On Sunday (Oct. 23, 2016), the Wall Street Journal reported what has the appearance of another misadventure by a top FBI official.
The Journal reported that the wife of Andrew McCabe, the Deputy Director and second-in-command of the FBI received a little more than $675,000 in contributions and support from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential democrat and long-time friend and ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, a hospital physician who had never run for political office before, received $467,500 from McAuliffe’s political-action committee and the Virginia Democratic Party, over which Mr. McAuliffe exerts considerable control, donated an additional $207,788 in the form of mailers to her campaign.
The figure amounts to more than a third of Dr. McCabe’s campaign war chest. She lost the election to incumbent Republican Dick Black.
Given what we know about the corrupt Clinton machine, it’s easy to interpret these contributions as meant to influence the FBI’s criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton. We know that they would never approach anyone directly to arrange their criminal activities, they’d use a go-between so they could retain plausible deniability.
As you might expect, the Governor, the McCabes, and the FBI all claim that the events had nothing to do with each other. It was just a “coincidence.”
But aren’t top public officials supposed to stay away from even the appearance of impropriety? This incident has all of the markings of a quid pro quo and McCabe, as second-in-command, did participate in the investigation.
Just like all of the other numerous issues plaguing Hillary Clinton’s three decades in and around Washington, D.C., “there’s nothing to see here, move along folks.”
H/T to Bobbie Kelley!