The Clinton Foundation probe story just got a new and interesting twist

There is new chapter getting added to the Clinton Foundation investigation story. Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has related a story that is in the Inspector General’s report that coincidentally helped get him fired by the Trump administration. This story seems to be about a high-level interest in shutting down the FBI investigation. This points to the Obama administration wanting there to be no investigation into the finances and other issues with the Foundation. Here are those details.

As Written and Reported By Daniel Chaitin for the Washington Examiner:

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said he was pressed by a top Justice Department official about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to the released Justice Department inspector general’s report released Friday.

McCabe describes the August 2016 call with the then-principal associate deputy attorney general as being “very dramatic” and unlike any confrontation, he’d ever had with such a high-level official.

“McCabe told the OIG that on August 12, 2016, he received a telephone call from PADAG regarding the FBI’s handling of the CF Investigation (the ‘PADAG call’). McCabe said that PADAG expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the CF Investigation during the presidential campaign,” the IG report states.

“According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking, ‘Are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’ McCabe told us that the conversation was ‘very dramatic’ and he never had a similar confrontation like the PADAG call with a high-level Department official in his entire FBI career.”

Matthew Axelrod served as the principal associate deputy attorney general at the end of the Obama administration, but it’s not immediately clear if he is the person referenced in the report….


Andrew McCabe’s ‘very dramatic’ call with top Obama DOJ official about Clinton Foundation probe raises questions



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