As we told you yesterday, CBS News’ Scott Pelley was teasing an upcoming “60 Minutes” interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and it caught the attention of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and many others:

Sounds like talk of a “coup” was going on within the FBI, right? However, McCabe’s spokesperson has released a statement.

It seems they’ve realized the story has gotten out of control and are trying to reel it back in:

Hmm…

A lot remains to be seen and heard.

So are McCabe and his spokesperson basically accusing CBS of pushing “fake news”? Because we thought that was a direct threat to “democracy,” but maybe that’s only when Trump says it.

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