The NY Times and the rest of the establishment media widely reported that days before he was fired, Comey asked for more staff to cover the Russia investigation. Some in the media claimed it was the day before the firing.
Their information came from the usual unnamed, anonymous sources. Media used to. understand that was gossip, not fact worthy of reporting.
Joe Scarborough said, “His appeal was made to Rod J. Rosenstein, whose memo was used to justify Mr. Comey’s abrupt dismissal on Tuesday.”
It’s a lie. The FBI is “adequately resourced” according to McCabe and he knows of no such request.
This is the establishment at work, not only establishment media, but also the establishment in Congress, including some Republicans. They want to destroy Donald Trump and that is all they care about.
Any outrageous and hypocritical argument will do. They don’t even try to pretend they’re honest brokers.
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said during testimony today, “I think that for the Russia investigation we are adequately resourced.”
He added that they don’t ask for staff for one investigation: That is not how we operate. We are well-funded for all investigations proceeding, he said.
McCabe is under investigation himself by the Inspector General for not recusing himself during the Clinton investigation while his wife ran for Congress as a Democrat with funds supplied by close Clinton allies.
Senator Grassley wants to know if McCabe cooperated with Democrat opposition research to justify the Trump-Russia investigation.
McCabe said the investigation into Russia interference in the election in collusion with the Trump campaign is “highly significant”.
He also said during testimony that Comey enjoyed “broad support” among the Bureau staff but many were upset by the Clinton case.
He promised to speak up if anyone tries to impede the Russia investigation and he will not inform the Trump Staff about the investigation. More importantly, he said Trump and his staff have not tried to interfere in the election.
Andrew McCabe says the Russia investigation is “adequately resourced,” but says he will seek more if needed https://t.co/PSYLGdk7Yb
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 11, 2017
Grassley’s letter follows: