Trey Gowdy has accused the FBI of colluding with the Hillary campaign. More specifically, he named Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Gowdy said he expects McCabe to be fired within a week. Gowdy also asked why there was a meeting in McCabe’s office about sabotaging then candidate Trump.
Here is the tweets from Strzok:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office” — an apparent reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe — “that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 . . . . ”
“I’m still trying to figure out why three FBI agents are discussing politics in the Deputy Director’s office, because you’re not supposed to discuss politics on federal ground and FBI agents aren’t supposed to engage in politics for Hatch Act reasons,”
“But the notion that three bureau agents would be conspiring or plotting on how to handle the outcome of a presidential election is the opposite of what you want in an objective, dispassionate, neutral FBI.”
Violation of the Hatch Act will not give you prison time but it is grounds for firing and you are then banned from working in the federal government for five years. I do wonder why Gowdy singled out McCabe and didn’t include Strzok and Page. It seems to me that all three violated the law.
McCabe had a conflict of interest because his wife received over $400,000 from close Hillary friend Terry McAuliffe. Despite the huge money advantage, she lost. Still, McCabe was in charge of the Hillary email scandal at the same time money was funneled into his wife’s campaign. No action was ever taken against McCabe. Had he been a Republican supporting Trump and his wife got $400k from a close associate of Trump’s you could not watch a news program or read a paper without that fact being brought up.
I don’t believe McCabe will get fired.