Former deputy (and, for a time, acting) FBI Director Andrew McCabe could face prosecution, now that U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jesse Liu (a Trump appointee) has ruled the criminal referral against him, courtesy of Inspector General Michael Horowitz (an Obama appointee), can go forward. I was going to explain the road this case has traveled –- since April of last year –- to reach this point, but Andrew C. McCarthy has just done that so clearly that I’ll link to his commentary at the end.

But first, I want to look at one aspect of the case that, oddly, isn’t getting much attention from either conservative or mainstream media, though I think it will, certainly if McCabe is indicted and goes to trial. We’ve been focusing on the “Andy” McCabe of “Andy’s office,” where he, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and others apparently met and talked about about an “insurance policy” in the very unlikely event Trump won the election. Our focus on that has been for good reason, as he was part of a group that appears for all the world to have been “colluding” to stop the election of Donald Trump and, later, the ascension to office of a duly-elected President of the United States. Serious stuff; in fact, Joe diGenova, in and interview with Sean Hannity Thursday night, had no problem whatsoever with calling it sedition.


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McCabe and others might still face charges for actions related to this alleged conspiracy, and even the charge of conspiracy itself –- in fact, they’d sure better. But the charge we’re talking about right now isn’t directly about the effort to take down Trump. It has to do with the Hillary Clinton investigation –- oh, excuse me, “matter.”

Just a few days before the election, McCabe ordered the leak of a conversation in which the Obama Justice Department had, he said, pressured the FBI to “stand down” on their investigation of Hillary.

Say what?? That’s right, and he later got into trouble for trying to cover up the leak by lying to questioners at the FBI and even by diverting blame to his colleagues. (He was fired for this but was subsequently hired as a contributor to CNN, joining an ever-growing stable of former Obama administration officials they’ve assembled on their staff. I digress.)

So, class, what would have motivated McCabe to leak about the HILLARY investigation, when we know the DOJ was trying to minimize that as much as possible and the top FBI people wanted her to win? Anyone?


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Well, recall the story that appeared in the Wall Street Journal about McCabe’s wife receiving a donation of $675,000, a huge amount, for her state senate race (that she still lost) from a PAC controlled by longtime Clinton crony and then-governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe. This story broke about two weeks before the election, and the appearance of impropriety here was indeed staggering.

According to sources for the WSJ reporter on that story, McCabe himself had told agents back in July not to let on that they were investigating the Clinton Foundation. If true, that would ramp up the already considerable appearance of impropriety substantially.

When the reporter, Devlin Barrett, called the Bureau to ask questions about this for his follow-up to the story on McCabe’s wife’s donation, it was getting really close to the election, and Comey, as you’ll recall, had coincidentally just re-opened the Clinton email case because of classified material on Anthony Weiner’s laptop (of all places). Apparently, Comey excluded McCabe from meetings about that, out of concern that the story about his wife’s Clinton-related donation might have made the Hillary investigation look biased in her favor. (Editorial comment: even though IT WAS.)

It seems that McCabe took this extremely personally and reacted to it like a man with a wasp in his undershorts, and he decided to bend over backwards to preserve his appearance of objectivity. He called Lisa Page, who was then his general counsel, and told her to counter Barrett’s story by leaking that a DOJ official had called him to talk about backing off the Clinton Foundation probe and that he had stood strong like the mighty oak in defense of the FBI’s pursuit of her. (Of course, we have evidence now that the claim the Obama Justice Department/FBI was seriously investigating Hillary Clinton is a pile of bull droppings. I again digress.)

THAT, not anything about Trump, was the subject of the leak he ordered. And in the end, as McCarthy explained it last year, McCabe “dishonestly denied knowledge of the leak he had ordered, covered his tracks by deflecting blame, and –- when he finally admitted his role –- falsely suggested that Comey had been aware and approving of his actions. McCabe lies to his boss, he lies to his fellow agents, and he lies –- under oath –- in interviews conducted by the FBI’s internal investigators and the IG. Even when he changes his story, McCabe lies about the lies.”


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So. McCabe’s leaking was about HILLARY, not the “Trump/Russia” investigation. This makes me think that he has a lot more to worry about if he goes to trial in Washington, DC, than we might have assumed. The jury pool is going to skew heavily Democrat; these are Hillary folks. Think they are going to be objective? If McCabe had leaked information damaging to Trump, it could be argued that he’d likely walk. (He’d likely be awarded a medal, ha.) But to make himself look better, he’d leaked information potentially damaging to Hilary, and he’d also dared to say that the DOJ was pressuring the FBI to go easy on her. For that, he can never be forgiven.

Incidentally, McCabe has reportedly said that if he is indicted, his defense will be that the Justice Department was under political pressure from the Trump White House to go after him. Considering what it was that he leaked –- something in his own self-interest that implicated Hillary and the Obama DOJ, not Trump –- I don’t think that’s going to fly, even with a D.C. jury.

As for federal charges relating to the efforts to bring down Trump, all of that is separate, and decisions will come later, subsequent to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation.

Breaking Down the Report of an Imminent McCabe Indictment | National Review

Highly recommended: For lots more background and detail on the case, here’s what McCarthy wrote last year…

McCabe: Leaking and Lying Obscure the Real Collusion | National Review

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  • Sonja Missita

    09/14/2019 05:43 PM

    Great article, and very informative! It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out! Thank you for all you do - your newsletters, Fox visits, and the best weekly TV show ever are all greatly appreciated.

