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Paul Schmehl @PaulSchmehl
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Now that McCabe is toast. let’s see how the media tries to spin it. This is the OIG report that nails McCabe to the wall. Two counts of perjury under oath and two counts of lying to the FBI.…
Fox: “DOJ IG releases explosive report that led to firing of ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe”…
CBS: “DOJ Inspector General report on fired Andrew McCabe claims he "lacked candor”… No mention of lying under oath
Politico: “DOJ inspector general report on FBI’s McCabe said to be headed to Congress”… No mention of lying under oath
Boy, McCabe is a piece of work. He chewed out to FBI directors for leaking WHILE he was leaking. What a jerk!
Business Insider: “DOJ inspector general releases scathing report on fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe”… “The report also listed at least four instances in which McCabe "lacked candor" when discussing the disclosures while he was under oath.”
has the report - still has not reported it.
How’s this for a reaction? Since McCabe was acting Director, he had full authority to lie to the OIG. You cannot make this crap up.
Hat tip to @TrumpTweety Vox: “Read the inspector general report used to justify firing Andrew McCabe”… No mention of lying under oath.
Hat tip @LJT_is_me
I wrote this about Comey and his book tour. He may not be talking about his indictment, but he’ll be answering questions about McCabe for sure.
Correction: McCabe lied under oath THREE times, not twice.
Hat tip to @LJT_is_me Horowitz has responded to Grassley with some very interesting perspective on McCabe.… The McCabe perjury investigation was completely separate from all the other stuff going on. So this is just the beginning of McCabe’s troubles.
Still nothing from @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @CNN, @ABC, @MSNBC, @CBS. Complete silence on the bombshell OIG report on McCabe lying under oath three times.
Just a note to my followers. Whenever possible, I will provide you links to the original source documents, not to stories about them or screenshots of them. You deserve to see the real thing, not someone’s commentary on it.
NBC: “Internal investigation hits McCabe for misleading statements”… “misleading” really NBC? And then the make it appear that he was honest under oath. Great “reporting” there, NBC. Stellar.
At this point it appears the chosen media response is to ignore the story or downplay its significance.
Mollie from the Federalist comments. Story forthcoming?
Holy crap. Look at this from @CNN. Congratulations to CNN for being accurate and serious about this report. But will they discuss it on their big shows?
Lester Holt doesn’t even mention the McCabe story in his promo for the Evening News. Shame on NBC.
I’ll be happy when criminals like @JohnBrennan are in jail and can no longer pester us with their lying tweets.
So you know, here’s the section of the OIG report delineating the crimes that McCabe committed. This should be reported by every news org. It’s not.
ABC: “McCabe showed 'lack of candor' with Comey: DOJ inspector general report”… Does mention that he was under oath when he “lacked candor”.
The most interesting thing about this whole episode is that the administration can now be completely honest about Comey. And the media can’t defend him without looking foolish.
I’m doing something I haven’t done in decades. I’m watching NBC News to see if they will even bother to mention the OIG report on McCabe.
30 minutes of primetime news on NBC. Not one single mention of the OIG report on McCabe. Not. One. Mention. Nice job of hiding the ball, @LesterHoltNBC
NY Times: “Former F.B.I. Deputy Director Is Faulted in Scathing Inspector General Report”… Not once do they mention him lying under oath, except in a misleading reference to Sessions claiming that before the report came out.
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