You can’t make this up…
Andrew McCabe, the now former FBI Deputy Director who was fired earlier this year, is now seeking immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony in front of Congress:
Fascinated to know what Andrew McCabe is offering in exchange for his requested immunity. It’s gotta be good… #fbi
— Rob Schmitt (@SchmittNYC) June 6, 2018
So the first person to flip in the Russian investigation will be [SPINS WHEEL] Andrew McCabe?
Well whaddya know? Year and a half in and now the FBI folks are asking for Immunity? That's asbolutely hilarious. https://t.co/Pjo2YIMm27 So, Trump did NOT collude, which we already knew, and now the FBI folks are ready to run each other over. Can't make this crap up
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) June 6, 2018
More from CNN:
“Mr. McCabe is willing to testify, but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection,” Bromwich wrote to Grassley. “This is a textbook case for granting use immunity. . . . If this Committee is unwilling or unable to obtain such an order, then Mr. McCabe will have to no choice but to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.”
If McCabe invokes his Fifth Amendment right instead of answering certain questions, it could set up a contentious confrontation with lawmakers. They could serve him with a subpoena and if he continues to refuse to testify, lawmakers could pursue a contempt resolution against him and refer the matter for prosecution by the DC US Attorney’s Office or enforce the subpoena through civil action in federal court.
Get the popcorn, all of it:
.@RepDeSantis: "James @Comey said Andrew McCabe stood tall, was this model leader, and now he wants immunity because he knows he's in jeopardy with his conduct." @IngrahamAngle pic.twitter.com/bDptGBBs8E
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 6, 2018
Exit question: Should he return his legal fund windfall if this happens?
If McCabe gets immunity he should return every cent from his legal defense gofundme
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 5, 2018
And this comes on the heels of another report that controversial FBI agent Peter Strzok may have played a “larger role in Clinton and Russia probes than previously known”:
Double FBI bombshells: McCabe asks for immunity in IG hearing as it’s revealed Strzok may have played a larger role in the Clinton & Russia probes than previously known pic.twitter.com/JmBnTFSiSf
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 6, 2018