A new report from CNN claims that James Comey provided a key testimony in the report that led to the firing of Andrew McCabe.
Former FBI Director James Comey told internal investigators at the Justice Department that he could not recall McCabe telling him about having authorized FBI officials to talk to a reporter about an ongoing investigation, the sources said.
Comey’s comments to the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which were later included as part of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility report on McCabe that prompted his firing earlier this month, put him at odds with the statements McCabe has made about authorizing FBI officials to provide information to the Wall Street Journal in an October 2016 story about FBI and Justice Department tensions over an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
McCabe has publicly maintained that he was in a position to authorize the other FBI officials speaking with the reporter and that Comey was aware McCabe had done it.
“It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter,” McCabe said in a statement the night he was fired.
Now, before I explain more the article did admit one thing
Another source familiar with the matter argued that the discrepancy between the two accounts is more about the fact that they are recalling the interaction differently than a dispute about what took place, saying both were acting in “good faith.” “They recall it differently,” the source said. “Andy thinks in good faith he told him, and Comey in good faith says he wasn’t told.” The source added that “the notion that the two guys are pitted against each other is crazy.”
This is a very important report. If CNN is right about this then the entire Trump vs McCabe narrative can be thrown out the window. I don’t think anyone can call James Comey a Trump crony, in fact, you could make the argument he is a McCabe crony or McCabe is a Comey crony. One thing is clear McCabe did things he wasn’t supposed to and deserved to be fired.