McCabe’s Lawyers Say: Obama’s Team Will Defend Him – Obama’s Team Say: ‘What, Huh’?

A leak from McCabe’s legal team to their Lawfare ally at Politico, Natasha Bertrand, ends with a spectacular fail; highlighting a series of events entirely apropos of the McCabe character.   This is just too darned funny.

Andrew McCabe’s legal team tell Politico journalist Natasha Bertrand that Obama officials were lined up to speak as character witnesses in his defense.  To support their claim team McCabe leak’s an email written to the DOJ.  Ms. Bertrand then writes an article:

(Politico) A cavalcade of Obama-era national security leaders have committed to testify on behalf of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should he face trial over allegations that he misled officials about leaks to the media.

[…] If McCabe ultimately does face charges, he’ll have some big names lined up as character witnesses. The high-ranking ex-officials who have committed to defending him include former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former national security adviser Susan Rice.

Mary McCord, a career DOJ attorney who oversaw the government’s Russia probe as acting head of the DOJ’s National Security Division, and David Cohen, the No. 2 at the CIA from 2015 to 2017, are also lined up to speak on McCabe’s behalf.

McCabe’s legal team previously asked DOJ to overrule the prosecutors’ indictment recommendation, but were rebuffed, according to a person familiar with the matter. The lawyers wrote an 11-page legal analysis, entitled “Reasons Not To Prosecute Andrew McCabe,” as part of their effort to convince DOJ not to bring charges.  (read more)

Immediately after publishing the article, Ms. Bertrand began receiving some rather snarky responses. John Brennan, James Clapper, Eric Holder and Susan Rice will appear as character witnesses?  Seriously?

The team outlined by McCabe’s lawyers are notoriously well known public fibbers themselves including:  CIA Director John Brennan (who lied to congress about spying on the Senate intelligence committee); DNI James Clapper (who lied about the NSA gathering metadata on Americans); former AG Eric Holder (who was held in contempt of congress for lying); and Susan Rice (infamous for lying about the Benghazi YouTube video).

The public responses to Ms. Bertrand’s propaganda article on behalf of her Lawfare allies was immediate, pointed and quite accurate.  However, a few hours later, Ms. Bertrand had to walk-back the entire premise of her article:


It would appear the claims made by Andrew McCabe; which were based on communications also shared with potential DOJ prosecutors; were made without ever contacting Brennan, Clapper, Holder and Rice for their consent.

Yes, that’s correct.  Andrew McCabe, who is being accused of lying under oath, lied about the production of character witnesses who the defense claimed were going to speak about McCabe’s integrity.  In essence, he lied about the character witnesses.

You just can’t make this stuff up folks.

An epic fail, based on lies, entirely apropos of the character of Andrew McCabe.


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303 Responses to McCabe’s Lawyers Say: Obama’s Team Will Defend Him – Obama’s Team Say: ‘What, Huh’?

  1. Don McAro says:

    If a bird can fly…how come a fly can’t bird….Idiots

    Liked by 3 people

    • sundance says:

      Liked by 39 people

    • fhb says:

      this was IS a very very public threat to all listed, and communication to line up behind mcaabe and protect him from prison or else

      Liked by 6 people

      • huecowacko says:

        “…would also serve as fact witnesses…”

        And, they don’t want to perjure themselves on such insignificant matters as the facts of the case re McCabe, regardless of McCabe’s rather public request for support.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Bill Durham says:

          McCabe is smart enough to know that his lawyers are not representing him. They are representing the higher ups. He has to worry that he is the fall guy. If you don’t know who is the mark at the poker table, it means that you are the mark. Maybe they think Trump will be satisfied with McCabe on his wall and a few deals on the maga agenda. “Hey POTUS, how about we give you McCabe and the wall funding and you call off the dogs”???

          Liked by 5 people

          • usayes says:

            Then not a single one of them have read Art of the Deal. They are all toast.

            Liked by 6 people

          • SwampRatTerrier says:

            Settle for McCabe? LOL

            It’s far too late for that!

