Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired for lying under oath, told CNN this week that Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against Trump.
As reported by theblaze.comCNN host Chris Cuomo invited McCabe on his show to weigh in on recent comments the president made, where the commander in chief suggested he would hypothetically accept information on a political rival if it came from a foreign source.
McCabe called the president’s comments “absolutely wrong,” and “yet another example of the president’s efforts to try to normalize his own abhorrent behavior.”
The former official backed up his claims by pointing to a stern statement issued by the head of the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday, wherein Chair Ellen Weintraub reminded the American public that “it is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.”
With that, Cuomo noted that 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton paid Russians for a dossier against her then-opponent candidate Trump, and asked McCabe if he saw the two scenarios as “analogues.”
“Not at all, Chris,” McCabe responded, saying, “there is no equivalence in those two examples.” McCabe argued that the Clinton campaign did nothing illegal because it contracted with American law firms for their opposition research, and he defended the foreign national involved for presenting their findings to the FBI.