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CNN simply has no shame left. That’s all I can figure at this point.
Andrew McCabe is currently under criminal investigation and it’s all but been confirmed that he will face prosecution in the near future. Despite all that, CNN continues to use him as an unbiased “analyst” commenting on the FBI. That’d be the same FBI he lied to multiple times, leading to his firing. You can’t make this stuff up.
But just when you thought it couldn’t get dumber, Brooke Baldwin brought McCabe on to trash “conspiracy theories” that include his actions, even though we know he did what he did and that it’s not a conspiracy theory. There just might be a conflict of interest there. I don’t know, just thinking out loud.
With a hilarious lack of self-awareness, CNN’s @BrookeBCNN brings on disgraced FBI official Andy McCabe, who is currently under criminal investigation by the DOJ, to bash “Trump conspiracies.” pic.twitter.com/FVlSYrKQUN
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 1, 2019
This is CNN (via The Federalist).
Baldwin asked McCabe why Attorney General William Barr is meeting with foreign counterparts to find out more about the hoax that duped the U.S. government into spending two years and millions of dollars unsuccessfully searching for Russian collusion with the Trump campaign to steal the 2016 election.
Well, if the guy who lied to the FBI multiple times testified to something, it must be true, right? And if you right a book, then that’s like double-super truth telling.
In regards to his assertion, it’s actually very much still a mystery because we do not know if there was even probable cause to do half the things they did in opening and conducting the investigation. What evidence were they using to take the unprecedented step of investigating the campaign of a current candidate for President? The most obvious answer is the garbage Steele dossier, but even if you buy the spin about Papadopoulos, questions remain there as well. Why was he invited to Italy? Why was he approached by several different assets working with the FBI? Was it a setup? There’s plenty there for Barr left to mine and McCabe clearly wants him to stop.
While being paid to talk on-air as a contracted CNN contributor, McCabe questioned the validity of an investigation into his and James Comey’ misconduct. McCabe is being investigated for repeatedly lying to the FBI’s inspector general about his decisions while at the FBI. Comey has been criticized by the Justice Department watchdog for violating FBI rules. Both are implicated in applications to a secret court to spy on the Trump campaign.
Think about this. CNN is paying a proven liar, who was fired from the FBI, to comment not just on the FBI, but the case against him. This is done not as an interviewee, but as a paid analyst.
Worse, Baldwin offers zero pushback on anything he says. She just sits there and nods along, as if there are no questions surrounding McCabe’s personal conduct. Then she points him to commenting on Barr looking into “Trump conspiracies,” even though McCabe has been shown to be at the center of many of the questionable actions at the FBI during his tenure and that much fo what they call “conspiracies” have been shown to have some basis in truth. At one point, it was a “conspiracy” to suggest the FBI had run assets against the Trump campaign. Now, they’ve admitted it. Same for the usage of the Steele dossier in the FISA warrants against Carter Page.
I think we’ve reached the point where literally anyone can be rehabilitated and handed a CNN gig as long as they parrot orange man bad enough. It’s both hilarious and sad.
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