As we reported earlier, fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe played the victim card, saying that his firing was intended to undercut the special counsel’s investigation in which he is a potential witness.
“The idea that I was dishonest is just wrong,” McCabe said in an interview, adding, “This is part of an effort to discredit me as a witness.”
But Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said not so fast.
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According to the Washington Free Beacon:
“Oh, Andy McCabe has undercut his credibility all by himself,” Gowdy said after host Chris Wallace read part of McCabe’s statement. “He didn’t need any help doing that, and I find it richly ironic that he is lamenting that those are attacking the FBI when he himself does the exact same thing. It was the FBI who said he made an unauthorized disclosure and then lied about it.”
“That wasn’t President Trump,” he added. “It wasn’t me. It wasn’t the crazy House Republicans. It was his own fellow FBI agents that said he leaked and then lied about it, so if he’s got credibility issues, he need look no further than himself.”
Gowdy added he would reserve full judgment on the matter and the proportionality of the punishment until the Justice Department’s Inspector General’s report, but he said agency members didn’t get to choose when to tell the truth.
“Make no mistake. The FBI is who recommended that he be fired. It wasn’t crazy House Republicans and it wasn’t the Trump administration,” he said. “It was his own fellow bureau agents.”
Here he is discussing the issue with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, in which he said McCabe undercut his credibility all by himself:
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