By Five Dollar Feminist as originally published over at Wonkette and reposted here with permission
Jefferson Butterbeans Sessions, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! Turns out you may have left out one or two pertinent details when you set to firin’ Andy McCabe 10 minutes before his pension would vest. ABC reports:
Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
We beg your pardon? Jeff Sessions was already under FBI investigation for “accidentally” forgetting to tell the Senate about all those Russian contacts during his confirmation hearing prior to the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel? And the person who authorized the Department of Justice to investigate its own boss was none other than Andy McCabe?
THIS SOAP OPERA NEEDS MORE CHARACTERS.
Apparently, Sessions has already been questioned by Robert Mueller and cleared for his “lack of candor.” But ABC reports Sessions jus’ had no AH-dea that he was even under investigation.
One source told ABC News that Sessions was not aware of the investigation when he decided to fire McCabe last Friday less than 48 hours before McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, was due to retire from government and obtain a full pension, but an attorney representing Sessions declined to confirm that.
To which Yr Wonkette says, CUT THE SHIT! Sessions was “not aware” of an investigation that required him to answer questions from the Special Counsel two months ago? Did Ol’ Jeff think Robert Mueller was the Russian Ambassador and the whole chat just slipped his mind? Because the Attorney General seems sufficiently aware of this investigation to be bragging that they cleared him. So we’re rating this statement a solid Yeah, No Shit Your Lawyer Wouldn’t Confirm It.
And Andy McCabe was the number two guy at the FBI. Of course he was involved in any perjury investigation of the Attorney General. Jeff Sessions may be no one’s idea of a genius, but even a demented leprechaun could figure that one out.
Did Jeff Sessions set out to fire the man who had investigated him? Or did he do it to make his lunatic boss happy? Or did he do it because Andy McCabe knows about even more Sessions’s Russian connections than we in the public know? Or did he do it to discredit McCabe as a witness in the Russia investigation? Or did he do it to purge the FBI of career officials deemed insufficiently loyal to the president?
And if the FBI Inspector General’s report really does show that McCabe did something inappropriate, who ordered the report to be expedited from a period of months to weeks almost as if “racing to beat the clock”?
Yeah, we have a lot of questions. And our money’s on the straight shooter who spent 20 years enforcing the law before the Insane Orange Clown Posse came to town.
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