CNN announced Friday morning the network has hired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
Some news: CNN announces Andrew McCabe has been signed as a contributor.— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 23, 2019
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.
Wrote this about Spicer and ABC last night, now it applies to Sanders and Fox too: How should ex-White House officials be treated when they spend months misleading the public, then seek positions of fame and privilege?— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 22, 2019
.@brianstelter: Spicer and Sanders new TV jobs "deserve outrage and backlash" because "this administration lies consistently, whether it's Sanders or Spicer or other White House aides."https://t.co/9ml69AKHVC pic.twitter.com/1Zuf5LrliE— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 22, 2019
Here are some of the responses to CNN's decision:
McCabe was fired for repeatedly lying to federal investigators under penalty of perjury & referred for prosecution by the IG.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 23, 2019
Let’s call an ?? an ??: CNN hired an established liar because he hates Trump. The high horse has been put out to pasture. https://t.co/9z1UcIatom
“We interrupt our sanctimonious high dudgeon about Spicer dancing & Sarah getting a TV gig to bring you the following news about a powerful govt official recently terminated for repeatedly lying under oath...— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 23, 2019
...now back to your regularly-scheduled lectures about Truth & Norms.”
Andrew McCabe, one of the central figures of the “Russia collusion” hoax, who was fired from the FBI for lying about his leaks to the media, has been hired by CNN, one of the media outlets that did the most to perpetuate the damaging hoax. pic.twitter.com/lvfPRCk4tb— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 23, 2019
Andrew McCabe was fired by the FBI for leaking to the media and lying to the FBI about it.— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) August 23, 2019
I guess crime does pay. https://t.co/sobQ4CQWgw
Lmao the infants who pitched a multi-day fit over Sean Spicer going on a dancing show hired McCabe pic.twitter.com/NG6KnDekLx— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 23, 2019
11 seconds after complaining about the “revolving door” between the Trump admin and Fox News, CNN brings on (disgraced) former spook McCabe.— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) August 23, 2019
Here are some more former spooks working for CNN now:
YESTERDAY: Stelter and Darcy report outrage for Spicer dancing on an entertainment show because he has no credibility.— Razor (@hale_razor) August 23, 2019
TODAY: CNN hires Andrew McCabe, whom the OIG concluded “lacked candor” multiple times under oath.