  • Neil Lesser

    09/14/2019 02:55 PM

    My understanding is that Hillary Clinton broke Sarbanes Lockley Law that indicates all Corporations AND Federal Government Employees must file their records in the Library of Congress. If this is the case, keeping her emails in a privately owned computer was against our laws unless the computer was located in the Library of Congress. Is it true the Library of Congress has the records of all government employee? I really don't know this to be fact. Please check on this. If not, I stand corrected.

  • Robert Reese

    09/14/2019 01:55 PM

    Governor,
    Thanks for adding clarity to this corruption. My comment is in the form of a question: Why is there no investigation into the treasonous Uranium One sale?
    Please provide an answer via email.

  • Joseph Romano

    09/14/2019 01:10 PM

    Governor - I recently started wearing new rose-colored glasses and, even though I believed not too long ago that the Clintons and the previous upper management at the FBI and DOJ would never be indicted, my feelings have changed. I'm sure AG Barr wants to be seen as an honest broker and, to leave that as a legacy, he needs to push the grand jury actions against these individuals. Too many people in the U.S. feel there is a double standard in our justice system and I do not believe he wants that impression to exist after he steps down and retires. What a jury of their peers decides after a fair trial is held is a different matter and subject to all of the evidence that has been uncovered to date, which seems to me to be pretty damning.

  • rodney burke

    09/14/2019 12:17 PM

    so hiring McCabe, what does that tell us about CNN. Hiring fired and discredited Ovomit members by the dozen? We do have sedition, we have lying, McCabe is so arrogant it makes me wanna hit him...with a 2 x 4. We thought Comey was bad. He is as arrogant as McCabe and should be in jail for obvious crimes it's DOCUMENTED he did. Oh, isn't this rich, a bunch of wealthy whites up on stage on national TV bitching about racism in America. They are the ones who CRATED racism in America by being dems! This is comical and disgusting at the same moment. I guess BETO wants a war. If he even THINKS of taking guns, there will be opposition like he has never seen.

    Oh, Castro? Rush said that was planned, he thinks Castro is bucking to be the VP for pokeyhantas. God forbid!Speaking of, it Wall street is nervous about her and want to stop, we have a HUGE problem. Speaking of sedition? Isn't what they are saying on stage borderline sedition? Are they not ALL advocating the destruction of the US government? do they not promise to destroy the constitution, bill of rights health care, take our kids away and raise them ? Is the green deal not the destruction of America economically? What does the idea to "fundamentally change America" consist of? Is this not seditious? If not what is it?

  • Rexford O Ames

    09/14/2019 11:28 AM

    Politics is and always has been to a degree( especially) to the public. noisy without any foundation. Because of that, The public as a whole has a bad taste in their mouth, regardless of where one is. Left, Right, Center, The Center has been demolished, by both sides and had lots of help from the " Media"! You know , the ones who jump allover the constitution about their right to " Free) speech. Speech is free? Right? I mean accountability, Investigation, accountability is of no consequence. I have always been under the guise that " Nothing is FREE". Have I missed something ? Oh wait. I am an independent / Interdependent , thinker. Sorry , Oop's

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    09/14/2019 11:28 AM

    If he has dirt on Hildebeest, better put McCabe in protective custody - and not in a New York City lockup ;-}

  • WILLIAM BEVINGTON

    09/14/2019 10:44 AM

    WOW and they wonder why the call it a "swamp".

  • Don Crumbley

    09/14/2019 10:33 AM

    About time! Bring it on.

  • Daniel Tracy

    09/14/2019 09:33 AM

    Justice will be served when all members of the Obama Administration are sentenced to prison ! Looks like it will take an act of God to make our government work as it should !

  • Stan V Griep

    09/14/2019 09:28 AM

    Great article here Huck! This really lines it all out. What a total swamp of corruption. I am not sure that Trust will ever come back to the FBI and I am sure the total DOJ will have trust issues when it comes to We The People. Barr is doing much to right the ship but if he does not carry things through and totally right the ship, prior to the next election, the Trust issue will loom large for decades! We are watching and we are listening and reading. We The People of this great land under God are more awake than some may think. You and your daughter have done much to keep us informed and awake. Thank you.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/14/2019 08:51 AM

    Arrest him on his CNN show or guest spot LIVE TV, awesome, see the chaos in CNN

  • stephen mitchell

    09/14/2019 08:35 AM

    Foolishness ! I'll believe it when it actually happens . Let's get the REVOLUTION started !

  • Margaret Tonkin

    09/14/2019 08:32 AM

    We need a television docudrama so we can keep all the players and deeds together. The trail wanders and backtracks so much, many readers will get lost and lose interest. Or maybe a diagram.

  • Robin Durham

    09/14/2019 08:12 AM

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

  • Beth Doucet

    09/14/2019 07:49 AM

    Thank you Mr. Huckaby for keeping us informed and breaking it down for us to understand it better. I for one really appreciate all the research you and your staff do to help us understand what’s going on in the democratic world. It turns out they may be just as untrustworthy as I had always thought they were. And they wonder why people think that! Keep up the good work!

    Thanks again,

  • Johnny Corley

    09/14/2019 07:49 AM

    I don't think any one of these scum bags will ever be charged with anything. They should all be charged with trying to over throw our government. Buy because of their standing and job titles they will walk free. This is not justice for all, only the unknown. Two different justice systems.

