Big Obama Surprise Inside McCabe Report…
Judge Jeanine with J. Christian Adams a few hours ago on Fox News. Adams draws attention to a little noticed section of the Horowitz report on lying liar Andrew McCabe that focuses on a phone call from PADAG (Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General) regarding the Clinton Foundation probe.
“McCabe told the OIG that on August 12, 2016, he received a telephone call from PADAG regarding the FBI’s handling of the CF Investigation (the ‘PADAG call’). McCabe said that PADAG expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the CF Investigation during the presidential campaign,” the IG report states.
“According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking, ‘Are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’ McCabe told us that the conversation was ‘very dramatic’ and he never had a similar confrontation like the PADAG call with a high level Department official in his entire FBI career.”
Matthew Axelrod served as the principal associate deputy attorney general at the end of the Obama administration, but it’s not immediately clear if he is the person referenced in the report.
Tom Fitton, who heads the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, said in a tweet this finding “presents new evidence Obama DOJ sought to shut down FBI investigation of Clinton Foundation.”
Breaking: DOJ IG report presents new evidence Obama DOJ sought to shut down FBI investigation of Clinton Foundation. Top Obama DOJ official "expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the CF [Clinton Foundation] Investigation during the presidential campaign." https://t.co/WIECL5s6pj
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 13, 2018
Also calling attention to this section of the IG report was the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, who tweeted this was “of note to Trump folks.”
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 13, 2018
The Wall Street Journal revealed for the first time in a late October 2016 report that he FBI was already more than a year deep into a probe examining “whether financial crimes or influence peddling occurred related to the charity.”
In a follow-up call with the Washington Examiner, Fitton said he hopes the U.S. government “reopens or reinvigorates” it’s Clinton Foundation probe.
Asked if he knew whether the investigation was still active, he replied, “That’s the big question,” while pointing out there have only been hints in media reports, including a CNN report earlier this year, which said FBI agents from a field office in Little Rock, Ark., were looking into whether Hillary and Bill Clinton’s charity organization participated in pay-to-play schemes or other improper behavior.
Congress could be another avenue to pursue the matter, Fitton noted. “They could have a hearing in three days,” he said, adding, “bring in Mr. McCabe and others mentioned in the report.