The FBI conspiracy against Donald Trump is beginning to crack.
One of the key players in the plot to sabotage the President is working out a deal.
And it will land James Comey in hot water.
Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is set to be a key player in the upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the Inspector General’s report about the FBI’s conduct during the Hillary Clinton investigation.
The report is due to be released any day and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has scheduled a June 11th hearing to provide for a public accounting of the report.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report is expected to come down hard on James Comey and his leadership team for bungling the investigation into Clinton transmitting classified information across her private server.
Horowitz’s report has already led to McCabe being fired and a criminal referral has been sent to the United States Attorney’s office because Horowitz found McCabe lied to investigators four different times during his probe.
McCabe is now working on a deal for immunity so he can testify before Grassley’s committee.
This would not be immunity from all prosecution.
It would only mean anything McCabe testifies about cannot be used in any further criminal proceedings prosecutors may decide to bring against him.
Michael Bromwich, McCabe’s attorney, wrote a letter to Chairman Grassley explaining why McCabe required immunity:
“Mr. McCabe is willing to testify, but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection. . . . 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.”
McCabe’s testimony could help nail Comey on the charge of lying to Congress.
In his June 2017 appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey testified that he never authorized any anonymous leaks.
But when investigators questioned McCabe about the leaks he engineered during the Clinton investigation, McCabe claimed they were done with Comey’s knowledge.
If McCabe is telling the truth, that means Comey perjured himself.
And now that Comey is on record as a witness against McCabe, McCabe has no reason to remain loyal to Comey.
McCabe’s testimony could open the floodgates to the corruption and wrongdoing Comey presided over as director of the FBI.
President Trump and his supporters have long maintained Comey committed multiple crimes.
In addition to lying to Congress, Comey illegally leaked at least one memo to a friend that contained confidential information about his conversations with Donald Trump.
Comey maintains he leaked this memo to make sure a special counsel was appointed if he was fired.
But Comey was protected by the code of silence he and his conspirators operated under.
What has been lacking is a firsthand witness account of Comey’s criminal activity.
That appears to be changing.
McCabe could be the inside-man who provides that evidence.
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