  • Kenneth Mask

    09/14/2019 07:35 AM

    Thank you for your astute comments and observations, which all seem to be based on substantial groundings and facts. Overall, I am at a loss understanding how government (Democrat controlled Congress) appears unable to separate itself from pandering to a false dialogue while in the meantime preventing or derailing investigations into previous administrations illegal or corrupt actions: The comment pertains to the current Democrat Congressional failures to investigate, question or litigate against all the supporting actors of the Obama/Clinton cabal during the previous reign. It seems to me that if you want to set the record straight or show your backbone, then clean your own house first before pointing out the problems of your brother/sister/neighbor's glass house.
    Please excuse, as I further digression, but how in God's Green Earth, and in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave does "McNadler' actually believe that we, "The People", the “Johns and Janes Doe” of the U.S. of A”, the “electorate,” are willing to stomach any more support to another multi-year boondoggle fishing expedition wasting money, time, and effort is to the BS based impeachment theory? Especially since "Mueller" could not justify enough evidence to wipe his fourth point of contact after conducting thousands of hours and hundreds of investigations and spending millions? The book and the Congressional Hearing did poorly. What happened to the Benghazi Attack, 1000's of classified emails, the Clinton's selling uranium to Russians, and other constitutional/federal/state based (illegal) acts?
    If this were a "gun" issue or something about a financial raise or excluding members of Congress from paying a tax that is imposed on the rest of us, the midnight oil would be burned to a crisp by the Democrat controlled Congress over the weekend and lickety-split there’d be a crazy eyed solution. You never hear the Democrat go after their own party's affiliated criminals.... you only hear crickets, as if the Democrat controlled committees and Congress were stupid silent.
    Back to the discussion: I am hoping that the McCabe investigation connects the dots and brings to justice the governmental and political participants to the events within a short time, especially before the next federal election. Also, I am hoping the concepts of a small, effective republican form of democracy embodied by our government, endowed by a free people that are empowered by the Bill of Rights and based capitalist form of economy enable all us to understand the modern world, adapt for the future and will attack/defend against real or perceived intrusions.

  • patricio amenabar

    09/14/2019 07:15 AM

    The Deep State secret agent rats are coming out of the swamp as it's being drained.

  • Anita Mae Barker

    09/14/2019 05:11 AM

    Lots of fun coming up....that is......if we can keep it straight.
    Bless you.

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/14/2019 04:31 AM

    I can't wait Mike for ALL these folks to start telling off on each other!!

  • Jody Maas

    09/14/2019 02:54 AM

    Beginning to believe we are watching the death of our beloved republic because justice is not occurring to cleanse our country.

  • judith jakub

    09/14/2019 02:30 AM

    I would NOT be surprised if he clinton cartel orders a hit on mccabe, so he won't be able to testify. I STILL feel a hit-man was used to silence Chief Justice Scalia, too, like so many other healthy young men who so mysteriously died under strange circumstances. Just MY feeling.

  • Jimmy L Humphrey

    09/14/2019 01:08 AM

    McCabe could be going to jail, HA ! HA ! Not one of these corrupt traitors will go to jail. We the people have waited tooo long for an indictment of just one of the Obama’s gang to go straight to jail, do not pass go and no collecting $200. Obama’s thugs need to give back the money this Muslim Obama gave Iran as well. Just a start. LOCK’EM UP!!!

  • suzanne Gibbs

    09/14/2019 12:46 AM

    Since it is becoming harder and harder to keep up with the lies and distortions of truth, we are extremely blessed to have you to unravel it all for us. Thank you so much.
    Suzanne

Former deputy (and, for a time, acting) FBI Director Andrew McCabe could face prosecution, now that U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jesse Liu (a Trump appointee) has ruled the criminal referral against him, courtesy of Inspector General Michael Horowitz (an Obama appointee), can go forward. I was going to explain the road this case has traveled –- since April of last year –- to reach this point, but Andrew C. McCarthy has just done that so clearly that I’ll link to his commentary at the end.

But first, I want to look at one aspect of the case that, oddly, isn’t getting much attention from either conservative or mainstream media, though I think it will, certainly if McCabe is indicted and goes to trial. We’ve been focusing on the “Andy” McCabe of “Andy’s office,” where he, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and others apparently met and talked about about an “insurance policy” in the very unlikely event Trump won the election. Our focus on that has been for good reason, as he was part of a group that appears for all the world to have been “colluding” to stop the election of Donald Trump and, later, the ascension to office of a duly-elected President of the United States. Serious stuff; in fact, Joe diGenova, in and interview with Sean Hannity Thursday night, had no problem whatsoever with calling it sedition.


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McCabe and others might still face charges for actions related to this alleged conspiracy, and even the charge of conspiracy itself –- in fact, they’d sure better. But the charge we’re talking about right now isn’t directly about the effort to take down Trump. It has to do with the Hillary Clinton investigation –- oh, excuse me, “matter.”

Just a few days before the election, McCabe ordered the leak of a conversation in which the Obama Justice Department had, he said, pressured the FBI to “stand down” on their investigation of Hillary.

Say what?? That’s right, and he later got into trouble for trying to cover up the leak by lying to questioners at the FBI and even by diverting blame to his colleagues. (He was fired for this but was subsequently hired as a contributor to CNN, joining an ever-growing stable of former Obama administration officials they’ve assembled on their staff. I digress.)

