Bozell & Graham Column: Andrew McCabe, the Justice Department's Jussie Smollett

NewsBusters | 2/21/2019 | Staff
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Just like his boss and hero James Comey, McCabe has written a Trump-trashing book, and like Comey, he’s getting hours and hours of air time to sell laughable notions, like the idea that the FBI has been utterly nonpartisan.

This man will say anything. Truth means nothing. He’s worse than Comey. It barely matters to his interviewers that McCabe was fired from the top of the FBI for…lying his face off to the FBI. The Justice Department’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz -- appointed by Barack Obama, not Trump – charged McCabe with lying three times about leaking to the newspapers, and not for a national-security reason, just to make himself look good. While the media relish the idea of jail time for Trump aides caught lying to investigators, this man gets a red carpet and a pat on the back.

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McCabe’s book tour has created headlines like this, from a CNN interview: “McCabe: It’s possible Donald Trump is a Russian agent.” Let’s be blunt. This is as credible as birtherism. It’s exactly as responsible and reliable as broadcasting “Trump: It’s possible Obama was born in Kenya.” McCabe is the Jussie Smollett of the Justice Department.

McCabe’s publisher, St. Martin’s Press, is reaping a bonanza of book advertising. Thirty minutes on CBS’s 60 Minutes, 15 minutes on NPR’s Morning Edition, 24 minutes on ABC’s The View, an hour on NPR’s Fresh Air, 30 minutes on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, 40 minutes on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, 20 minutes on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Then more MSNBC: on February 20 alone, 40 minutes on Morning Joe, another 40 minutes on “Deadline: White House, then 20 minutes on All In with Chris Hayes. Then came the PBS NewsHour….

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