When Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of the FBI exchanged politically-charged texts about an “insurance policy,” presumably to keep (or, if came to that, kick) Donald Trump out of the Oval Office, they referenced a meeting in “Andy’s office.”
"Andy," as far as anyone can tell, is FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, as Lisa Page was at that time McCabe’s legal assistant. McCabe, according to FOX News reporter Catherine Herridge, was known as a member of then-FBI Director Jim Comey's "skinny inner circle," a tight group who were at the center of all big discussions and decisions. And, today, just weeks from retirement, McCabe was removed from his job by FBI Director Christopher Wray, who reportedly read “the memo” about politically-motivated FISA abuse yesterday. (Side note: it appears that McCabe will still be eligible for his pension. Your tax dollars at work!)
Due to huge conflicts of interest, “Andy” should never have been involved in the investigation of either Hillary Clinton or President Trump in the first place. When his wife was campaigning for a seat in the Virginia state legislature, she received a contribution from Hillary Clinton ally (I'd say “bagman”) Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in the staggering amount of $700,000. (Additional side note: even with all that money, her campaign was unsuccessful.) His failure to recuse himself at the outset from both these investigations is completely unacceptable. (He finally did recuse himself from the Clinton investigation --- one week before the election!)
Unsurprisingly, this hasn’t stopped former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder from praising McCabe on his way out the door. Holder writes: “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is, and has been, a dedicated public servant who has served this country well. Bogus attacks on the FBI and DOJ to distract attention from a legitimate criminal inquiry does long term, unnecessary damage to these foundations of our government.”
Well, McCabe may have been a dedicated public servant, but his removal in this context certainly makes one wonder exactly what he was dedicated to. (Judicial Watch has been trying for some time through FOIA requests to get McCabe's text messages from the FBI, but, in other breaking news, has been informed that won't be happening.) Increasingly, it appears likely that he was dedicated, along with some top-level cohorts at the FBI, to making sure Hillary was our next President. There's nothing "bogus" about getting to the bottom of that.