Thursday, March 22, 2018

City of Betrayal


For John, BLUFWashington is an ugly place these days.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From ABC News, by Reporter Mike Levine, 21 March 2018.

Here is the lede plus three:

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.

Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, but McCabe's previously-unreported decision to actually put the attorney general in the crosshairs of an FBI probe was an exceptional move.

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.

Last year, several top Republican and Democratic lawmakers were informed of the probe during a closed-door briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and McCabe, ABC News was told.

Washington seems to have turned into a place that is described in the Gospel of Saint Matthew:
The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death.
Matthew 10:21
It reminds me of our then Nation's Capitol when Thomas Jefferson was Secretary of State.

Hat tip to the Drudge Report.

Regards  —  Cliff

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