(CNSNews.com) -- In a statement about the abrupt resignation on Monday of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Judicial Watch noted that it had "uncovered documents months ago that should have triggered Mr. McCabe's removal," that the FBI was still stonewalling on releasing McCabe's text messages, and that other documents confirm "that McCabe used FBI resources for his wife's campaign."
Dr. Jill McCabe, a liberal Democrat, ran for a Virginia senate seat in 2015. She announced her run in March 2015, "the same month it was revealed that Mrs. Clinton had used a private server as secretary of state to send and receive government emails," reported the Wall Street Journal.
In late 2015, Jilll McCabe received $675,288 in payments from two different PACs, one run by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a long-time ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and another in which McAuliffe exerts much control.
In February 2016, Andrew McCabe became deputy diretor of the FBI, the number two man under then-FBI Director James Comey. As deputy director, McCabe was part of the FBI executive team overseeing the investigation of Hillary Clinton's illicit use of a private email server. Andrew McCabe did not recuse himself from the Clinton investigation until one week before the November 2016 presidential election.
Commenting on McCabe's resignation yesterday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, "Judicial Watch uncovered documents months ago that should have triggered Mr. McCabe’s removal … and last week we were given the full stonewall by the FBI on McCabe’s text messages. Nevertheless, the disturbing disclosures about McCabe’s conduct from Judicial Watch litigation obviously spurred irresistible public pressure for McCabe’s removal."
"It is concerning that Mr. McCabe was allowed to remain in the FBI as long as he did," said Fitton. "Did Director [Christopher] Wray only force out McCabe because of the pending disclosures in the House dossier memo? The FBI is not above the law and the American people expect full accountability."
"We still want the text messages and we want a full investigation of the numerous anti-Trump and other outrageous FBI abuses under Obama and McCabe’s mentor, James Comey," said Fitton.
He continued, "Judicial Watch 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 that McCabe used FBI resources for his wife’s campaign."
Among other things, those documents show
Among other things, those documents show"repeated use of the official FBI email system in connection with Mrs. McCabe’s political campaign," said Fitton. For example:
"On March 13, 2015, Mrs. McCabe emails to her husband’s official FBI email account a draft press release announcing her run for state Senate.
"In August 2015, McCabe uses his official FBI email account to advise a redacted recipient to visit his wife’s campaign website: 'Jill has been busy as hell since she decided to run for VA state senate (long story). Check her out on Facebook as Dr. Jill McCabe for Senate.'
"On November 2, 2015, Mrs. McCabe forwards an email to her husband – then the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Office – that accuses her opponent of extorting local businessmen. The email was sent to her husband’s official FBI account."
Judicial Watch further reported "an October 2016 letter from House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to McCabe questioning a possible conflict of interest by noting that [Hillary] Clinton headlined a Virginia fundraiser on June 26, 2015, for Mrs. McCabe. 'A significant amount was donated after the FBI had initiated its investigation and begun meeting with Secretary Clinton’s attorneys in August 2015.'"
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