            Liked by 3 people

          • Arrest Soros says:

            A few points of note for me.
            * That list is in alphabetical order, not in order of seniority
            That tells me the Lawfare group got a list of potential allies together but the release was premature, possibly to send a message to those on the list….”HEELPPP…. or else.”

            * When they say “dealing with these issues regularly effects ones memory”, what they’re really saying is “look yes, we lied in the past, but these things happen when you deal with these issues regularly”. LMAO you can’t make this $hit up.

            * We now have a short list of fellow deep state seditious travellers. Do any of them still work for government or still have security clearances?
            Use the list to clean out the house.

            This was such bad judgement by the Lawfare group. They must be desperate.
            But why should they be desperate? McCabe is just one of many to them.
            But wait, maybe they are desperate because McCabe is telling them “get me off or I spill the beans. I’m not taking the fall for everybody.”

            Liked by 3 people

      • UncleGrumpy says:

        yes, it was a warning to his co-conspirators not to leave him dangling in the wind, or else. The fuse is lit.

        Liked by 3 people

  2. Harlan says:

    Character witnesses include … a bunch of co-conspirators and traitors to this country.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Kaco says:

      Yeah, McCabe’s team lied about a bunch of liars who were going to lie about McCabe’s character. Great witnesses!

      Liked by 18 people

    • Rhoda R says:

      Not only are they a bunch of co-conspirators, they are a bunch of people who don’t want to get anywhere near a court of law and be vulnerable to questioning under oath. Publicly.

      Liked by 17 people

    • dwpender says:

      Wouldn’t it be something if many of these so-called character witnesses wound up indicted as co-conspirators along with McCabe in some much more significant case?

      Liked by 9 people

    • Austin Holdout says:

      Sounds like McCabe’s secret coded message number 2 to his co-conspirators and traitors to me. Remember the last message when he announced that if he went down he was taking others with him. Now that it looks like he’s going down, he’s saying “OK look co-constirators, can you at least show up and say what a great guy I am?” And co-conspirators be like “Nah, we already have 62 plans in place to deal with any possible contingency. We just pulled out #14 ‘Pin the whole thing on McCabe’, so we’re going to go with that. P.S. Just in case you get any more bright ideas about taking people down with you, remember we got Epstein in solitary confinement”.

      Liked by 4 people

      • TreeperInTraining says:


        These are the people he was referencing when he said he would take “them” down with him.

        I think McCabe thought he was more badass than the 7th floor guys. He will find out otherwise, imho. As always, somebody has got to take the fall.


      • trialbytruth says:

        that was my first thought as well.

        Help me out boys pull some strings you will be called to testify but it wont be for character, it will be to spread around the blame.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Richard Whitney says:

    I was looking forward to their testimony. They could broadcast the cross-examination on pay-per-view, charge $99 per session, and eliminate the national debt.

    Liked by 12 people

  4. Bill Durham says:

    Lawfare isn’t exactly racking up the wins since POTUS 45 showed up. LA Law had a better win loss record.

    Liked by 15 people

  5. hoghead says:

    How can you tell old andy m. is lying his butt off? (He’s speaking, of course.)


  6. The Gipper Lives says:

    Obama’s Team: “…McCabe? Never heard of the guy. Wait–was he the gangster Joe fought at the pool?”

    Liked by 14 people

  7. Brian Colley says:

    I believe McCABE to be a traitor and should be tried as such.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Cash says:

    Perhaps this is a crazy way of warning all these folks that he will not go down alone. If they won’t be his character witness, they will be witnesses.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Angel Martin says:

      Yes. That’s my assessment as well. Same as when James Wolfe was going to call members of the Senate Intel Committee.

      Liked by 9 people

    • dd_sc says:

      Along the same lines as James Wolfe’s lawyers saying they would be calling members of the Senate Intelligence Committee for his trial about lying to investigators and leaking information to Ali Watkins.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Exactly what I was thinking to….