So, class, what would have motivated McCabe to leak about the HILLARY investigation, when we know the DOJ was trying to minimize that as much as possible and the top FBI people wanted her to win? Anyone?


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Well, recall the story that appeared in the Wall Street Journal about McCabe’s wife receiving a donation of $675,000, a huge amount, for her state senate race (that she still lost) from a PAC controlled by longtime Clinton crony and then-governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe. This story broke about two weeks before the election, and the appearance of impropriety here was indeed staggering.

According to sources for the WSJ reporter on that story, McCabe himself had told agents back in July not to let on that they were investigating the Clinton Foundation. If true, that would ramp up the already considerable appearance of impropriety substantially.

When the reporter, Devlin Barrett, called the Bureau to ask questions about this for his follow-up to the story on McCabe’s wife’s donation, it was getting really close to the election, and Comey, as you’ll recall, had coincidentally just re-opened the Clinton email case because of classified material on Anthony Weiner’s laptop (of all places). Apparently, Comey excluded McCabe from meetings about that, out of concern that the story about his wife’s Clinton-related donation might have made the Hillary investigation look biased in her favor. (Editorial comment: even though IT WAS.)

It seems that McCabe took this extremely personally and reacted to it like a man with a wasp in his undershorts, and he decided to bend over backwards to preserve his appearance of objectivity. He called Lisa Page, who was then his general counsel, and told her to counter Barrett’s story by leaking that a DOJ official had called him to talk about backing off the Clinton Foundation probe and that he had stood strong like the mighty oak in defense of the FBI’s pursuit of her. (Of course, we have evidence now that the claim the Obama Justice Department/FBI was seriously investigating Hillary Clinton is a pile of bull droppings. I again digress.)

THAT, not anything about Trump, was the subject of the leak he ordered. And in the end, as McCarthy explained it last year, McCabe “dishonestly denied knowledge of the leak he had ordered, covered his tracks by deflecting blame, and –- when he finally admitted his role –- falsely suggested that Comey had been aware and approving of his actions. McCabe lies to his boss, he lies to his fellow agents, and he lies –- under oath –- in interviews conducted by the FBI’s internal investigators and the IG. Even when he changes his story, McCabe lies about the lies.”


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So. McCabe’s leaking was about HILLARY, not the “Trump/Russia” investigation. This makes me think that he has a lot more to worry about if he goes to trial in Washington, DC, than we might have assumed. The jury pool is going to skew heavily Democrat; these are Hillary folks. Think they are going to be objective? If McCabe had leaked information damaging to Trump, it could be argued that he’d likely walk. (He’d likely be awarded a medal, ha.) But to make himself look better, he’d leaked information potentially damaging to Hilary, and he’d also dared to say that the DOJ was pressuring the FBI to go easy on her. For that, he can never be forgiven.

Incidentally, McCabe has reportedly said that if he is indicted, his defense will be that the Justice Department was under political pressure from the Trump White House to go after him. Considering what it was that he leaked –- something in his own self-interest that implicated Hillary and the Obama DOJ, not Trump –- I don’t think that’s going to fly, even with a D.C. jury.

As for federal charges relating to the efforts to bring down Trump, all of that is separate, and decisions will come later, subsequent to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation.

Breaking Down the Report of an Imminent McCabe Indictment | National Review

Highly recommended: For lots more background and detail on the case, here’s what McCarthy wrote last year…

McCabe: Leaking and Lying Obscure the Real Collusion | National Review

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  • Sonja Missita

    09/14/2019 05:43 PM

    Great article, and very informative! It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out! Thank you for all you do - your newsletters, Fox visits, and the best weekly TV show ever are all greatly appreciated.

  • Neil Lesser

    09/14/2019 02:55 PM

    My understanding is that Hillary Clinton broke Sarbanes Lockley Law that indicates all Corporations AND Federal Government Employees must file their records in the Library of Congress. If this is the case, keeping her emails in a privately owned computer was against our laws unless the computer was located in the Library of Congress. Is it true the Library of Congress has the records of all government employee? I really don't know this to be fact. Please check on this. If not, I stand corrected.

  • Robert Reese

    09/14/2019 01:55 PM

    Governor,
    Thanks for adding clarity to this corruption. My comment is in the form of a question: Why is there no investigation into the treasonous Uranium One sale?
    Please provide an answer via email.

  • Joseph Romano

    09/14/2019 01:10 PM

    Governor - I recently started wearing new rose-colored glasses and, even though I believed not too long ago that the Clintons and the previous upper management at the FBI and DOJ would never be indicted, my feelings have changed. I'm sure AG Barr wants to be seen as an honest broker and, to leave that as a legacy, he needs to push the grand jury actions against these individuals. Too many people in the U.S. feel there is a double standard in our justice system and I do not believe he wants that impression to exist after he steps down and retires. What a jury of their peers decides after a fair trial is held is a different matter and subject to all of the evidence that has been uncovered to date, which seems to me to be pretty damning.

  • rodney burke

    09/14/2019 12:17 PM

    so hiring McCabe, what does that tell us about CNN. Hiring fired and discredited Ovomit members by the dozen? We do have sedition, we have lying, McCabe is so arrogant it makes me wanna hit him...with a 2 x 4. We thought Comey was bad. He is as arrogant as McCabe and should be in jail for obvious crimes it's DOCUMENTED he did. Oh, isn't this rich, a bunch of wealthy whites up on stage on national TV bitching about racism in America. They are the ones who CRATED racism in America by being dems! This is comical and disgusting at the same moment. I guess BETO wants a war. If he even THINKS of taking guns, there will be opposition like he has never seen.

