Hours After FBI Director Chris Wray Reviews House Intel Memo, Asst. FBI Director McCabe Resigns….

On Sunday night the Justice Department was granted access to view the House Intelligence Committee memo known as the ‘Nunes Memo’.  In unusual timing, last night FBI Director Christopher Wray went to the secure facility (SCIF) in the basement of the House of Representatives to view the content of the House Intel Committee memo.

Today, the FBI releases an announcement saying Deputy FBI Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe has stepped down (been removed) from his position effective immediately.

Narrative engineers immediately began applying a typical spin to the announcement away from recent discoveries of corrupt behavior of the FBI, and inferring President Trump’s admonishments of Deputy Director McCabe were the impetus for removal.

Via NBC [Andrew McCabe] … served a brief stint as acting director of the bureau after Trump fired ex-FBI chief James Comey, will remain on the payroll until March, when he is eligible to retire with full benefits, NBC said. He had been expected to leave.

Trump and some Republicans in Congress have accused McCabe of political bias, citing his role at the FBI during investigations related to Hillary Clinton and Trump. They question his role in the Clinton email probe and the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin.

Trump did not answer when asked by reporters Monday afternoon if he knew about McCabe’s move.  (read more)

It is interesting, perhaps important, to note a few things within this latest development and overlay them.

♦First, in February of 2017 we drew attention to a story of how Deputy Director Andrew McCabe approached then chief-of-staff Reince Priebus to state that the FBI saw no evidence of any Trump-Russia collusion, and the reports within media about leaks from the intelligence community toward that narrative were based on nothing.

reince-preibus-mccabe(link)

Priebus asked if the FBI could then knock down all of these media reports by issuing a statement outlining the same.  After some quick communication with FBI Director Comey, Deputy Director McCabe responded back to Priebus saying no, the FBI couldn’t issue that statement.

Within a day CNN was reporting that Reince Priebus tried to “pressure” Andrew McCabe and James Comey.   Obviously that story to CNN came directly from McCabe and/or Comey.   This example of FBI leaking to media (in 2017) is contained within a book that was just mentioned yesterday.

♦Secondly, it is not coincidental that now the Justice Department has had an opportunity to preview the Nunes memo content, we begin seeing leaks about it in the New York Times.

The Black Hat operatives within the DOJ and FBI are desperate to get out ahead of the stories.

Think about it.  The Nunes memo was available to congress for over a week, and not a single -substantive- material leak came out.  Yet, within HOURS of the Justice Department having access to the memo, the New York Times is writing about specific details contained within the memo:

WASHINGTON — A secret, highly contentious Republican memo reveals that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein approved an application to extend surveillance of a former Trump campaign associate shortly after taking office last spring, according to three people familiar with it.

The renewal shows that the Justice Department under President Trump saw reason to believe that the associate, Carter Page, was acting as a Russian agent. But the reference to Mr. Rosenstein’s actions in the memo — a much-disputed document that paints the investigation into Russian election meddling as tainted from the start — indicates that Republicans may be moving to seize on his role as they seek to undermine the inquiry.

The memo’s primary contention is that F.B.I. and Justice Department officials failed to adequately explain to an intelligence court judge in initially seeking a warrant for surveillance of Mr. Page that they were relying in part on research by an investigator, Christopher Steele, that had been financed by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.  (read more)

More on that angle a bit later….

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520 Responses to Hours After FBI Director Chris Wray Reviews House Intel Memo, Asst. FBI Director McCabe Resigns….

  1. NJF says:

    Lol

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  2. Right Mover says:

    To me, for this memo to really have a significant impact in the arena of public opinion, it’s got to directly implicate people with immense mass name recognition, or absolutely direct relation to those with the highest name recognition: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Bill Clinton. THAT will move the needle.
    Will the guilt of high-level FBI and DOJ personnel whom the low-info general public doesn’t know from Adam do that?

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  3. robins111 says:

    Watching this unfold is more fun than playing with a litter of beagle pups.

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  4. BobInFL says:

    Asking for a friend…..was he wearing a boot when he left??

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  5. AloftWalt says:

    This is so much BS. Manafort is subjected to a predawn raid and is perp walked then placed on house arrest. McCabe just steps down from his position and goes about is merry ol’ way.

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  6. Piet says:

    Learn the difference between “infer” and “imply”. There is one.

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    • cyn3wulf says:

      Don’t be a pedant.

      Usage Notes
      Infer has been used to mean “to hint or suggest” since the 16th century by speakers and writers of unquestioned ability and eminence: The next speaker criticized the proposal, inferring that it was made solely to embarrass the government. Despite its long history, many 20th-century usage guides condemn the use, maintaining that the proper word for the intended sense is imply and that to use infer is to lose a valuable distinction between the two words. Although the claimed distinction has probably existed chiefly in the pronouncements of usage guides, and although the use of infer to mean “to suggest” usually produces no ambiguity, the distinction too has a long history and is widely observed by many speakers and writers.

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  7. dagnyshrug says:

    Maybe I missed something but can someone explain why today was the first day the DOJ and FBI were allowed to read the memo? It must have been known that Wray would have to fire McCabe immediately after reading the memo.

    It is curious that today is the first day McCabe could be removed and still collect his pension. He is eligible for full retirement in March, and will be ‘on leave’ until then. That must mean he has accumulated exactly enough leave days to bridge him the time necessary to assure his pension. It appears someone figured this out beforehand and the timing was deliberate.

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    • StanH says:

      Oh yeah, the special swamp golden parachute, it was only the 4th Amendment after all.