      Pullin’ a Wolfe

      But in order to do this…….you have to be
      1)in a subordinate position to people STILL IN POWER
      2) at least SLIGHTLY LESS corrupt than them in comparison

      In this case NEITHER apply.

      (Although the second one is a toss up…
      McCabe’s evil was somewhat restricted to the States while Brennan was free to do evil
      as part of his JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

      Liked by 2 people

    • Isman says:

      I think you are on to something here, and it’s interesting who’s on the list and who’s not. For example, no Comey. And what’s Holder doing there? Could it be for something they were both involved with while he was AG?

      Liked by 3 people

      • amflyalex says:

        Welp, looks like there is one who WOULD have sung McCabe’s praises as a character witness. Holder’s tweet from Jan 29, 2018, the day McCabe was “removed” from office:

        “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is, and has been, a dedicated public servant who has served this country well. Bogus attacks on the FBI and DOJ to distract attention from a legitimate criminal inquiry does long term, unnecessary damage to these foundations of our government.”

        Maybe he has had a change of **cough** (IG report) **cough** heart.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Cash says:

      Thinking on it a bit, he just might be saying that Obama will be a witness. And I am sure he does not want to be.


  9. Mac says:

    So he was depending on the Obama team, eh? Well, “Honest Andy” McCabe is now learning what everyone who deals with the devil comes to realize: “Thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell.”

    Liked by 4 people

    • vikingmom says:

      Obama ALWAYS looks out for the interests of one person, and one person alone…himself!! And, interestingly enough, so does Hillary Clinton. I am very much looking forward to the death match between the two of them when it all hits the fan!

      And the poor MSM – whose side will they take? Sadly, we know it WON’T be the side of truth!!

      Liked by 2 people

    • rayvandune says:

      I wonder if Andy’s life insurance policy is all paid up, because the person he does have something on is that nice lady who gave his wife $750K for her first-ever fun for elected office.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Uncle Al says:

    In essence, he lied about the lying character witnesses.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. SpotTheSpook says:

    The secret Republican plot to make liberals look like idiots, better known as operation “Just let them speak”, is working perfectly.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Blue Wildflower says:

      Sorry, I disagree, I think the GOP would be part of that plot and not even know it. The plot is a President Trump plot and it is working great.

      Liked by 2 people

      • SpotTheSpook says:

        The secret Trumpian plot to make liberals look like idiots, better known as operation “Just let them speak”, is working perfectly. ~There, I fixed it for you.


  12. Bob says:

    Many of us would really like to see the truth come out, and the crooked Neanderthals face the consequences. We cannot continue as a country with the separation from obligations and truth from responsibility. Hope they all get what they deserve.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. Doppler says:

    Somehow I’m reminded of McCabe’s threat that, if he goes down, he’ll take everyone else with him.
    There’s an old DC defense lawyer saying I recall hearing from Edward Bennett Williams that I think is related: “Let’s keep everyone inside the tent, pissing out.” [As opposed to some people standing outside and pissing in.] Another old joke, “what do you mean ‘we,’ Kimo Sabe?”

    I do think that a likely defense line for many of these perps is that they didn’t know about this or that step that was inappropriate, so from what they did know, what they did was right and legit. Sorting out who knew what when will be a challenge if they all stay inside the tent. However, it seems likely some of these perps have already rolled over, and then there are all the texts and other messages these genius counter-intelligence people didn’t know would come back to bite them. Let’s hope they’ve all been perjuring themselves under oath and on the record unaware of the proof against them. Relying on McCabe’s apparent assumption. As a veteran FBI agent, he should know well the prisoners’ dilemma and how it inevitably works out.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Sharpshorts says:

      The Lone Ranger and Tonto were camping in the wilderness. After they got their tent set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says,”‘Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?”
      The Lone Ranger replies, “I see millions of stars.”
      “What that tell you?” asked Tonto.
      The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says, “Astronomically-speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time-wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you,Tonto?”
      “You dumber than buffalo… It mean someone stole tent.”

