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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Don't let McCabe escape justice

Media martyr Andrew McCabe is willing to sing like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in exchange for immunity from prosecution for his criminal activities.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley should just say no.

Evidently, McCabe has the goods on Jimmy the Weasel Comey.

"A lawyer for McCabe wrote to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday seeking a guarantee of immunity for McCabe's testimony before the panel, writing that the former FBI official would plead the Fifth if prompted to testify otherwise," the Hill reported.

The negotiations may explain the delay in an inspector general's report on the Obama administration's abuse of the FBI.

CNN broke the story, quoting a letter to Grassley from Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for McCabe.

"Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case," the lawyer wrote.

I don't think so.

I say let the inspector general handle this because Shineboy Andrew McCabe deserves prison time just like Comey does.

Just a reminder that when Jeff Sessions canned McCabe in March, the media rose to McCabe's defense.

Breitbart today recalled an old press release from Bromwich in April.

"A little more than a month ago, we confirmed that we had been advised that a criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney’s Office had been made regarding Mr. McCabe," Bromwich said.

"We said at that time that we were confident that, unless there is inappropriate pressure from high levels of the Administration, the U.S. Attorney’s Office would conclude that it should decline to prosecute. Our view has not changed."

McCabe is sweating having to pay for his criminal abuse of power.

I trust Grassley won't give him a way to avoid justice.

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24 comments:

  1. I hope they don’t give immunity, unless it reeks in the big fish - Sotero and Rodham.

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    1. I believe that that is exactly what is afoot.

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    2. The question is who can Comey roll on. Lynch? Short haired black women of a certain age ain't going to jail for NOBODY. Who she?... BILL? That almost seems fruitless, pointless, counterproductive. Bag Bill-for what? - and I think Hillary has a bloody shirt to wave in the public eye, that or a divorce.

      All veree interesting, if not more misdirection.

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    3. Strzok / Page texts - being run from White House. I think they're going whale hunting.

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  2. Perhaps some attorney can clarify the law, but as I understand it the power of Congress to grant immunity is of dubious Constitutionality UNLESS the testimony has been compelled by Congress. If McCabe is the one who requests the immunity, wouldn't the DoJ have the explicit seperation-of-powers authority to ignore the grant of immunity and prosecute him? I suppose the DoJ would have a difficult time in finding any trial judge who would ignore the Congressional action and allow the prosecution to proceed, especially if the immunity deal had gotten the prior approval of the courts.

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  3. Don -

    I can't agree - but I cannot argue with you. The problem is - McCabe is a very small fish to fry, while the names and info he has can make toast of the top echelon!

    He is just trying to save his skin - but he can give up the goods on the bigwigs - and those are the real and serious perps behind matters.

    Perspective.

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    1. P.S. He will still receive "justice" - perhaps not as much as many would desire, but he is not the one we seek. Easy trade-off to get the real big-wigs behind McCabe. I believe that is precisely Donald's goal.

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    2. Who beyond Comey can he sell?

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  4. If McCabe is asking for immunity it's game over. The rest of the thread will start unwinding, and nobody in this endeavor will have a string to cling to. Any details are just icing on the cake. - Elric

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  5. Immunity is a bit of a stretch but it doesn't hurt to try. Best he can hope for is a little leniency or a reduced sentence. They've already got the goods on him so he doesn't need to testify against himself. Don't know why Congress wants to hear from him either. He's already toast.

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    1. He knows the names - the players. Get that?

      McCabe is small fry. The names he knows are huge!

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    2. Did anyone in Watergate get immunity? John Dean?

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    3. Dean didn't get immunity from the Special Prosecutor. (Not sure about Congress.) He was allowed to plead guilty and got four months in a federal kindergarten in Maryland. Without his testimony, the case against Haldeman, Erlichman and Mitchell was almost laughably weak.

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  6. Too ambitious.

    “Reduced sentence” is more realistic than “immunity”.

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  7. This isn’t the Obama Administration, where immunity was passed out like Halloween candy. MAGA also means justice is served.

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  8. He'll have to give up the same info when he pleads guilty.

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  9. Sounds like an episode of LAW & ORDER where one big fish gets immunity to squeal on a bigger fish who gets immunity to squeal on an even bigger fish who gets immunity...

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  10. C’mon guys. Let’s not fall into the same trap as the Demmies, pinning all their hopes on one guy. In their case, it’s Muh-ler. In ours, it’s McCabe and maybe the IG. Let the process run its course and we’ll see what shakes out.

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  11. I hope he testifies, is forced to testify. And yes, he'll take the 5th -- proving he committed crimes, tho not proving exactly which crimes and how.

    Let's get the indictments going, no more immunity. The internal FBI evidence/ email deleters should also start sweating about destruction of evidence, in clear violation of FBI policy.

    McCabe should go to jail. And not alone. His going to jail, now, is more important than any new evidence he has.

    This might not have been true 14 months ago, but is now. Value of evidence changes over time, from discovery to confirmation, to extra confirmation.

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  12. If he pleads the Fifth, then it'll be a good reason to establish some sort of bureau to investigate things that are criminal at the federal level.
    Wow. Wouldn't that be cool? A Federal Bureau of Investigation that actually investigated like a gumshoe or flatfoot, and didn't just try to flip perps or plea bargain for miniscule sentences.

    The people involved in this mess, from two former presidents and their spouses on down, need to be brought to justice.

    Plus, take away their security clearances NOW. We need no more Sandy Bergers.

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  13. Grant it if he's willing to give up Mueller/Rosenstein corruption.

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  14. McCabe wants above all else to keep his pension. If he gives up names that lead to indictments, let him keep his pension.

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  15. The Big Fish in this entire sordid affair is Barak Obama.

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  16. When this finally gets to court, what state will it be tried in? DC? I would like to to be in West Virginia.
    Just being sarcastic. The crimes and criminals are in DC. What kind of judges will convene? I don't think I will live long enough to witness end of this mess.

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