A few items have accumulated during the election hysteria, but I haven't had time to post it, what with my busy dog walking schedule and all, but it looks like it's gonna rain all day, so I might as well clean the digital cupboard.
So, did you hear Andy McCabe
lied testified to the Senate
yesterday? Sundance has the videos. Andrew McCabe Testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee – Livestream. Maybe, just maybe, I'll get around to listening to it today. The WaPoo has
it's usual slanted story, McCabe reiterates FBI believed ‘the president might himself pose a danger
to national security’. Yep, he and his squeeze, Lisa Page, who really hated Trump just happened to
think he was a danger to their jobs national security.
Republicans sought to press McCabe on some of the detailed decisions that the bureau made in the case — though McCabe said that he did not have a perfect memory or awareness of the topics of some of their inquiries, and that the FBI had denied him the opportunity to review his notes from that period. McCabe, who authorized the investigation into Trump for possible obstruction, was fired from the bureau in March 2018 over allegations he had misled investigators exploring a media disclosure; he is suing over the termination.
The committee’s chairman, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), pressed McCabe in particular about intelligence recently declassified by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, indicating that Hillary Clinton had approved a plan to try to tie the hacking of Democratic emails by Russia to the Trump campaign and that information was passed from the CIA to the FBI. Ratcliffe has indicated that the intelligence was not verified and that it was not clear whether it reflected “exaggeration or fabrication” by Russia. Democrats noted it would also not be a crime to make negative allegations against an opponent.
Asked how many agents the bureau had assigned to examine the information, McCabe responded he was “not aware that any agents were assigned to investigate,” before being interrupted. He noted the information went to Comey and another FBI agent. Graham expressed frustration that the bureau had moved aggressively to investigate Trump but not explored that tip.
“You can’t live in a country where they take a CIA lead and put it in the garbage can . . . that’s got to stop. You can’t have two standards,” Graham said.
Sundance, Donald Trump Jr: “Declassify Everything”…. Althouse cites serial leaker of classified information David Ignatius who says anonymous sources tell him, "President Trump’s senior military and intelligence officials have been warning him strongly against declassifying information about Russia..." Gina Haspel. Sundance again, Key Nunes Aide, Kash Patel, Named Acting Defense Secretary Chief of Staff… and General Michael Flynn Provides Insight/Advice on Current Election Dynamic…