Inspector General’s report on Andrew McCabe has opened a
Pandora’s Box on attempts by intel officials within the
Department of Justice who tried to influence an ongoing
investigation into the Clinton Foundation. You really can’t make
this stuff up! The focus is on an August 2016 phone call from a
high-ranking Justice Department official who Mr. McCabe thought
was trying to shut down the FBI’s probe into the Clinton
Foundation at a time when Hillary Clinton was running for
president. No kidding! It’s amazing just how politicized the
government intel agencies have become. It seems like every day
there’s another crooked former Obama administration official or
an intel agency slime ball being exposed…
report says that a DOJ official was “very pissed off” at the
FBI and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the
Clinton Foundation when the Justice Department considered the
FBI officials said the fact that a call was made is even more
stunning than its content.
Wedick, conducted corruption investigations at the bureau, said
during 35 years there he never fielded a call from the Justice
Department about any of his cases. He said it suggested
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,” he
said. “They can have some input, but they shouldn’t be
operationally in control like it appears they were from this
the inspector general report did not identify the official,
sources at both former FBI and Justice Department officials
identified him as Matthew Axelrod, who was the principal
associate deputy attorney general — the title the IG report did
was, Mr. McCabe thought the call was out of bounds.
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.
to McCabe, he pushed back, asking ‘are you telling me that I
need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’” the
report said. “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
FOOTNOTE TO THE REPORT:
In a footnote to the report the inspector general says the
Justice official agreed with 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.”
Federal Register and Justice Department documents at the time
identified Mr. Axelrod as the principal associate deputy
attorney general. His LinkedIn page says he held that position
from February 2015 through January 2017.
election approached, questions surrounded Mr. McCabe’s
objectivity with regards to the Clinton probe. His wife, running
for a state Senate seat in Virginia in 2015, had accepted a
nearly $700,000 donation from an organization linked to Virginia
Gov. Terry McAuliffe. A long-time confidant, Mr. McAuliffe
chaired Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
McCabe eventually recused himself from the Clinton investigation
just three weeks before election day.
“You run the risk of more publicity by going to the field,” Mr.
Hosko said. “If I am that agent and I’ve been told to shut down
something I’ve been working on, I’m screaming bloody murder.”
Axelrod quit the Justice Department on Jan. 30, 2017, the same
day his boss, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, was fired by
President Trump for refusing to defend his travel ban executive
a lawyer in the Washington, D.C., office of British law firm
this guy up to his attempt to shut down an investigation within
the FBI? Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates or someone even higher up?