WOW! I never thought I would see someone on CNN actually tell the truth about anything political that reflects negatively on the Democrats, but CNN analyst and professor of law at the George Washington University Law School, Jonathan Turley, just proved me wrong. I’m almost in shock!
Law professor and expert Jonathan Turley said that the firing of Andrew McCabe was most likely justified, and also how James Comey could be in a lot of trouble due to incriminating statements made in McCabe’s response to being canned.
“It would be very surprising for sessions to turn down this type of rare recommendation from the career staff after all he followed a recommendation of the career staff to recuse himself”
“this could easily spin further out of control. There was one line in McCabe’s statement last night that I immediatelyflagged because he said that he had authority to do this and he conferred with the director the director at that time was James Comey. Now the problem there is that James Comey said under oath that he never leaked information and never approved a leak. So if the Inspector General believes this was a leak to the media it raises serious questions about Comey’s previous testimony and could get him into serious trouble”
It’s good to see the alt-left CNN liars finally have someone on that will report something that isn’t Fake News.
Legal scholar and CNN analyst Jonathan Turley said that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired because career officials at the Bureau – not political appointees – recommended it and, he added, statements made by McCabe apparently contradict the sworn testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, indicating that the latter could be in “serious trouble.”
As FBI director, Comey leaked FBI material to the press, some of which apparently was classified, said Turley. He is “not out of the woods on this and McCabe’s statement [about leaks] doesn’t help his position any.”
On CNN Live, March 18, host Steve Smerconish asked Turley if the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was justified.
Turley said, “Well, what is justified in the sense is that these were career officials at the Office of Professional Responsibility [OPR] that made this recommendation, which is exceedingly rare. In fact, it is unprecedented for someone in this position.”
“These are not political appointees,” he said. “The OPR, quite frankly, is not viewed as a particularly aggressive office, so all of that makes this a relatively rare sanction coming from career officers.”
“They clearly concluded that McCabe misled them,” said Turley, “and that he misled them on one of the core issues they were investigating, not a collateral issue.”
Smerconish then asked about McCabe leaking information to the Wall Street Journal, which is a violation of FBI rules. “So which is the greater infraction?” said the host. “And I think you’re getting to this now. If, in fact,it occurred the way the Inspector General says it took place — which Mr. McCabe I understand disputes — but insofar as he authorized members of the FBI to speak to the Wall Street Journal, then, if he were untruthful about it under oath, for which of those does he face more exposure?”
Turley said, “It’s the alleged false statement. As you know, there is a great deal of background discussion that occurs with reporters from the FBI and the DOJ. It is always the misrepresentation.”
“Keep in mind with [Trump adviser] Michael Flynn, his meeting with the Russians wasn’t in any way illegal or unprecedented,” said Turley. “It was failing to tell them [the FBI] about sanctions being discussed at the meeting that led to his charge.”
“But this could easily spin further out of control,” he said. “There was one line in McCabe’s statement last night that I immediately flagged because he said that he had authority to do this and he conferred with the director.” (Emphasis added.)
“The director at that time was James Comey,” said Turley. “Now the problem there is that James Comey said under oath that he never leaked information and never approved a leak. So if the Inspector General believes this was a leak to the media, it raises serious questions about Comey’s previous testimony and could get him into serious trouble.”
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