

    --For those following the increasingly curious case against General Mike Flynn, events take another unusual turn today. Congressional investigators have shared a set of unredacted text messages between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his cohort DOJ Attorney Lisa Page which reveal a personal friendship between Agent Strzok and Flynn’s initial presiding judge Rudolph Contreras.--

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/16/contreras-recusal-conflict-fbi-agent-peter-strzok-friends-with-flynn-judge-rudolph-contreras/

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    1. Thanks. Another good post at Conservative Trehouse/The Last Refuge. Please read.

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  6. If as some hypothesize, McCabe might be facing charges from the IG and SC.

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    1. He can't face charges from the IG - the IG has no power to charge anyone.

      The IG passes along any evidence of criminal activity to its DOJ supervisor, which can then consider charges and investigate further if it chooses to.

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  7. Don, he still gets his pension but he can't get it right away and he doesn't get an enhanced multiplier. CNN says that he will lose out on about a half million dollars in uncollected benefits over the next 7-12 years (he's 50).

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  8. Here's the good part: Peter Strzok and his bimbo have daily sessions of gut-wrenching, waiting for the summons to come to them. Think of day after day of worrying gut-wrenching, waiting for the shoe to drop.

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    1. I prefer the actual shoe to drop, as the biggest problem with this whole situation is whether or not the people responsible for dropping the shoe will do it, or rather do what Obama's people did, and just poo poo anything untoward that reflects badly on him; or will they actually carry out their responsibility and actually prosecute the people who have committed crimes? This question is key; because if they actually do PROSECUTE the people who have committed crimes, rather than do what Comey did for Hillary, where he listed a litany of crimes that would get anyone else sent to jail, and then say nobody would prosecute this... I work with this type of information. If I did what Clinton did, I would be in jail today. She should NOT have a separate standard.

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    2. At TheConservativeTreehouse, it is thought that it was likely that Stryck, Page, and a couple others at the center of the scandal have been flipped, and have been cooperating with the OIG for some time now, probably since last summer.

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  9. Some justice at last. Please let this be the crack in the dam that leads to bursting half the dam all the way to the bottom!

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  10. $60,000 a year? Think it's ways more than that.
    An IRS friend retired at 52, getting 80% of her pay pre-retirement. There is an automatic increase of 3% per year. She is making 110% of her pre-retirement salary right now.

    Since the swamp doesn't let us know how much we are paying the swamp dwellers, it's reasonable to guess $60,000 is too low.

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  11. That is something. In the creaky world of the federal bureaucracy someone actually got hit. And a Big One at that.


    Now, I know many want to whine about how many are not caught...

    whine
    WHine
    WHINE@!!~!!!!!

    I do not how to say "Welcome to reality" while also saying "Got that beggar!"

    If someone does, I'll give you a helping hand.

    - Mikey NTH

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  12. Where do you get the $60,000 figure?

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  13. As I understand it, according to the rules governing such political contributions, any leftover money becomes the personal property of the candidate, who can do whatever they want with the money--return it to the donors, or put in in their personal checking account, and spend it for any purpose they want.

    I also note many comments in various articles pointing out that the $750,000 that was contributed to McCabe's wife by McAuliffe's PAC and the Democrat party was far in excess of what had been spent on such VA State campaigns in the past.

    Meaning that there could well have been a substantial amount of that money left.

    You figure it out.

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  14. "'The NBC said Trump was 'erroneously claiming that McCabe had a role in facilitating the contribution.'

    "How does NBC know he had no role in that $700,000 payout to Mrs. McCabe? I want proof from NBC that McCabe was clean."

    McCabe deserves nothing less than hard time for lying to the FBI. Screw the pension, I want him in jail with Buba.

    But your demand (that NBC prove he did nothing) is just not logical: you are demanding that he prove did not do something, which is a logical impossibility because you cannot prove a negative.

    How can you, or any one of your readers, prove (s)he has not embezzled money, molested kids or had a sexual liaison with a goat?

    The burden of proof lies on those who accuse to prove guilt, not on those who were accused to prove their innocence.

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    1. There's where you're wrong. McCabe is an officer of the court. Ass such, he has an ethical responsibility to not just avoid impropriety, but the APPEARANCE of impropriety. Taking money in any form from the political opponent of the guy you're supposed to be investigating is far beyond ethical boundaries, no matter if there was any quid pro quo. She took the money, McCabe failed to reveal the payoff of recuse himself, done.
      If this had been an organized crime investigation in Newark and everybody had had Italian last names, NOBODY in the FBI building would have hesitated to call it a bribe.
      By the legal ethics that apply to everyone NOT a connected Democrat, McCabe was dirty the moment his wife accepted that check. No proof needed.