    Oh, Castro? Rush said that was planned, he thinks Castro is bucking to be the VP for pokeyhantas. God forbid!Speaking of, it Wall street is nervous about her and want to stop, we have a HUGE problem. Speaking of sedition? Isn't what they are saying on stage borderline sedition? Are they not ALL advocating the destruction of the US government? do they not promise to destroy the constitution, bill of rights health care, take our kids away and raise them ? Is the green deal not the destruction of America economically? What does the idea to "fundamentally change America" consist of? Is this not seditious? If not what is it?

  • Rexford O Ames

    09/14/2019 11:28 AM

    Politics is and always has been to a degree( especially) to the public. noisy without any foundation. Because of that, The public as a whole has a bad taste in their mouth, regardless of where one is. Left, Right, Center, The Center has been demolished, by both sides and had lots of help from the " Media"! You know , the ones who jump allover the constitution about their right to " Free) speech. Speech is free? Right? I mean accountability, Investigation, accountability is of no consequence. I have always been under the guise that " Nothing is FREE". Have I missed something ? Oh wait. I am an independent / Interdependent , thinker. Sorry , Oop's

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    09/14/2019 11:28 AM

    If he has dirt on Hildebeest, better put McCabe in protective custody - and not in a New York City lockup ;-}

  • WILLIAM BEVINGTON

    09/14/2019 10:44 AM

    WOW and they wonder why the call it a "swamp".

  • Don Crumbley

    09/14/2019 10:33 AM

    About time! Bring it on.

  • Daniel Tracy

    09/14/2019 09:33 AM

    Justice will be served when all members of the Obama Administration are sentenced to prison ! Looks like it will take an act of God to make our government work as it should !

  • Stan V Griep

    09/14/2019 09:28 AM

    Great article here Huck! This really lines it all out. What a total swamp of corruption. I am not sure that Trust will ever come back to the FBI and I am sure the total DOJ will have trust issues when it comes to We The People. Barr is doing much to right the ship but if he does not carry things through and totally right the ship, prior to the next election, the Trust issue will loom large for decades! We are watching and we are listening and reading. We The People of this great land under God are more awake than some may think. You and your daughter have done much to keep us informed and awake. Thank you.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/14/2019 08:51 AM

    Arrest him on his CNN show or guest spot LIVE TV, awesome, see the chaos in CNN

  • stephen mitchell

    09/14/2019 08:35 AM

    Foolishness ! I'll believe it when it actually happens . Let's get the REVOLUTION started !

  • Margaret Tonkin

    09/14/2019 08:32 AM

    We need a television docudrama so we can keep all the players and deeds together. The trail wanders and backtracks so much, many readers will get lost and lose interest. Or maybe a diagram.

  • Robin Durham

    09/14/2019 08:12 AM

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

  • Beth Doucet

    09/14/2019 07:49 AM

    Thank you Mr. Huckaby for keeping us informed and breaking it down for us to understand it better. I for one really appreciate all the research you and your staff do to help us understand what’s going on in the democratic world. It turns out they may be just as untrustworthy as I had always thought they were. And they wonder why people think that! Keep up the good work!

    Thanks again,

  • Johnny Corley

    09/14/2019 07:49 AM

    I don't think any one of these scum bags will ever be charged with anything. They should all be charged with trying to over throw our government. Buy because of their standing and job titles they will walk free. This is not justice for all, only the unknown. Two different justice systems.

  • Kenneth Mask

    09/14/2019 07:35 AM

    Thank you for your astute comments and observations, which all seem to be based on substantial groundings and facts. Overall, I am at a loss understanding how government (Democrat controlled Congress) appears unable to separate itself from pandering to a false dialogue while in the meantime preventing or derailing investigations into previous administrations illegal or corrupt actions: The comment pertains to the current Democrat Congressional failures to investigate, question or litigate against all the supporting actors of the Obama/Clinton cabal during the previous reign. It seems to me that if you want to set the record straight or show your backbone, then clean your own house first before pointing out the problems of your brother/sister/neighbor's glass house.
    Please excuse, as I further digression, but how in God's Green Earth, and in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave does "McNadler' actually believe that we, "The People", the “Johns and Janes Doe” of the U.S. of A”, the “electorate,” are willing to stomach any more support to another multi-year boondoggle fishing expedition wasting money, time, and effort is to the BS based impeachment theory? Especially since "Mueller" could not justify enough evidence to wipe his fourth point of contact after conducting thousands of hours and hundreds of investigations and spending millions? The book and the Congressional Hearing did poorly. What happened to the Benghazi Attack, 1000's of classified emails, the Clinton's selling uranium to Russians, and other constitutional/federal/state based (illegal) acts?
    If this were a "gun" issue or something about a financial raise or excluding members of Congress from paying a tax that is imposed on the rest of us, the midnight oil would be burned to a crisp by the Democrat controlled Congress over the weekend and lickety-split there’d be a crazy eyed solution. You never hear the Democrat go after their own party's affiliated criminals.... you only hear crickets, as if the Democrat controlled committees and Congress were stupid silent.
    Back to the discussion: I am hoping that the McCabe investigation connects the dots and brings to justice the governmental and political participants to the events within a short time, especially before the next federal election. Also, I am hoping the concepts of a small, effective republican form of democracy embodied by our government, endowed by a free people that are empowered by the Bill of Rights and based capitalist form of economy enable all us to understand the modern world, adapt for the future and will attack/defend against real or perceived intrusions.

