By Tom Fitton
President, Judicial Watch
This has been an extraordinary week. It began with an abusive raid on the home and law office of President Trump’s long-time attorney Michael Cohen. And it ended with disclosures from the disgraced former FBI Director’s anti-Trump book and the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report released today regarding the corrupt behavior of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The attached video lays out my concerns about the Mueller-inspired raid. And as I recently tweeted:
And Comey’s book is another act of misconduct. Again, another tweet sums our concerns:
Judicial Watch has numerous lawsuits on the Mueller-Comey-McCabe axis (see, for example, here, hereand here). We are stepping into the oversight gap. And the today’s IG report is worth a read. Here’s my statement for JW on the late-breaking news:
Judicial Watch uncovered that McCabe, despite massive contributions from Clinton ally Terence McAuliffe to his wife’s 2015 political campaign, did not recuse himself from the Clinton email investigation until just a week before the 2016 presidential election. Judicial Watch also forced out documents that show that McCabe used FBI resources for his wife’s campaign.
Separately, the FBI failed to turn over any McCabe text messages in a final response to a September 2017 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that Judicial Watch filed on behalf of Jeffrey A. Danik, a 30-year veteran, retired FBI supervisory special agent, against the Department of Justice for records related to McCabe (Jeffrey A. Danik v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-01792)). The lawsuit seeks:
- Text messages and emails of McCabe containing: Dr. Jill McCabe, Jill, Common Good VA, Terry McAuliffe, Clinton, Virginia Democratic Party, Democrat, Conflict, Senate, Virginia Senate, Until I return, Paris, France, Campaign, Run, Political, Wife, Donation, OGC, Email, or New York Times.
The corruption here in DC may be disconcerting to you and, at times, seems overwhelming. Trust your Judicial Watch to try to address this mess as best we can with our lawsuits, investigations, and public education efforts. So be sure to support our efforts as we take on this Deep State attack on our constitutional system of government!