Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe “will be fired within the week” according to a senior FBI source who says the Office of U.S. Counsel’s investigation into McCabe has “gone hot”.
The federal investigation into acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was launched after photographs were leaked showing McCabe breaking the law by actively campaigning for Democratic Party candidates.
The investigation, launched by the Office of U.S. Counsel, is currently probing whether Andrew McCabe violated the Hatch Act.
Banning FBI agents from taking part “in political activity in concert with a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group,” the Hatch Act ensures that our law enforcement officials are working to uphold the law.
The Hatch Act is incredibly important because it prohibts FBI agents from engaging in cronyism and campaigning in partisan political races.
At least that is the way it is supposed to work. James Comey’s blatant protectionism of Hilary Clinton, and now the revelations about Andrew McCabe’s Democratic Party history, raise serious questions about the nature of the D.C. swamp.
According to Circa:
The Office of U.S. Special Counsel, the government’s main whistleblower agency, is investigating whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s activities supporting his wife Jill’s Democratic campaign for Virginia state senate in 2015 violated the Hatch Act’s prohibition against FBI agents campaigning in partisan races.
The agency’s probe was prompted by a complaint in April from a former FBI agent who forwarded social media photos showing McCabe wearing a T-shirt supporting his wife’s campaign during a public event and then posting a photo on social media urging voters to join him in voting for his wife.
“I am voting for Jill because she is the best wife ever,” McCabe put on a sign that he photographed himself holding. The photo was posted on her social media page a few days before the election, in response to Dr. Jill McCabe’s plea to “help me win” by posting photos expressing reasons why voters should vote for her, according to the complaint.
Other social media photos in the complaint showed McCabe’s minor daughter campaigning with her mother, wearing an FBI shirt, and McCabe voting with his wife at a polling station.
The Hatch Act prohibits FBI employees from engaging “in political activity in concert with a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.”
It defines prohibited political activity as “any activity directed at the success or failure of a partisan group or candidate in a partisan election.”
An ethics expert told Circa the photos raised legitimate questions about McCabe’s compliance with the law.
OSC declined comment except to confirm the Hatch Act complaint was still active and under review. FBI officials and McCabe, through the FBI press office, declined comment.
The FBI has said previously McCabe consulted ethics experts to ensure he didn’t do anything improper with his wife’s campaign and that the agent didn’t believe he had ever campaigned or helped his wife’s election. That claim, however, is now being challenged by the former FBI agent’s complaint.
But it gets even worse.
In case the above information isn’t enough to convince investigators that Andrew McCabe is even more crooked than former Director James Comey, new information has come to light revealing that the acting FBI Director was even considering running for elected office as a Democrat.
But that’s not all.
It has also been revealed that Andrew McCabe had ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Newsweek reported:
“Concerns came after revelations by media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, that a political action committee affiliated with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, contributed almost $500,000 to the 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe. (She lost the election.) She also received $207,788 from the Virginia Democratic Party, which is connected to McAuliffe, a Democrat.”
WikiLeaks even tweeted about the blatant and opaque corruption.
Mail: Congress asks why FBI Deputy Director whose wife took $675,000 in Clinton related cash is on Clinton casehttps://t.co/ITMGPNJeVJ
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 2, 2016
As did Senator Dick Black.
— Senator Dick Black (@SenRichardBlack) May 9, 2017
The revelations raise questions that need answering ASAP. McCabe has no right to be investigating anyone when he is currently being investigated himself.
Is there anybody in D.C. with any honesty and integrity left? It seems that every single government employee has a shady history that is easily exposed. Money and power truly are the root of all evil.
The D.C. swamp cannot get drained fast enough.