Liberals are desperate to prove that President Trump fired James Comey as FBI Director as a part of some grand scheme to end any investigation into ties between his campaign and Russia. Well, if that was the president’s plan, Trump accidentally put in charge of the FBI someone we’ve criticized in the past for his close ties to the Clinton money machine: Andrew McCabe. Why would the president do that?
Anyway, McCabe, who is testifying right now in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, just had a spoon-fed opportunity to nuke the president and he passed.
Here’s Senator Richard Burr asking McCabe to comment on Trump’s letter to Comey alleging that the former FBI director had privately told the president on “three separate occasions” that he wasn’t the target of the investigation.
To that, McCabe said he couldn’t comment on any talks Comey may have had with the president:
Burr to McCabe: Did you ever hear Director Comey tell Trump he wasn't the subject of a probe?
McCabe: Can't comment on any of their convos.
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) May 11, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 11, 2017
This is a perfectly normal response, but libs were hoping that Trump’s letter would have freed McCabe to spill the beans:
This is a reasonable position up until the President starts talking about conversations he had with him (and reportedly lying about it!) https://t.co/EO0NrgquVu
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) May 11, 2017
And we’re seeing some talk that Trump’s letter basically waives any claims he might have had on “executive privilege,” which would have given McCabe additional cover to say whatever he wanted at the hearing:
Former prosecutor posits that POTUS citing Comey private conversations in letter undermines any future claims of executive privilege on them
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 11, 2017
By saying Comey had told him 3x that FBI wasn't investigating his campaign's links to Russia, T waived executive privilege wrt T/C xchanges
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 11, 2017
"There's a real q there over whether the Pres doing that gave up his executive privilege" @carolelee on Trump bringing up his talks w/ Comey
— Hardball (@hardball) May 10, 2017
Adding to liberal heartache right now, Sen. Chuck Grassley suggested to CNN’s Manu Raju that Trump’s letter was truthful, too:
Grassley suggests Comey told them that Trump NOT target of FBI probe. "Sen. Feinstein and I heard nothing that contradicted" Trump's letter
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 11, 2017
As we said earlier in our post on Maxine Waters admitting she’s yet to see evidence of collusion, it’s close to game over for Dems:
Game over? Maxine Waters just admitted she's seen NO EVIDENCE of collusion between Trump and Russia https://t.co/12pFTDweqn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 11, 2017
FLASHBACK: Gov McAuliffe's super PAC donated $467,500 to the wife of now acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe https://t.co/DlkuxrqkiT
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 10, 2017