Corrupt Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is asking Congress for a huge favor in exchange for his testimony. This is truly the weasel we have all suspected McCabe to be all along.
Dirty cop Andrew McCabe has gone from threatening President Donald Trump with a lawsuit to now submitting a request for immunity prior to an upcoming Congressional hearing on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation. In a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), McCabe’s attorney Michael Bromwich asked them to grant McCabe official immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony, according to Daily Caller.
Prior to receiving the letter from Bromwich, Grassley requested that McCabe testifies in front of the panel. In his 3 page letter, Bromwich oddly complained about leaks he suspects that have come out of the Department of Justice which he claims have done damage to McCabe. Specifically, Bromwich argued in his letter that the DOJ leaked information about McCabe’s criminal referral by Inspector General Michael Horowitz after finding that McCabe lied under oath. According to Breitbart, Bromwich also told Grassley that McCabe’s legal counsel has requested an official investigation into the DOJ’s alleged leaks.
Excerpt from page 2 of Bromwich’s letter to Grassley:
He [McCabe] has a credible and compelling story to tell. However, as the result of a stream of leaks from the Department of Justice, it is now well-known that the OIG has made a criminal referral to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. As you know, the grounds for such a referral is the very low standard of ‘reasonable grounds to believe there has been a violation of Federal criminal law.’ 5 U.S.C. App. 3 § 4(d). Even so, and even though Mr. McCabe committed no crime, these leaks have forced us to acknowledge the criminal referral. And, unfortunately, the stream of leaks has continued: As recently as last Thursday, additional leaks led to the reporting of specific investigative steps allegedly taken by the United States Attorney’s Office in response to the referral. We are outraged by these leaks and last Friday requested investigation by the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility into the source(s) of the leaks.
Bromwich concluded his letter by asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to grant McCabe immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony. Bromwich gave the Committee an ultimatum, saying that if they refuse to give McCabe immunity from criminal prosecution that he will invoke his 5th Amendment rights.
In my opinion, McCabe should not be given immunity from criminal prosecution. Congress and the Department of Justice should wait for the criminal referral to come full circle on McCabe and wait until he’s at the mercy of a federal prosecutor to talk about making any kind of deals.
In addition, whatever it is that McCabe has to offer should be disclosed to the Department of Justice to ensure that it will help take down other former Obama administration officials such as former FBI Director James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and many others.
Grassley reportedly responded to Bromwich’s letter, saying that he will consult with the leading Democrat on the committee Diane Feinstein before coming to a decision. In my opinion, it will be a tremendous slap-in-the-face if Congress gives McCabe immunity from criminal prosecution. He, like many other corrupt former government officials, deserve to pay the price that any other American would pay if they broke the same laws.
The noose is tightening for those who did Barack Obama’s dirty work and carried out political warfare on Trump during his presidential campaign and even after he was inaugurated. Likely, it will be all of the grunts like McCabe who see actual criminal prosecution while those at the top of the corrupt Obama cartel remain untouched unless our do nothing Attorney General Jeff Sessions decides to do the job he swore to do for the American people.