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    2. Isn't the entire "Trump colluded with Russia" the same thing where Trump has to prove he didn't? There is no evidence and why the Special Council on this is such a Travesty of Justice!

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  15. His signing bonus at CNN, effective tomorrow morning, will be double what he loses from the firing.

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  16. "Maybe Hillary can arrange another $700,000 payout to tide him over"

    Hillary is too calculating to be paying money to someone who can no longer help her. Besides which, her income stream has been greatly reduced.

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  17. Heh, Don beat me to it. That's the same passage in the NBC story that leapt up at me. "Trump erroneously accused" blah, blah, blah like the Media knew about McCabe's pure motives. They can't even report a straight story without editorializing and they think we are too stupid to notice!

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  18. Remember, McCabe is the third person ("Andy") who was mentioned in the emails between FBI special agents Strzok and Page in connection with the "insurance policy" in case Trump won the 2016 election. The implication of those messages is that the three of them were to meet in McCabe's office to discuss the "policy." It looks to me as if McCabe was up to his eyeballs in the plot to undermine Trump.

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  19. Public position in the swamp / Clinton crime syndicate depends on several factors. First is ideological purity. Second is to NEVER drop the con. Third is to always smile while lying.
    McCabe just couldn't get the smile part handled.

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  20. A slot on CNN?
    Will he be broadcasting from Club Fed?

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  21. The BHO regime will go down as the most corrupt in American history. The dimm party built Animal Farm on the Potomac and the only way to save the Republic is to make sure every single swamp-dwelling comrade is brought to justice for his or her treason.

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    1. It should, but it won't. Academia and Hollywood write history these days, and they are every bit the corrupt gatekeepers that their pals in what passes for journalists these days are.

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    2. They expanded on the disaster created by Worthless Willie and HiLlARy. The corruption is so entwined I don't see how we can assign one evil to Barry and another to them. They are part of the same cabal, three of Medusa's many heads.

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  22. It was mentioned above that McCabe's office (presumably with him in it) was apparently used to discuss the "insurance policy". Which is a good reason to use him as the example, if he was unwillingness NY, or unable, to set an example for the 33k or so FBI employees who reported to him. Also keep in mind, in regards to his lack of candor that:
    - he failed to report the $700k on his conflict of interest form, esp considering that Clinton was under investigation at the time by his agents (including Stryck) for her use of her and L legal email server.
    - he personally signed the FISA warrant applications for Carter Page for the FBI, despite knowing that it was based in great part on the salacious, uncorroborated, Steele Dossier, that had been funded as opposition research by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, and that Steele had lied to the FBI about disclosing the contents of the Dossier to the press.

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  23. $700k for a state Senate race? Did anyone investigate to see if McAuliffe ever gave another state Senate candidate that much?

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  24. Corrupted politicians, judges, and high-level government employees must get triple penalties (as with RICO) because they are far more powerful and damaging to our freedom than any mob.

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  25. Hoping this is the first of an Imelda Marcos-sized number of shoes to drop. Glad Jeff Sessions took this action.

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  26. Coming soon to a theater near you! McCabe and Mrs. Clinton! A moody story about a (basically) divorced woman and a drifter hooking up for love and money. Don't miss it!

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  27. It is policy to disclose her contribution from DNC and he did not, that alone requires firing

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  28. Clean up the FBI then use it to drain the swamp?

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  29. Dear Mr MCcabe: I read your letter, and chuckled over how many 'atta boys' you remember. But, like any bridge builder can tell you, it only takes one 'oh shit' to negate every 'atta boy'. God Bless.

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  30. McCabe will collect his full pension. Who wants to bet against this scenario:

    a) Within a week, McCabe is hired as congressional staff by anyy one of a hundred Dems, e.g. Adam Schiff, Kamala Harris, etc.

    b) the time he spends "working" for said Congressional will be counted toward pension credits.

    c) McCabe gets his full pension

    d) Whaddaya gonna do about it, suckers?

    Anyone want to bet against this scenario?

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    1. I'll bet your next paycheck.
      McCabe was fired, full stop. Even assuming he could pass the civil service requirements to get hired on as someone's staffer, his federal employee pension stops at the moment he got the boot. I've seen some dispute as to if he can collect some lesser amount, but last I checked around my (local/state government) employee contract, if I'm fired for cause my pension is forfeit and I don't collect a dime.

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    2. Oddly, private employment does not work that way. Under ERISA, you have vested rights.

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  31. What's so odd about it? People get fired in the private sector all the time to avoid paying retirement.

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  32. Take your bet, DaveP:

    http://retirement.federaltimes.com/2011/08/03/retirement-benefits-of-fired-federal-employees/

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