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‘Confused’: Andrew McCabe admits he misled investigators

Well, well, well. Andrew McCabe lied. We’re absolutely shocked. But seriously, why would McCabe write an op-ed in the Washington Post admitting anything at all unless he’s hoping for a bit of clemency from the Trump administration?

That’s very telling. At any rate, it was a mea culpa…sort of.

He confessed that some of his answers “were not fully accurate” because he was “distracted and confused” by “what was going on” around him.

So, you’re an FBI agent with twenty years under your belt, which includes all kinds of skills like investigation, interrogation, firing a weapon under duress, and lots more.

But you can’t answer accurately because you’re distracted in a room full of reporters?

Color us unsympathetic.

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Fired deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, an Obama holdover, admitted that some of his answers to investigators “were not fully accurate,” and blamed it on his being “confused and distracted.”

“Some of my answers were not fully accurate,” McCabe confessed in a Washington Post op-ed. “At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me, may well have been confused and distracted — and for that I take full responsibility. But that is not a lack of candor.”

McCabe was recently fired by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (who oversees the FBI) on the recommendation of Obama-appointed Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Investigators concluded that McCabe lied to the FBI regarding his 2016 decision to leak intel to the Wall Street Journal about the Hillary Clinton email probe.

Lying to the FBI — especially if you’re its deputy director — is a serious matter. You can be jailed for 5 years for lying to the FBI, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1001. So basically, McCabe is now conceding that he was not 100% truthful, but claimed, “I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators.”

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