  • patricio amenabar

    09/14/2019 07:15 AM

    The Deep State secret agent rats are coming out of the swamp as it's being drained.

  • Anita Mae Barker

    09/14/2019 05:11 AM

    Lots of fun coming up....that is......if we can keep it straight.
    Bless you.

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/14/2019 04:31 AM

    I can't wait Mike for ALL these folks to start telling off on each other!!

  • Jody Maas

    09/14/2019 02:54 AM

    Beginning to believe we are watching the death of our beloved republic because justice is not occurring to cleanse our country.

  • judith jakub

    09/14/2019 02:30 AM

    I would NOT be surprised if he clinton cartel orders a hit on mccabe, so he won't be able to testify. I STILL feel a hit-man was used to silence Chief Justice Scalia, too, like so many other healthy young men who so mysteriously died under strange circumstances. Just MY feeling.

  • Jimmy L Humphrey

    09/14/2019 01:08 AM

    McCabe could be going to jail, HA ! HA ! Not one of these corrupt traitors will go to jail. We the people have waited tooo long for an indictment of just one of the Obama’s gang to go straight to jail, do not pass go and no collecting $200. Obama’s thugs need to give back the money this Muslim Obama gave Iran as well. Just a start. LOCK’EM UP!!!

  • suzanne Gibbs

    09/14/2019 12:46 AM

    Since it is becoming harder and harder to keep up with the lies and distortions of truth, we are extremely blessed to have you to unravel it all for us. Thank you so much.
    Suzanne

Former deputy (and, for a time, acting) FBI Director Andrew McCabe could face prosecution, now that U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jesse Liu (a Trump appointee) has ruled the criminal referral against him, courtesy of Inspector General Michael Horowitz (an Obama appointee), can go forward. I was going to explain the road this case has traveled –- since April of last year –- to reach this point, but Andrew C. McCarthy has just done that so clearly that I’ll link to his commentary at the end.

But first, I want to look at one aspect of the case that, oddly, isn’t getting much attention from either conservative or mainstream media, though I think it will, certainly if McCabe is indicted and goes to trial. We’ve been focusing on the “Andy” McCabe of “Andy’s office,” where he, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and others apparently met and talked about about an “insurance policy” in the very unlikely event Trump won the election. Our focus on that has been for good reason, as he was part of a group that appears for all the world to have been “colluding” to stop the election of Donald Trump and, later, the ascension to office of a duly-elected President of the United States. Serious stuff; in fact, Joe diGenova, in and interview with Sean Hannity Thursday night, had no problem whatsoever with calling it sedition.


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McCabe and others might still face charges for actions related to this alleged conspiracy, and even the charge of conspiracy itself –- in fact, they’d sure better. But the charge we’re talking about right now isn’t directly about the effort to take down Trump. It has to do with the Hillary Clinton investigation –- oh, excuse me, “matter.”

Just a few days before the election, McCabe ordered the leak of a conversation in which the Obama Justice Department had, he said, pressured the FBI to “stand down” on their investigation of Hillary.

Say what?? That’s right, and he later got into trouble for trying to cover up the leak by lying to questioners at the FBI and even by diverting blame to his colleagues. (He was fired for this but was subsequently hired as a contributor to CNN, joining an ever-growing stable of former Obama administration officials they’ve assembled on their staff. I digress.)

So, class, what would have motivated McCabe to leak about the HILLARY investigation, when we know the DOJ was trying to minimize that as much as possible and the top FBI people wanted her to win? Anyone?


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Well, recall the story that appeared in the Wall Street Journal about McCabe’s wife receiving a donation of $675,000, a huge amount, for her state senate race (that she still lost) from a PAC controlled by longtime Clinton crony and then-governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe. This story broke about two weeks before the election, and the appearance of impropriety here was indeed staggering.

According to sources for the WSJ reporter on that story, McCabe himself had told agents back in July not to let on that they were investigating the Clinton Foundation. If true, that would ramp up the already considerable appearance of impropriety substantially.

When the reporter, Devlin Barrett, called the Bureau to ask questions about this for his follow-up to the story on McCabe’s wife’s donation, it was getting really close to the election, and Comey, as you’ll recall, had coincidentally just re-opened the Clinton email case because of classified material on Anthony Weiner’s laptop (of all places). Apparently, Comey excluded McCabe from meetings about that, out of concern that the story about his wife’s Clinton-related donation might have made the Hillary investigation look biased in her favor. (Editorial comment: even though IT WAS.)

It seems that McCabe took this extremely personally and reacted to it like a man with a wasp in his undershorts, and he decided to bend over backwards to preserve his appearance of objectivity. He called Lisa Page, who was then his general counsel, and told her to counter Barrett’s story by leaking that a DOJ official had called him to talk about backing off the Clinton Foundation probe and that he had stood strong like the mighty oak in defense of the FBI’s pursuit of her. (Of course, we have evidence now that the claim the Obama Justice Department/FBI was seriously investigating Hillary Clinton is a pile of bull droppings. I again digress.)

