“Very Pissed Off” Obama DOJ Made “Dramatic” Call To McCabe To Quash Clinton Probe

As the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation pressed on during the 2016 election, a senior official with the Obama justice department, identified as Matthew Axelrod, called former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe – who thought the DOJ was pressuring him to shut down the investigation, according to the recently released inspector general’s (OIG) report.

The official was “very pissed off” at the FBI, the report says, and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the Justice Department considered the case dormant. –Washington Times

The OIG issued a criminal referral for McCabe based on findings that the former Deputy Director “made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor – including under oath – on multiple occasions.”

McCabe authorized a self-serving leak to the New York Times claiming that the FBI had not put the brakes on the Clinton Foundation investigation, during a period in which he was coming under fire over a $467,500 campaign donation his wife Jill took from Clinton pal Terry McAuliffe.

It is bizarre — and that word can’t be used enough — to have the Justice Department call the FBI’s deputy director and try to influence the outcome of an active corruption investigation,” said James Wedick – a former FBI official who conducted corruption investigations at the bureau. “They can have some input, but they shouldn’t be operationally in control like it appears they were from this call.”

Wedick said he’s never fielded a call from the Justice Department about any of his cases during his 35 years there – which suggests an attempt at interference by the Obama administration.

As the Washington Times Jeff Mordock points out, Although the inspector general’s report did not identify the caller, former FBI and Justice Department officials said it was Matthew Axelrod, who was the principal associate deputy attorney general — the title the IG report did use.

Mr. McCabe thought the call was out of bounds.

He told the inspector general that during the Aug. 12, 2016, call the principal associate deputy attorney general expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the Clinton Foundation investigation during the presidential campaign. –Washington Times

“According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking ‘are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’” the report reads. “McCabe told us that the conversation was ‘very dramatic’ and he never had a similar confrontation like the PADAG call with a high-level department official in his entire FBI career.”

The Inspector General said in a footnote that the Justice official (identified separately as Matthew Alexrod) agreed to the description of the call, but objected to seeing that “the Bureau was trying to spin this conversation as some evidence of political interference, which was totally unfair.”

Axelrod quit the Justice Department on January 30, 2017, the same day his boss, Deputy AG Sally Q. Yates was fired by President Trump for failing to defend his travel ban executive order. He is now an attorney in the D.C. office of British law firm Linklaters LLP.

Axelrod told the New York Times he left the department earlier than planned.

It was always anticipated that we would stay on for only a short period,” said Alexrod of himself and Yates. “For the first week we managed, but the ban was a surprise. As soon as the travel ban was announced there were people being detained and the department was asked to defend the ban.”

The Washington Times notes that those familiar with DOJ procedures say it is unlikely Axelrod would have made the call to McCabe without Yates’ direct approval.

“In my experience these calls are rarely made in a vacuum,” said Bradley Schlozman, who worked as counsel to the PADAG during the Bush administration. “The notion that the principle deputy would have made such a decision and issued a directive without the knowledge and consent of the deputy attorney general is highly unlikely.”

Given that Andrew McCabe may now be in a legal battle with the Trump DOJ, the Obama DOJ and former FBI Director James Comey – who says McCabe never told him about the leaks which resulted in the former Deputy Director’s firing, it looks like he’s really going to need that new legal defense fund.

 

via www.zerohedge.com

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17 comments

  1. ummmm! a new name appears in the stinking mess, Matthew Axelrod, another added to the knee deep in corruption, with the corrupt clinton foundation

  2. THE STINKING DEMORATS ARE SOOOOOOOOO GUILTY OF A VERY LONG LIST OF CRIMES, FROM PETTY THIEFT TO MURDER. AND THEY HAVE THE BALLS TO SAY DO NOT INVESTIGATE. I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF CLINTON AND ANY OF HER PEOPLE ,STOLE CANDY FROM A BABY. DEMORATS ARE LOWER THEN LOW THEY COULD STAND UPRIGHT UNDER A SNAKE’S BELLY.

  3. The DEMONcrats have evolved into a very UN-American criminal organization and a scourge on our Nation. They should be disbanded and never again allowed to participate in any political organization ever again. The Usurper that almost made Amercia a shit hole country and the THING (good thing she was elected) should be jailed along with the Attorney General, the highest echelons of the FBI, and DOJ.

  4. It’s past time to take Hillary down. I just read an article about the Obama and Hillary 16 year coup de tah, and it is disgusting. The two of them were working on a plan to have Hillary to become President in 2016 and then she would completely distroy the Constitution, 1st & 2nd amendment and then start WW111 and have millions of Americans killed and start a government that would be completely totalitarian and rake in billions of dollars. They both need to be given a life long vacation in GITMO.

  5. Obama DOJ Made “Dramatic” Call To McCabe To Quash Clinton Probe!!!

    this corrupt obama obstruction, doesn’t surprise me

    it use to at 1 time, but not anymore for many moons now

    but though obama/soros’s corrupt doesn’t surprise me, they still bother me, but in a helpless sense

    I will be very glad when the US Justice I seek and want for them is served to them and upon them

    as deathfully that pleases me

    and that is my TRUMPing truth
    Amen & Amen!!!

  6. Oh I’m pretty sure this will all be called a “matter” and blow over…after all the good men & women of the FBI are experts in whitewashing the socialist democrat’s…just saying?

  7. A bottomless snake pit. It’s no wonder they’re trying so hard to get the president out. Also I’m not surprised at the numbers of politicians that are “bailing out”. Much of this will finally reach their doorstep.

  8. They don’t deserve a trial. Just a bullet to the back of the head. They used our constitution like toilet paper.

  9. ” The official was “very pissed off” at the FBI, the report says, and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the Justice Department considered the case dormant.”
    –Washington Times

    As the comedian Arte Johnson was famous for saying -“Verrrry Interesting”

    Did Loretta Lynch NOT testify that the decision not to prosecute came from Comey? It was not her decision – if this quote is correct than Barry ordered that call to find out what the hell was going on – Barry had already told his minion Lynch to drop it. ” Lo-retta you got some splainin’ to do. ” Looks like Barry may well have indicted himself with that phone call too. I just wonder when it will finally seek into the tiny brains of the left wing loons – what they were supporting all this time?

  10. These lying, corrupt, anti-American Demwits need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. And that includes their would-be dicktator, Hussein Obama!!!

  11. These Democraps know the jig is up. They tried to overthrow the govt in their favor. These people are crooks. They need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I believe there are hundreds in on this. If you or I tried this crap we would be under the jail.

  12. The only problem is there are enough crooked rinos to make it almost impossible to get the truth out. They are so busy filling their pockets they can’t be bothered with protecting the people who sent them there!!

  13. Payment made to McCabe’s wife, then call from the DOJ expecting the investigation into Hillary to be brought to an end. Was that a coincidence? No. Sounds more like a bribe.

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