Andrew McCabe made a startling statement in his recent interview. He says that he informed four Republicans and four Democrats that the FBI was spying on President Trump in May of 2017 to see if he was a Russian asset.
Those Republicans are Mitch McConnell, Richard Burr, Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes. The four Democrats include Chuck Schumer, Mark Warner, Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi. McCabe says that after he revealed the investigation to the gang of 8 that no one raised a single objection to the spying.
I can understand McConnell, Burr and Ryan, but I would have expected more from Devin Nunes. They others are practically Democrats anyway.
The Politico reported:
Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said on Tuesday that no members of the “Gang of Eight” congressional leaders objected when he informed them in May 2017 that the FBI had opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump over his ties to Russia.
McCabe, who was serving then as acting FBI director after Trump fired Director James Comey, said on NBC’s “Today” show that no one in the briefing objected to the bureau’s inquiry of whether Trump was being used as a Russian asset — “not on legal grounds, constitutional grounds or based on the facts.”
The purpose of the briefing with the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate and the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees “was to let our congressional leadership know exactly what we’d been doing” after Comey’s firing, McCabe said.