THAT, not anything about Trump, was the subject of the leak he ordered. And in the end, as McCarthy explained it last year, McCabe “dishonestly denied knowledge of the leak he had ordered, covered his tracks by deflecting blame, and –- when he finally admitted his role –- falsely suggested that Comey had been aware and approving of his actions. McCabe lies to his boss, he lies to his fellow agents, and he lies –- under oath –- in interviews conducted by the FBI’s internal investigators and the IG. Even when he changes his story, McCabe lies about the lies.”


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So. McCabe’s leaking was about HILLARY, not the “Trump/Russia” investigation. This makes me think that he has a lot more to worry about if he goes to trial in Washington, DC, than we might have assumed. The jury pool is going to skew heavily Democrat; these are Hillary folks. Think they are going to be objective? If McCabe had leaked information damaging to Trump, it could be argued that he’d likely walk. (He’d likely be awarded a medal, ha.) But to make himself look better, he’d leaked information potentially damaging to Hilary, and he’d also dared to say that the DOJ was pressuring the FBI to go easy on her. For that, he can never be forgiven.

Incidentally, McCabe has reportedly said that if he is indicted, his defense will be that the Justice Department was under political pressure from the Trump White House to go after him. Considering what it was that he leaked –- something in his own self-interest that implicated Hillary and the Obama DOJ, not Trump –- I don’t think that’s going to fly, even with a D.C. jury.

As for federal charges relating to the efforts to bring down Trump, all of that is separate, and decisions will come later, subsequent to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation.

Breaking Down the Report of an Imminent McCabe Indictment | National Review

Highly recommended: For lots more background and detail on the case, here’s what McCarthy wrote last year…

McCabe: Leaking and Lying Obscure the Real Collusion | National Review

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  • Sonja Missita

    09/14/2019 05:43 PM

    Great article, and very informative! It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out! Thank you for all you do - your newsletters, Fox visits, and the best weekly TV show ever are all greatly appreciated.

  • Neil Lesser

    09/14/2019 02:55 PM

    My understanding is that Hillary Clinton broke Sarbanes Lockley Law that indicates all Corporations AND Federal Government Employees must file their records in the Library of Congress. If this is the case, keeping her emails in a privately owned computer was against our laws unless the computer was located in the Library of Congress. Is it true the Library of Congress has the records of all government employee? I really don't know this to be fact. Please check on this. If not, I stand corrected.

  • Robert Reese

    09/14/2019 01:55 PM

    Governor,
    Thanks for adding clarity to this corruption. My comment is in the form of a question: Why is there no investigation into the treasonous Uranium One sale?
    Please provide an answer via email.

  • Joseph Romano

    09/14/2019 01:10 PM

    Governor - I recently started wearing new rose-colored glasses and, even though I believed not too long ago that the Clintons and the previous upper management at the FBI and DOJ would never be indicted, my feelings have changed. I'm sure AG Barr wants to be seen as an honest broker and, to leave that as a legacy, he needs to push the grand jury actions against these individuals. Too many people in the U.S. feel there is a double standard in our justice system and I do not believe he wants that impression to exist after he steps down and retires. What a jury of their peers decides after a fair trial is held is a different matter and subject to all of the evidence that has been uncovered to date, which seems to me to be pretty damning.

  • rodney burke

    09/14/2019 12:17 PM

    so hiring McCabe, what does that tell us about CNN. Hiring fired and discredited Ovomit members by the dozen? We do have sedition, we have lying, McCabe is so arrogant it makes me wanna hit him...with a 2 x 4. We thought Comey was bad. He is as arrogant as McCabe and should be in jail for obvious crimes it's DOCUMENTED he did. Oh, isn't this rich, a bunch of wealthy whites up on stage on national TV bitching about racism in America. They are the ones who CRATED racism in America by being dems! This is comical and disgusting at the same moment. I guess BETO wants a war. If he even THINKS of taking guns, there will be opposition like he has never seen.

    Oh, Castro? Rush said that was planned, he thinks Castro is bucking to be the VP for pokeyhantas. God forbid!Speaking of, it Wall street is nervous about her and want to stop, we have a HUGE problem. Speaking of sedition? Isn't what they are saying on stage borderline sedition? Are they not ALL advocating the destruction of the US government? do they not promise to destroy the constitution, bill of rights health care, take our kids away and raise them ? Is the green deal not the destruction of America economically? What does the idea to "fundamentally change America" consist of? Is this not seditious? If not what is it?

  • Rexford O Ames

    09/14/2019 11:28 AM

    Politics is and always has been to a degree( especially) to the public. noisy without any foundation. Because of that, The public as a whole has a bad taste in their mouth, regardless of where one is. Left, Right, Center, The Center has been demolished, by both sides and had lots of help from the " Media"! You know , the ones who jump allover the constitution about their right to " Free) speech. Speech is free? Right? I mean accountability, Investigation, accountability is of no consequence. I have always been under the guise that " Nothing is FREE". Have I missed something ? Oh wait. I am an independent / Interdependent , thinker. Sorry , Oop's

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    09/14/2019 11:28 AM

    If he has dirt on Hildebeest, better put McCabe in protective custody - and not in a New York City lockup ;-}

  • WILLIAM BEVINGTON

    09/14/2019 10:44 AM

    WOW and they wonder why the call it a "swamp".

  • Don Crumbley

    09/14/2019 10:33 AM

    About time! Bring it on.