      Liked by 9 people

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Sorting out who knew what when will be a challenge if they all stay inside the tent

      Not with the FISA…….

      Simply look at the signature pages.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Aeyrie says:

      They won’t stay inside the tent. There’s another old saying: “There is no honor among thieves.” One of the reasons, not the main one of course, but a useful one for keeping this kabuki play going for so long, is that each day that passes brings the stress levels of the guilty parties closer to the breaking point. It’s a head game. Eventually everyone will run out of the tent and it will be every person for him/her self.


    • JL says:

      What is the origin of the reporting of that threat?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sharpshorts says:

        It was “reported” that McCabe said that – I don’t recall if a source was attributed other than the usual “a person in a position to know“. Whether or not it was made up or accurate – who knows?
        I have been unable to find where or who reported it first.


  14. Justmom says:

    So McCabe lied about calling some famous liars to lie under oath that McCabe isn’t a liar??

    Liked by 9 people

  15. WRB says:

    It sounds like McCabe just listed all the names he will turn against if they don’t play ball and help him. He also gave the prosecution a membership list in the cabal. I hope they use it wisely.

    Liked by 16 people

  16. Free Speech says:

    If this d1ck McCabe had ANYTHING to do with the deaths of those 50+ Americans in Las Vegas, I hope he has a short stay in Guantanamo, followed by a swift execution.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Looks like a Prosecutor’s Shopping List.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. joebkonobi says:

    Ohh…this is good. Will Mcabe take it like a man or squeal like a pig? I hope for the latter. Game on!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. The Gipper Lives says:

    Yes–Andy is saying “You WILL be my character witnesses–or else.” Trouble is, they have their own CYA issues, not to mention covering for the Mob Bosses.

    And you can’t be a character witness without going under oath. Ruh-roh!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. I view it as a deliberate veiled threat by McCabe in that it can be inferred that those folks named have significant exposure themselves should he (McCabe) need to cooperate to save his reptilian skin……

    Liked by 10 people

  21. dougofthenorth says:

    Just an idea, but is it possible this is a warning shot across the bow of co-conspirator’s?
    “I go down, it all goes down” kinda like you had better be in my corner cause I aint goin to jail alone?

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Dee Paul Deje says:

    Those of the kind of character witnesses you want when you want a longer sentence.

    Liked by 6 people

  23. Brian in CA4 says:

    Character witnesses aren’t any good if they’re just going to plead the 5th. That will be the case if it starts looking like our DOJ is actually going to indict some of these criminals.

    Liked by 7 people

  24. GSparrow says:

    Maybe McCabe’s lawyers can replace the 3 erroneously named character witnesses with Joe Biden, Bob Mueller and Christopher Steele.


  25. Benedict Comey says:

    More likely handy Andy is sending a warning to his coconspirators about who goes down with him…


  26. L4grasshopper says:

    “Andrew McCabe, who is being accused of lying under oath, lied about the production of character witnesses who the defense claimed were going to speak about McCabe’s integrity. In essence, he lied about the character witnesses.”
    Actually, SD, McCabe was *determined* to have lied under oath by the DOJ, as this was the basis for his employment termination less than 48 hours from qualifying for early retirement 🙂

    The issue is whether *the fact of his lying under oath* will be used to prosecute him.

    It should…if only to perhaps encourage this corrupt liar of “singing” about other corrupt actors in the whole Trump coup attempt.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Johnny Boost says:

    Hillary is writing his suicide note as we speak. Just as soon as she puts down her vodka glass.

    Liked by 4 people

  28. jello333 says:

    Hmm… didn’t McCabe say that if he goes down he’s taking a bunch of others with him? Well alrighty then…

    … your move, Andy.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. Dee Paul Deje says:

    “I’d like to help you son, but I’ve got problems of my own.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Wait………If you consider his list of character witnesses, he actually just named all the people involved in this….

      Kinda movin on up……Soon Jug Ears and the Hag will be named

      McCabe better get some protection….

