Prosecutors question Comey for probe into McCabe

McCabe Gave Mueller a Secret Memo that Could Contain Crucial Information About Trump Firing Comey: Report

McCabe Gave Mueller a Secret Memo that Could Contain Crucial Information About Trump Firing Comey: Report

Rather than muddy the issue, Trump continues to display a pattern of obstruction, which includes cooking up phony excuses for firing Comey and, as he did in the Thursday morning tweet, trying to edit out incriminating statements.

In that Oval Office huddle, Trump tells the two Russians this, according to The New York Times: "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!"

In this conversation, McCabe claims Rosenstein told him Trump had originally requested the deputy attorney general reference Russian Federation in the Comey memo-something Rosenstein did not do.

Prior to the report set to be unveiled in the days to come, the Inspector General released the findings in its review pertaining to ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent Trump target who was sacked in February by Attorney General Jeff Sessions hours before he was eligible for full pension benefits.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., has interviewed former FBI Director James Comey about whether his deputy, Andrew McCabe, committed a crime by lying to federal agents, according to published reports.

The memo concerns a conversation that McCabe had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Rosenstein's preparations for Comey's firing. Rosenstein had written a three-page letter faulting Comey for his handling of an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email practices as secretary of State. McCabe drafted a memo on the firing of his onetime boss, ex-director James Comey. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump told the Russians. That memo is reportedly now in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller.

The document has been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election and whether the president sought to obstruct that inquiry through actions that include the dismissal of Comey, who oversaw the probe.

McCabe has insisted that Comey knew that he authorized the disclosures to the media. "We have briefed him in great detail on the subjects of the investigation and what we're doing, but I'm not gonna answer about anybody in this forum". When I did this now, I said I probably maybe will confuse people.

Let me take you back to early May 2017.

On the other hand, the idea that Trump fired Comey because he broke protocol on the Hillary Clinton investigation and made her look unnecessarily bad doesn't exactly hold water, either. But I said to myself I might even lengthen out the investigation.

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