Katie covered Friday that the hacks over at CNN decided to hire the lying Andrew McCabe who was fired by the FBI. What exactly did McCabe do to get fired? Well, in short, 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 a criminal prosecution," as Katie reported. But, keep in mind, his hiring by CNN was announced less than 24 hours after the network's Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy fretted that Sarah Huckabee Sanders was hired by Fox News and Sean Spicer landed a gig on Dancing With The Stars, worrying what it meant that people who "mislead" the American people were now given coveted slots on national TV.
So, how was the network going to gloss over the fact they just hired somebody firing for being dishonest to the American people? Apparently, they're choosing to ignore it completely.
McCabe made his first appearance with anchor Alisyn Camerota. Here's how she gleefully introduced him:
"So, we welcome him. He is joining us for his first appearance as a CNN contributor. Uhm, also, uhh, as our viewers know, I should get this in Andrew, that you were fired by the FBI 48-hours before your pension vested. You're now suing the FBI and DOJ to get your pension back. However, today, right now, we want to start with what you spent your career doing and that's counterterrorism."
Not a mention of why he was fired, and not a mention of anything of substance. CNN simply trots him out as a martyr taken down by mean, man Donald J. Trump and a beacon of truth. What a bunch of BS.
Here's Andrew McCabe's first appearance on CNN as a contributor.— Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) August 23, 2019
So exciting! pic.twitter.com/lBpCUca5gp
Congressman Mark Meadows was correct when he described this entire thing as "comical."
Andrew McCabe: fired for lying to the FBI, caught by the Inspector General for unauthorized media leaks, and—worst of all—one of the ring-leaders in spreading the debunked and disastrous "Russian collusion" conspiracy theory.— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) August 23, 2019
His reward? A paid CNN contract.
Donald J. Trump Jr hit the nail on the head. CNN has "ceased being a 'news organization'" and are a blatantly "integrated anti-Trump propaganda network."
REMINDER: Andrew McCabe was fired by the FBI for leaking and getting caught lying about it.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 23, 2019
ANOTHER REMINDER: @CNN ceased being a “news organization” a long time ago. They’re now a fully integrated anti-Trump propaganda network and they don’t even try hiding it anymore. https://t.co/LiDCq813lJ