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    • Aguila2011 says:

      Being nice guys to the enemies in our midst even as they pretend to be prosecuting crimes. Sheesh. When will this crap stop? “Well, he is one of us. We have to be nice because it could just as easily happen to me as well.” Yeah. There but for the grace of God go I.

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. jmclever says:

    My guess is that this is planted fake news with the intention of catching a leaker. Earlier Sundance stated that the FBI/DOJ assumed they new what the memo was referencing but Sundance said they were wrong bc only Nunes knew whatwad in the memo. Now the memo is about FISA warrants and the use of the Clinton/DNC/Fusion GPS dossier? something not adding up.

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  10. V says:

    1-29-18
    “McCabe Threatens to “Torch the FBI” After Forced Resignation; FBI Insider Poised to Spill All The Beans”

    https://truepundit.com/mccabe-threatens-torch-fbi-forced-resignation-fbi-insider-poised-spill-beans/

    “He was unglued,” one FBI source said.
    “Someone should keep an eye on him.”

    ———-
    Ha ha, that picture of him at TruePundit – he looks and sounds like the cheap weak thug character (“Wilmer”) in The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep:

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  11. datagooroo says:

    Maybe Wray and Rosey used the memo to trap McCabe? They gave him a copy with some bogus info, he leaked it to the NYT’s and bam, they knew it was him.

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  12. Pam says:

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    • stobberdobber says:

      Pam says:
      Jason Strahan
      @jasonstrahan9
      🔴 LIVE: House Intel Vote To Release FISA Memo-BREAKING COVERAGE https://youtu.be/J8KptZelAf8 via @YouTube#ReleaseTheMemo

      And the Dems are playing it like the Repubs are BLOCKING the release of the memo they just created to rebut. What a total Lie.

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  13. James F says:

    The only benefits McCabe deserves are from his cellmates after he becomes their ‘friend with benefits.’

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  14. simicharmed says:

    Anybody know how much time (years), McCabe has in in the FBI – specifically Law Enforcement?

    I don’t know the parameters and such for Federal Law Enforcement but States (such as California), have a PERS retirement system for Law Enforcement. That calculation is simplified as 3%@50; equating to 3% per year and earliest retirement at 50 years old. So, if Police Officer started at 20 years old, put 30 years in, he/she could retire at 90% (30 years x 3%), of their highest salary….put in 33 years, etc…can bring it to a max of 100% salary until death or longer if wife is still living.

    I’ve worked in both California and another State, the aforementioned calculation applied to both. Anybody know the Federal “rules”?

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  15. Hotlanta Mike says:

    McCabe Threatens to “Torch the FBI” After Forced Resignation; FBI Insider Poised to Spill All The Beans

    https://truepundit.com/mccabe-threatens-torch-fbi-forced-resignation-fbi-insider-poised-spill-beans/

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  16. Suzanne says:

    If Wray was the only one from the DOJ who saw the memo it is transparently obvious who leaked it to the NYT.
    I hope they are all convicted of treason, since that is what this is, and hung from the lampposts in deecee

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  17. booger71 says:

    Bug Eye Shiff is running his head about the memo…I guess the vote passed.

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  18. Pam says:

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. JAS says:

    Talk about a Blue Monday for the dimms!!! MAGA!

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  22. Bronxite says:

    McCabe stepped down from his position, did not resign from the FBI. He will use any accrued leave he may have on the ledger, playing out the string until his expected retirement date in March.
    If his security clearance is revoked, which may be an FBI condition of employment, he would have 60 days to appeal the revocation of his clearance. That process will take till March, his planned retirement date and then he would retire on schedule.

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  23. Pam says:

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  26. red6242 says:

    McCabe isn’t getting to receive full retirement benefits still is he? I heard he was, if so we are getting no justice. That can’t be true, he should be in Prison.

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  27. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    So now the Acting Deputy Director replacing McCabe is yet another Obama DeepState crony by the name of David Bowdich. Is this swamp endless or what?

    Build the wall.
    Drain the swamp.
    Lock her up !

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  28. mptc says:

    And so it goes….One (member of the Secret Society) down…McCabe will remain on the payroll until March when he retires (with full pension)…maybe a little note in his file that said “did not play well with others”. More Washington political theatre…I am on the edge of my seat (yawn).

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  29. Hopefully the latest leaks are being traced as part of the Trump Plan.

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  30. Pam says:

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  31. Marygrace Powers says:

    Prediction – Nunes memo will put McCabe
    behind bars/ ZERO retirement benefits.

    PT knows it “loser” remark /McCabe knows it/
    Everyone that read the memo knows it/
    2 morrow we ALL will know – McCabe’s in deep Schiff.

    “McCabe may also have been reacting, in part, to another growing problem beyond the corruption scandals enveloping McCabe’s leadership at the embattled FBI.

    An FBI insider with Intel inside the embattled Bureau who has vigilantly worked to uncover systemic corruption inside the FBI, is rumored to be penning a tell-all book that promises to blow the roof off the inner-workings of the FBI’s controversial 7th-Floor.

    This could spell trouble for more than McCabe.

    This story is Developing.”

    https://truepundit.com/mccabe-threatens-torch-fbi-forced-resignation-fbi-insider-poised-spill-beans/

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  32. LibertyONE says:

    There is NO indication that Dir Wray reviewed the Nunes Memo at the SCIF by himself. Could it be that McCabe accompanied Wray and BOTH reviewed the memo on Sun 1.28.. IF, this was the case, it was done purposedly. Wray looks at Mc Cabe and say’s..” Your in deep sh*t pal, now resign”.

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  33. BigJake says:

    McCabe should not be allowed to retire. Fire him.

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