FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired over the weekend. He was set to receive top-tier retirement benefits by officially retiring on Sunday, but the ax came down just hours before.
Now, before I share with you McCabe’s official response, I think it’s beneficial to clarify the difference between a victim and someone who’s guilty of something. If someone robs a gas station, do we penalize the worker that just got robbed, or do we penalize the guy wearing the ski mask saying, “Your money or your life?” It’s pretty simple, but both McCabe and the media can’t seem to get this one right.
Here’s McCabe’s official response:
Here is the reality: I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey. The OIG's focus on me and this report became a part of an unprecedented effort by the Administration, driven by the President himself, to remove me from my position, destroy my reputation, and possibly strip me of a pension that I worked 21 years to earn.
Oh my goodness! He’s such a victim! The Department of Justice Inspector General is clearly a Trumpian stooge helping the President wage a war on the FBI. Trump’s hiding his collusion! Let’s get him!! That’s the only explanation here, right?
Well, hang on a second. First of all, McCabe isn’t the victim here. The Inspector General found evidence McCabe was leaking information to the press AND THEN he lied about it UNDER OATH. The OIG then contacted the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which is basically just a really fancy FBI term for HR, and informed them what McCabe had been doing.
To reiterate, the charges are: leaking information and lying under oath. Losing his job is the LEAST of McCabe’s worries. He might now be looking at perjury charges. So seriously... who is the victim here?
Trump had nothing to do with this investigation.
Yeah, but Trump’s Department of Justice clearly did this to fire some shots at the FBI right? COLLUSION! In actuality, Trump had nothing to do with this investigation by the Inspector General. In fact, it was actually requested during the Obama administration BY TWO DEMOCRATS.
Back then, the scandal wasn’t Russia, but who was leaking information on Hillary Clinton. Michael Horowitz was the DOJ Inspector General and an Obama appointee.
Democrats figured this was their ace in the hole to find out who was hurting Hillary. Well, now we know who was doing it, but Democrats and the media have somehow forgotten how this whole thing started and that they were absolutely thrilled when this investigation began.
Democrats HATED the FBI back when all this began, and they were looking for someone to blame. Now they LOVE the FBI, and are somehow trying to blame the President for an investigation they called for under the Obama administration --- and that is being conducted by an Obama appointee.
So again I have to ask. Who is the victim here? The person on the receiving end of a crime, or the former Deputy Director wearing the ski mask?