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Acting FBI Director Contradicts Everything White House Has Said About FBI, Is Definitely Also Getting Fired


Two key premises of White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Wednesday press conference about the firing of FBI Director James Comey were:

  • That Comey had lost the respect of the FBI’s “rank-and-file” agents by mishandling Hillary Clinton’s email case.


  • That the FBI’s investigation of connections between Russia and the Trump campaign is a minor matter—“probably one of the smallest things that they’ve got going on their plate.”

Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe testified Thursday before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing at which Comey had been scheduled to appear. Here’s what he said about Comey’s standing with the rank and file:

And here’s what he said about the importance of the Russia investigation:

Expect the White House to point out soon that McCabe’s wife once ran for office in Virginia as a Democrat. Also expect them to fire him!