  • Daniel Tracy

    09/14/2019 09:33 AM

    Justice will be served when all members of the Obama Administration are sentenced to prison ! Looks like it will take an act of God to make our government work as it should !

  • Stan V Griep

    09/14/2019 09:28 AM

    Great article here Huck! This really lines it all out. What a total swamp of corruption. I am not sure that Trust will ever come back to the FBI and I am sure the total DOJ will have trust issues when it comes to We The People. Barr is doing much to right the ship but if he does not carry things through and totally right the ship, prior to the next election, the Trust issue will loom large for decades! We are watching and we are listening and reading. We The People of this great land under God are more awake than some may think. You and your daughter have done much to keep us informed and awake. Thank you.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/14/2019 08:51 AM

    Arrest him on his CNN show or guest spot LIVE TV, awesome, see the chaos in CNN

  • stephen mitchell

    09/14/2019 08:35 AM

    Foolishness ! I'll believe it when it actually happens . Let's get the REVOLUTION started !

  • Margaret Tonkin

    09/14/2019 08:32 AM

    We need a television docudrama so we can keep all the players and deeds together. The trail wanders and backtracks so much, many readers will get lost and lose interest. Or maybe a diagram.

  • Robin Durham

    09/14/2019 08:12 AM

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

  • Beth Doucet

    09/14/2019 07:49 AM

    Thank you Mr. Huckaby for keeping us informed and breaking it down for us to understand it better. I for one really appreciate all the research you and your staff do to help us understand what’s going on in the democratic world. It turns out they may be just as untrustworthy as I had always thought they were. And they wonder why people think that! Keep up the good work!

    Thanks again,

  • Johnny Corley

    09/14/2019 07:49 AM

    I don't think any one of these scum bags will ever be charged with anything. They should all be charged with trying to over throw our government. Buy because of their standing and job titles they will walk free. This is not justice for all, only the unknown. Two different justice systems.

  • Kenneth Mask

    09/14/2019 07:35 AM

    Thank you for your astute comments and observations, which all seem to be based on substantial groundings and facts. Overall, I am at a loss understanding how government (Democrat controlled Congress) appears unable to separate itself from pandering to a false dialogue while in the meantime preventing or derailing investigations into previous administrations illegal or corrupt actions: The comment pertains to the current Democrat Congressional failures to investigate, question or litigate against all the supporting actors of the Obama/Clinton cabal during the previous reign. It seems to me that if you want to set the record straight or show your backbone, then clean your own house first before pointing out the problems of your brother/sister/neighbor's glass house.
    Please excuse, as I further digression, but how in God's Green Earth, and in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave does "McNadler' actually believe that we, "The People", the “Johns and Janes Doe” of the U.S. of A”, the “electorate,” are willing to stomach any more support to another multi-year boondoggle fishing expedition wasting money, time, and effort is to the BS based impeachment theory? Especially since "Mueller" could not justify enough evidence to wipe his fourth point of contact after conducting thousands of hours and hundreds of investigations and spending millions? The book and the Congressional Hearing did poorly. What happened to the Benghazi Attack, 1000's of classified emails, the Clinton's selling uranium to Russians, and other constitutional/federal/state based (illegal) acts?
    If this were a "gun" issue or something about a financial raise or excluding members of Congress from paying a tax that is imposed on the rest of us, the midnight oil would be burned to a crisp by the Democrat controlled Congress over the weekend and lickety-split there’d be a crazy eyed solution. You never hear the Democrat go after their own party's affiliated criminals.... you only hear crickets, as if the Democrat controlled committees and Congress were stupid silent.
    Back to the discussion: I am hoping that the McCabe investigation connects the dots and brings to justice the governmental and political participants to the events within a short time, especially before the next federal election. Also, I am hoping the concepts of a small, effective republican form of democracy embodied by our government, endowed by a free people that are empowered by the Bill of Rights and based capitalist form of economy enable all us to understand the modern world, adapt for the future and will attack/defend against real or perceived intrusions.

  • patricio amenabar

    09/14/2019 07:15 AM

    The Deep State secret agent rats are coming out of the swamp as it's being drained.

  • Anita Mae Barker

    09/14/2019 05:11 AM

    Lots of fun coming up....that is......if we can keep it straight.
    Bless you.

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/14/2019 04:31 AM

    I can't wait Mike for ALL these folks to start telling off on each other!!

  • Jody Maas

    09/14/2019 02:54 AM

    Beginning to believe we are watching the death of our beloved republic because justice is not occurring to cleanse our country.

  • judith jakub

    09/14/2019 02:30 AM

    I would NOT be surprised if he clinton cartel orders a hit on mccabe, so he won't be able to testify. I STILL feel a hit-man was used to silence Chief Justice Scalia, too, like so many other healthy young men who so mysteriously died under strange circumstances. Just MY feeling.

  • Jimmy L Humphrey

    09/14/2019 01:08 AM

    McCabe could be going to jail, HA ! HA ! Not one of these corrupt traitors will go to jail. We the people have waited tooo long for an indictment of just one of the Obama’s gang to go straight to jail, do not pass go and no collecting $200. Obama’s thugs need to give back the money this Muslim Obama gave Iran as well. Just a start. LOCK’EM UP!!!

  • suzanne Gibbs

    09/14/2019 12:46 AM

    Since it is becoming harder and harder to keep up with the lies and distortions of truth, we are extremely blessed to have you to unravel it all for us. Thank you so much.
    Suzanne