Elder Patriot – The initial OIG report that was released a week ago Friday and that resulted in Andrew McCabe’s firing also contained other “staggering” revelations as well. The implications likely reach all the way to then-President Obama.
Directly from the OIG report:
“McCabe told the OIG that on August 12, 2016, he received a telephone call from PADAG [Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General] regarding the FBI’s handling of the CF Investigation (the “PADAG call”).
“McCabe said that PADAG expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the CF [Clinton Foundation] Investigation during the presidential campaign.
“According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking ‘are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’
“McCabe told us that the conversation was ‘very dramatic’ and he never had a similar confrontation like the PADAG call with a high level Department official in his entire FBI career.”
The call from the as yet un-named PADAG came on August 12, 2016 only months before the presidential election and at a time when McCabe was building the case that would prove the Clinton Foundation served as a money laundering facility for her multi-billion dollar pay-to-play scheme that relied on her power as the Secretary of State to deliver on the improper deals.
What all of this means is that at a time when the FBI was most important in rooting out the criminal activity of a person who would be entrusted to become president, Barack Obama ordered that McCabe stand down. Instead of applying a higher standard to the potential future president he was applying no standards at all to Madame Clinton.
Compare that to the full-scale investigation, complete with illegal surveillance, of Donald Trump without proof of anything other than innuendo created and presented to the FBI by his political opponent.
J. Christian Adams, formerly served as an attorney in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division under George W. Bush said, “This is a top-level DOJ official who called the FBI and said shut down the Hillary [Clinton] Foundation investigation.”
“What kind of Justice Department do we have, that a couple weeks before the election, that presidential political appointees are calling the No. 2 guy at the FBI, essentially saying, give Hillary a pass? That’s in the OIG report! That’s the real bombshell!”
The Deputy Attorney General at that time was Sally Yates who President Trump later found it necessary to fire because she refused to enforce his immigration policies.
The Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General serving under Yates in 2016 was Bill Baer. It is not yet known whether he was the person who placed the August 12, 2016 call to McCabe.
Under any circumstances this level of corruption touches too high up the food chain to be dismissed as the action of a rogue Clinton supporter. Obama had to have had knowledge of this incident even if he didn’t order it directly. We know that Obama was monitoring the FBI investigations of both Clinton and Trump because he admitted as much.