Yesterday’s seven-hour testimony by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appears to have raised more questions than it gave answers. Congressional investigators spoke with Fox News and claim that his interrogation had numerous problems, conflicting with previous witnesses’ testimony.
The Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are planning their next step which will reportedly be a fresh batch of subpoenas.
Staff will not yet confirm who will be next to be subpoenaed but there are indications. Recently demoted Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and FBI General Counsel James Baker are both likely on the list. Baker was there on Tuesday, accompanying McCabe along with other lawyers.
A subpoena for Baker could spark new controversy between the House and the Justice Department. It has been a fight between the two for months with the House trying to obtain documents and witness testimony. Meanwhile, the DOJ and FBI engaged in what House Speaker Paul Ryan called “stonewalling.”
Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) threatened Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray with contempt-of-Congress citations.
“It’s hard to know who’s telling us the truth.”
Other sources claim that McCabe was a friendly witness, at least to the Democrats in the room. Liberals were said to have pressed the deputy director, looking for the ever-elusive proof against President Trump for obstruction of justice in the Russian probe. One participant noted, “If he could have, he would have.” Do they really believe the FBI would sit on evidence like that?
Investigators say McCabe talked about how hard the FBI had worked to verify the dossier contents. He reiterated that they stood by its credibility. However, when pressed to name which piece the FBI corroborated, McCabe came up short. He could only repeat the well-known fact that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page traveled to Moscow.
McCabe was not even able to confirm that the FBI had verified specific meetings Page allegedly had while there.
When McCabe was asked to recall when he learned that the dossier had been funded by the Hillary campaign and the DNC, he claimed he couldn’t recall. He is either lying now or was before, his signature is reported to be on documents “establishing his knowledge of the dossier’s financing and provenance.”
Neither the Justice Department or the FBI commented further. Chances are they will have a lot to say when the subpoenas begin arriving.
Source: The Gateway Pundit