During “CNN Newsroom” with Brooke Baldwin today, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe questioned why anyone would investigate the beginnings of the Russia probe. Perhaps it’s because the available evidence suggests he might have been involved.
Baldwin asked McCabe why Attorney General William Barr is meeting with foreign counterparts to find out more about the hoax that duped the U.S. government into spending two years and millions of dollars unsuccessfully searching for Russian collusion with the Trump campaign to steal the 2016 election.
“The first question you have to ask is, ‘Why is he doing this at all?’ The circumstances behind the opening of the Russia case are not a mystery,” McCabe said. “I have testified under oath about them as early as December 2017, Jim Comey has made comments about them publicly, I have, we both wrote books that touched on the issues, so the circumstances behind the case are widely known.”
While being paid to talk on-air as a contracted CNN contributor, McCabe questioned the validity of an investigation into his and James Comey’s misconduct. McCabe is being investigated for repeatedly lying to the FBI’s inspector general about his decisions while at the FBI. Comey has been criticized by the Justice Department watchdog for violating FBI rules. Both are implicated in applications to a secret court to spy on the Trump campaign.
Regardless of McCabe’s clear conflict of interest, Baldwin had no push back or follow-up questions for him. Instead, she steered the conversation in a direction favorable towards the mainstream media’s anti-Trump narrative, asking next if Barr was interested in promulgating Trump’s conspiracies.