Fox News reporter Adam Housley reported on Twitter that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe threatened to “take people down with him” if he was fired.
Housley also reported that the Inspector General-Office of Professional Responsibility report had uncovered “tons of stuff” on McCabe completely unrelated to the Trump investigation. McCabe’s firing ‘will encourage agents to trust coming forward. Others who had during the clique’s time in charge got buried and mistreated and it kept agents from coming forward.’
- I am told yesterday McCabe felt the heat and went to try and save his last two days and even told some he would take people down with him if he as fired. So…let’s see what comes of this. I know this…a ton of agents…a ton…were watching this very closely.
- Ask the agents in the bureau, not the politicians and media outside of it. That’s what I did. They had a ton of stuff on him…a ton.
- This was about power by a group within the FBI. A clique. I see Republicans already making this political and tying it in a much different way than it was. Dems tying it to Trump…both would be wrong.
- This decision will encourage agents to trust coming forward. Others who had during the clique’s time in charge got buried and mistreated and it kept agents from coming forward. Again..this began before Trump. It was about control.