Former acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director believes Trump could be a Russian asset

Posted February 21, 2019

Gowdy said that the reason McCabe would level an accusation like that is because he knows that the lawmakers are not allowed to discuss anything that is said in a Gang of Eight meeting, so they can't refute him.

The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russian Federation investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.

The person was not authorized to talk about those discussions publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

President Donald Trump has certainly not been afraid to speak out against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but a former aide to ex-FBI director James Comey said that what Trump hasn't said speaks volumes.

Bill Hemmer asked Spicer what he learned from McCabe's media interviews.

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President Donald Trump has lashed out at key officials involved in the US special counsel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

"Do you still believe the President could be a Russian asset?" asked CNN's Anderson Cooper during an interview with McCabe on "Anderson Cooper 360". In several of his TV interviews, McCabe has claimed that opening up an FBI investigation into the president's supposed "ties" to Russian Federation was absolutely warranted. "That's kind of what we thought through".

"This President is undermining the role of law enforcement, undermining the role of our intelligence infrastructure and negatively impacting the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and across the intelligence agencies, (and their) ability to protect this country on a daily basis", McCabe said.

McCabe charged that the inspector general report that was used to justify his firing was the result of improper command influence, with it being clear that the President wanted him gone before his scheduled retirement date.

Last spring, after the Justice Department's inspector general found that McCabe had made a leak to the media "designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership", and "lacked candor-including under oath-on multiple occasions", he was sacked by former attorney general Jeff Sessions. This is largely because the very same media enterprises that have produced softball interviews with McCabe have also run with the same preposterous Russian collusion claims for nearly three years.