The former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired by President Donald Trump’s first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for his lying to investigators, is scheduled to headline a new Democratic-Socialist fundraiser in the important swing state of Pennsylvania later in September, according to his cheerleaders at the Democratic National Committee.
The news about McCabe’s guest appearance comes only days after the ratings-deficient Cable News Network — CNN — announced that McCabe had been hired as a contributing analyst. The fact that he and his wife are under suspicion of trying to derail Trump’s campaign in 2016 and then they attempted — with others from the FBI and Justice Department — to create a hoax that they believed would allow his political enemies to remove him from the presidency.
According to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s website, McCabe will be featured as the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet for the Lancaster County Democratic Committee.
Tickets for the event, which can be purchased through liberal fundraising organization ActBlue.
The more expensive “Speaker’s Circle” tickets will come with access to a private reception that McCabe will host as well as a photograph with him. The venue says McCabe is scheduled to speak for about 45 minutes, then take questions from the audience for an additional 15 minutes.
Guests will also be given the option to purchase signed copies of McCabe’s book at the event for $32.50.
According to event organizers, McCabe said he’ll talk about his “one-on-one interactions with Donald Trump” and will also cover the “fallout and aftermath” of former FBI director James Comey’s firing, “Russian meddling in the 2016 election,” and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
While McCabe never mentions it himself, the investigations by lawmakers, the Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Justice Department’s Inspector General and private non-profit watchdogs (Judicial Watch, Freedom Watch USA) discovered evidence that seriously questions McCabe’s integrity and honesty during the Clinton email probe and during the investigation that’s been proven to be based on a fraudulent report by a retired MI6 agent named Christopher Steele, a British national.
McCabe’s political leanings were called into question during the 2016 presidential election cycle due to contributions made by allies of nominee Hillary Clinton to his wife, Jill McCabe, who ran for office the previous year as a Democrat. McCabe’s wife received more that half-a-million-dollars for a local political office.
McCabe a Democratic Party Hero
Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, upon receiving orders from President Trump, canned McCabe in May 2018 just a few days before he was eligible for retirement. Inspector General Michael Horowitz recommended that McCabe be fired for lying to investigators reviewing the probe into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails. McCabe had been accused of lying about his leaks to the news media such as CNN regarding the Clinton probe.
“Is there any wonder that McCabe’s new job with CNN is partially a reward for his leaks to the Trump-despising news outlet,” said a former police intelligence officer from the capital ‘Beltway,’ Morris Pillsenger.
“Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” Sessions said in a statement.
OPR’s primary responsibility is to investigate allegations that Department attorneys, prosecutors, and immigration judges have committed misconduct while performing their duties to investigate, litigate, or give legal advice. OPR also investigates certain misconduct allegations involving federal law enforcement agents when they relate to a Department attorney’s alleged professional misconduct, as well as claims of reprisal against FBI whistleblowers. In addition, OPR considers allegations of professional misconduct by non-Department attorneys and judges for possible referral to state and judicial disciplinary authorities. Additional information about OPR’s role and authority can be found here.
Sessions noted during a briefing with reporters that after reviewing the evidence and DOJ Inspector General Horowitz’s recommendation, he decided, “McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.”
“The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability. As the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) proposal stated, ‘all FBI employees know that lacking candor under oath results in dismissal and that our integrity is our brand,’” Sessions said.
President Donald J. Trump tweeted out his approval of Sessions’ decision.
“Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!” Trump exclaimed.