It seems that the good folks at Judicial Watch have some concerns or questions regarding the possibility that some of that infamous Clinton pay for play spilled over into potential bribery of the current acting FBI Director, who was at the time the Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe.
Judicial Watch announced, on July 28th, the filing of three FOIA lawsuits against the US Department of Justice, requesting documents related to McCabe’s political activities, travel vouchers, and employment status. The first two involve his activities related to his wife’s unsuccessful campaign for a Virginia state office and his interactions with Virginia Governor, and Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe. Judicial Watch states:
The first FOIA lawsuit, filed on July 24 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-01494)), seeks the following:
Any and all records of communication between FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and other FBI or Department of Justice (“DOJ”) officials regarding, concerning or relating to ethical issues concerning the involvement of Andrew McCabe and/or his wife, Dr. Jill McCabe, in political campaigns;
Any and all records related to ethical guidance concerning political activities provided to Deputy Director McCabe by FBI and/or DOJ officials or elements.
The second Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit, filed on July 26, seeks communication records between then-Deputy Director McCabe and Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Democratic Party of Virginia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-01495)), including:
Any and all records of communication between Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and any of the following individuals:
Any official within the office of the Governor of Virginia, including but not limited to Governor Terry McAuliffe;
Any official, representative or employee with the Democratic National Committee;
Any official, representative or employee with the Democratic Party of Virginia.
They note that in 2015, a political action committee run by McAuliffe, a close personal friend and political supporter and ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton, donated nearly $500,000 to Jill McCabe, Andrew McCabe’s wife, who was then running for the Virginia State Senate. Also, the Virginia Democratic Party, over which McAuliffe had significant influence, donated an additional $207,788 to the Jill McCabe campaign. In July 2015, Andrew McCabe was in charge of the FBI’s Washington, DC, field office, which provided personnel resources to the Clinton email probe.
The Hatch Act prohibits FBI employees from engaging “in political activity in concert with a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.”
The conflict of interest is obvious to all who don’t stand to gain from its exploitation, such as political candidates for President guilty of committing espionage and other criminal acts against the United States.
Information on the third, travel FOIA is available from Judicial Watch here.
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