      Liked by 5 people

  30. John Davis says:

    Dumb as a box of rocks. Dunce on parade.


  31. Lulu says:

    Put him in big boy prison with general pop – that would be a riot.


  32. Shyster says:

    They are also calling Bill , Hillary, Michael Cohen, Avenati, Andrew Weissman and Jussie Smollet… lol

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Hanuman says:

    Do Trial balloons equal to LIES?


  34. MCG says:

    The list of people mirrors Sidney Powell’s motion to compel Brady material. Two trains on the same track speeding into opposite ends of a tunnel.

    Liked by 3 people

  35. Atpooka says:

    Mccabe/Flounder: Will that work?
    Comey/Otter: Hey, it’s gotta work better than the truth


  36. littleanniefannie says:

    New play opening in DC soon. It’s called As the FBI Turns subtitled Hail, Hail the FISA’s All Here!

    Liked by 1 person

  37. MLK says:

    I think McCabe was both flushing out the following, and warning them as to who he will drop a dime on if prosecuted:

    “The high-ranking ex-officials who have committed to defending him include former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former national security adviser Susan Rice.”

    Liked by 3 people

  38. billybob says:

    Proverbs 11:3
    The integrity of the upright guides them , but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them .

    It’s a story as old as man and a truth as old as time .

    Liked by 3 people

  39. Genie says:

    No problem. Rachel Jeantel and Kato have agreed to step in for the backsliders.

    Liked by 2 people

  40. The Gipper Lives says:

    Caveat: this case is being handled by Liu. It will likely therefore be like Barry’s Iran Deal negotiations in which both sides pretend they’re not on the same team.

    Liked by 2 people

  41. ozymandiasssss says:

    Unfortunately, this does kind of validate SD’s proposition from some time ago that the Obama camp walks on all this. Best to look to the Clinton camp for possible indictees, if any. Which bothers me since I believe Brennan is part of the Obama camp.

    Liked by 2 people

  42. Johnny says:

    Comey will testify possibly against McCabe if he is indicted and goes to trial.

    Now that is a hell of a conundrum. Who will be telling the truth? Will the jury convict a man on the words of a know liar? Or will they ignore one liar and convict because he is a liar?

    Or will they release him because the A-Team of assembled liars all lie again and say McCabe is a straight arrow?

    Damn my head hurts from all the lying gymnastics


  43. pucecatt says:

    Funny his closest colleagues weren’t on that list , Comey , Page , Strozk, Baker etc …

    Liked by 1 person

    • Greg1 says:

      Seems logical to think they might be surprised, and a little worried, that he did NOT call them as character witnesses.

      Perhaps that’s enough to get them worried enough to perhaps find some people to testify to………….and about………….

      Liked by 1 person

  44. ATheoK says:

    “McCabe’s Lawyers Say: Obama’s Team Will Defend Him”

    Sure they will…

    Then McCabe will serve as a character witness for John Brennan; then Jim Clapper, Then Comey… Oh yeah, all of the conspirators will lie for each other.

    Sure they will… They’re all waiting to hear they’re going to be deposed. Next up, an interrogation. A ten foot pole distance from McCabe is too close for these characters now.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Ron Thompson says:

    My guess is that he’s warning those who he named. “Back me up or else.”


  46. Kameron Dunn says:

    Believe it or, our local Democratic County Committee has invited McCabe to be their featured fall dinner speaker this Saturday. $80 a ticket for an hour of candor-lacking drivel


    • Republicanvet91 says:

      It would be worth the 80 bucks to attend to ask why Comey, Baker, Page and Strzok were left off his list.

      Or if his lawyers are from Dewey, Cheatum and Howe for publicizing a list before talking to the people listed.


  47. The Red Pill says:

    McCabe will be the first to go down.

    Watch the rats scramble as soon as it is obvious it will NOT end well for Andy.


  48. Bogeyfree says:

    Are character witnesses under oath? If so, can you cross examine a character witness?

    Liked by 3 people

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