DECEMBER 14, 2017
Documents released by Judicial Watch raise further questions about the neutrality of senior FBI agents during the Clinton investigation.
The documents reveal that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was troubled by a report in True Pundit — an anonymously written, pro-Trump website — that cited an FBI source accusing McCabe and other FBI officials of soft-pedaling the Clinton investigation because they were rooting for her to win.
The emails show McCabe viewed the source’s account — which described the FBI leadership as politically biased actors in favor of Hillary Clinton — as knowledgeable of the FBI’s inner workings.
McCabe’s wife sent him the article in an email, which he then forwarded to Comey. “FYI. Heavyweight source,” McCabe wrote to Comey.
“McCabe was one of the few people who backed Comey’s decision not to refer Hillary Clinton to the Justice Department for indictment,” the source told True Pundit. “McCabe and Comey are both lawyers. They aren’t street agents. They’re more political. We wanted her (Clinton) indicted. They did not.”
That account, which McCabe believed must have come from a “heavyweight source,” described the deputy director as one of the few FBI insiders to support Comey’s leniency towards Clinton, a decision the source claimed was influenced by his wife’s political campaign.