Andrew McCabe: Mueller Report Validates Decisions Made In FBI's 2016 Trump-Russia Investigation Staff
Posted: May 30, 2019 3:29 PM
Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe joined MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Thursday to react to special counsel Robert Mueller's final statement on the Russia probe. McCabe said President Trump's accusations that he and other FBI agents who investigated the 2016 Trump campaign's ties to Russia committed "treason" were "misstatements and falsehoods." "People who know what treason means understand that nothing that the FBI did, that the Department of Justice did, or that I did, or any of the folks I worked with has anything to do with treason or plotting a coup or trying to take down a government," McCabe said. "The fact is, we at the FBI investigate Russia, and in 2016 the investigation that focused on Russia and threats from Russia took us to the president's campaign and so we did our job." "We stepped up to that responsibility and conducted that investigation," he said. "I think Director Mueller's report and his statements following the report completely validate the decisions we made. There clearly was a threat to U.S. national security in the conduct of the Russians interfering with our 2016 election."
ANDREW MCCABE: MCCABE: Yes, Mike, I could go on for another hour about that one based on my own experiences. It is personally, professionally, reputationally devastating to sustain these sorts of attacks from the leader of this country, the person charged with upholding the law, the person charged with supporting and defending institutions like the Department of Justice and the FBI. I worry about what impact