McCabe and Obstruction of Justice

Sara CarterMultiple former FBI officials, along with a Congressional official, say that while there may have been internal squabbling over the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation at the time, there was allegedly another “stand-down” order by McCabe regarding the opening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email for official government business.

McCabe’s stand-down order regarding Clinton’s private email use happened after The New York Times first reported Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules in March 2015 and before the official investigation was requested by the Justice Department toward the end of July 2015.

Now, if Trump -- the elected President who actually has the authority to make such determinations-- did that, the media would be screaming Obstruction of Justice and calling for impeachment immediately. An even stricter standard should apply to McCabe, who was not elected.

I don't know how FBI investigations usually start or if McCabe issues stand down orders like this regularly, but it seems unusual. And McCabe is personally tainted by the money donated to his wife's campaign in 2016, and his other actions towards the Clintons.

If the reports of a stand-down order are true, McCabe has a big problem, on top of potential prosecution for lying and leaking. And if he points upstairs and said Obama told him to do it? Well, that'll leave a mark on the legacy, that's for sure. Not that it isn't pretty dinged up already. And if McCabe says the DOJ issued the stand down order and he was contesting it -- as the leak to the WSJ claims -- well, then the DOJ looks bad, and they have the same problem.

This entry was published Wed Apr 25 09:44:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-04-25 09:44:37.0. [Tweet]

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