(NationalSentinel) Politics: A high-ranking FBI official whose wife has political ties to the Clintons and their allies is now going to be involved with a specially created division investigating alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election that necessarily involves members of President Donald J. Trump’s transition and campaign teams.
What could go wrong here?
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the official – Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s No. 2 behind Director James Comey – is likely to begin receiving briefings the newly created division that will consist of 20 field agents and one counter-intelligence agent.
McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, ran unsuccessfully for a state senate seat in Virginia, where longtime Clinton bag man Terry McAuliffe is governor:
In 2015, McCabe’s campaign received $467,500 from Common Good VA, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee. The Virginia Democratic party provided $207,788 worth of mailers to McCabe’s campaign, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Additionally, the Washington Free Beacon reported four top lobbyist bundlers to Clinton also provided substantial financial support to McCabe’s campaign.
Fredrick D. Schaufeld, a venture capitalist and investment banker, sat on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee with his wife, Karen. Individuals had to raise more than $100,000 for Clinton’s campaign, the Hillary Victory Fund, the Hillary Action Fund, or any combination between the three entities, to be included on the committee.
Fox News reported earlier this week that Andrew McCabe failed to disclose his wife’s ties to a key Clinton ally:
A top FBI official who came under scrutiny last year over his wife’s campaign contributions from a Hillary Clinton ally did not list those 2015 donations or his wife’s salary in financial disclosure forms, according to records reviewed by Fox News.
The records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left the box blank for wife Dr. Jill McCabe’s salary, as a doctor with Commonwealth Emergency Physicians. And there is no documentation of the hundreds of thousands of campaign funds she received in her unsuccessful 2015 Virginia state Senate race.
Even more. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants McCabe to tell him more about the spurious “Russia dossier” that allegedly contained incriminating and sometimes raunchy information about Trump, but that has been debunked widely.
Again, Fox News:
In a March 28 letter, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told FBI Director James Comey he wants a detailed description on the involvement of Deputy Director McCabe in the investigation of Russian ties to Trump associates.
Grassley also wants to know whether McCabe’s involvement in the probe “raises the appearance a conflict of interest in light of his wife’s ties with Clinton’s associates” and whether it would merit McCabe recusing himself from the investigation.
Grassley was referring to McCabe’s wife having accepted $700,000 in political contributions facilitated by Hillary Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor, for her state Senate run.
McCabe is also being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general’s office over his involvement in the Hillary Clinton email scandal – and we all know how that turned out.
The authoritarian Left is doing whatever it can to undermine Trump, circumvent his authority and obstruct his agenda. The American people deserve to know whether Andrew McCabe is playing on their team.