Facts First, or Something: CNN Hires Ex-FBI Andrew McCabe...Who Lied Multiple Times Under Oath

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Posted: Aug 23, 2019 10:00 AM
Facts First, or Something: CNN Hires Ex-FBI Andrew McCabe...Who Lied Multiple Times Under Oath

Source: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File

CNN announced Friday morning the network has hired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

Yes, it's that Andrew McCabe. He's the former official who lied multiple times under oath and to FBI agents, prompting the Department of Justice Inspector General to refer him for criminal prosecution. He was fired. A reminder of what the IG found

We found that, in a conversation with then-Director Comey shortly after the WSJ article was published, McCabe lacked candor when he told Comey, or made statements that led Comey to believe, that McCabe had not authorized the disclosure and did not know who did.  This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.5 (Lack of Candor – No Oath).

We also found that on May 9, 2017, when questioned under oath by FBI agents from INSD, McCabe lacked candor when he told the agents that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ and did not know who did.  This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor –  Under Oath).

We further found that on July 28, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview, McCabe lacked candor when he stated: (a) that he was not aware of Special Counsel having been authorized to speak to reporters around October 30 and (b) that,  because he was not in Washington, D.C., on October 27 and 28, 2016, he was unable to say where Special Counsel was or what she was doing at that time.  This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

We additionally found that on November 29, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview during which he contradicted his prior statements by acknowledging that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ, McCabe lacked candor when he: (a) stated that he told Comey on October 31, 2016, that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ; (b) denied telling INSD agents on May 9 that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ about the PADAG call; and (c) asserted that INSD’s questioning of him on May 9 about the October 30 WSJ article occurred at the end of an unrelated meeting when one of the INSD agents pulled him aside and asked him one or two questions about the article. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor –   Under Oath).

Just yesterday CNN's media "reporters" were arguing against the hiring of former White House Press Secretaries Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sean Spicer. Spicer was announced as a new cast member on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Sanders has joined Fox News as a contributor.

Here are some of the responses to CNN's decision: