Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hopelessly ignorant UK decided to have early RussiaGate relationship with John Brennan whose fired FBI pal "Andy" McCabe now faces criminal charges and seeks immunity in exchange for his Congressional testimony. Without it he may have to plead the 5th


 March 2018, Andrew McCabe was fired from FBI for lying under oath on multiple occasions. Despite John Brennan's emotional outburst blaming Trump for "Andy's" firing, Trump wasn't involved in the decision which was "based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official....The FBI's OPR...reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe. Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor--including under oath--on multiple occasions." (More detail in Epoch Times article below). Mr. Brennan of course was Obama's CIA director and now has a job with NBC and MSNBC. The UK was very proud of its early partnership with  Brennan on RussiaGate. GCHQ is UK's NSA equivalent:

Brennan, ap
"According to one account, GCHQ's then head, Robert Hannigan, passed material in summer 2016 to the CIA chief, John Brennan. The matter was deemed so sensitive it was handled at "director level". After an initially slow start, Brennan used GCHQ information and intelligence from other partners to launch a major inter-agency investigation [into alleged Trump team links with Russia]." April 13, 2017, "British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia," UK Guardian, Luke Harding, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Nick Hopkins. Above Brennan, Samantha tweets via, 3/17/18, "Unhinged John Brennan and Complicit Samantha Power React To Andrew McCabe Firing," tcth, sundance


Fired former FBI official McCabe requests immunity in exchange for his testimony:

June 5, 2018, "Fired FBI Director Andrew McCabe Requests Criminal Immunity in exchange for Congressional Testimony," tcth, sundance 

"Wait, what? We’ve obviously come a full 180° from the place where Democrats were proclaiming McCabe’s innocence; and we’ve entered the phase where McCabe is requesting criminal immunity in exchange for testimony about what he knows of the corrupt FBI operations in 2016 and 2017. [Worm Turning Speech Increases]

In a series of letters going back and forth between Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Michael Bromwich, the attorney for fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Bromwich is requesting criminal immunity in exchange for cooperation.

On May 31st, 2018, Chairman Grassley invited Andrew McCabe to testify [SEE HERE]; On June 4th Bromwich responded [SEE HERE] Grassley is requesting emails McCabe said he sent to Comey about talking to the media. According to McCabe, despite his false statements to FBI and INSD investigators (under oath), his conduct was with the full knowledge of FBI Director James Comey. Grassley was asking for proof. Bromwich responded by saying McCabe doesn’t have the emails, the current FBI does.

Chairman Grassley followed up requesting a copy of the Non Disclosure Agreement signed by Andrew McCabe which blocks McCabe from producing the requested documents [SEE HERE] and Grassley also responds to the request for criminal immunity....

"While I have not yet done so, I am willing to discuss with the Ranking Member your request that the Committee consider seeking a court order compelling you to testify under a grant of immunity. However, under 18 U.S. Code § 6005, seeking such an order requires a two-thirds vote of the Committee, and even if that were to occur, the Justice Department would then have a formal opportunity to delay any testimony and attempt to persuade the Committee not to proceed. Before even beginning to consider whether to initiate that process, the Committee would need to know a lot more about the anticipated scope, nature, and extent of your testimony. The Committee could then informally consult with the Department to solicit its views before deciding whether to proceed formally.  (read more)"

According to CNNGrassley has set the Judiciary hearing for next Monday, but it could be delayed, as the inspector general’s report--while a moving target--is still not public yet. Sources familiar with the report describe it as a massive undertaking, walking through the events leading up to the 2016 election over roughly 500 pages. 

[CNN twitter] "NEW: Andy McCabe--under investigation--seeks immunity as part of deal to testify before Grassley's panel next week. He may have to plead Fifth if he doesn't get it. Grassley also wants Comey and Lynch to appear before panel on IG report. @LauraAJarrett— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 5, 2018""


More on IG report about McCabe: "The Inspector General found that McCabe lied to Comey once and lied under oath to investigators on three different occasions in 2017." 

4/14/18, "McCabe Leaked to the Media to Boost Himself and Lied to Cover It Up, Investigator General Finds," The Epoch Times, By Ivan Pentchoukov 

"Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe authorized a leak to the Wall Street Journal to boost his profile and then lied about it to his boss and investigators, according to a damning report by the Inspector General of the Department of Justice....

McCabe authorized FBI senior attorney Lisa Page to leak to Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barret, the report states. The leak led to an Oct. 30, 2016, article in the Wall Street Journal that disclosed for the first time the existence of an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

Page is not named in the report, which refers to her instead as “Special Counsel.” Texts between Page and top FBI official Peter Strzok show that both were involved in executing the leak.

McCabe authorized the leak at a time in 2016 when his impartiality was in question. Wall Street Journal had just reported that Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Democratic Party had donated $675,000 to the state senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe.

As deputy director, McCabe was authorized to disclose the existence of the Clinton Foundation (CF) investigation, but only if the disclosure was a matter of public interest.

McCabe ordered the leak to “rebut a narrative” “that questioned McCabe’s impartiality in overseeing FBI investigations involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and claimed that McCabe had ordered the termination of the CF [Clinton Foundation] investigation due to Department of Justice pressure,” the Inspector General’s report states.

McCabe then proceeded to lie about ordering the leak. The Inspector General found that McCabe lied to Comey once and lied under oath to investigators on three different occasions in 2017. 

“However, we concluded that McCabe’s decision to confirm the existence of the CF Investigation through an anonymously sourced quote, recounting the content of a phone call with a senior Department official in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership, was clearly not within the public interest exception,” the report stated.

McCabe announced that he would be stepping down from his role in January and went on leave, expecting to retire with a full pension in March. Sessions fired him days before he would become eligible for a lifetime pension.

McCabe’s lawyer, Michael Bromwich, issued a statement after the report was released, arguing that the report lacks a motive for McCabe’s alleged leak and subsequent lies.

“It is undisputed that Mr. McCabe was one of three senior FBI officials authorized to share information with the media, including on sensitive investigative matters,” Bromwich said in a statement, according to Fox News. “He chose to exercise that authority in October 2016, during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the bureau, with the knowledge of Director Comey and other senior members of FBI management. His purpose was to protect the institutional reputation of the FBI against false claims, including that a sensitive investigation was being shut down for political reasons.”"

McCabe, Rosenstein, Getty

McCabe and officers, Getty

Two images above, scenes from McCabe's waning days as an FBI employee, via The Epoch Times


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