It was reported yesterday that the Feds are close to a decision on whether or not former FBI leaker Andrew McCabe will be indicted for lying to federal agents.
It would be Karmic if McCabe got indicted for the same thing Mike Flynn was indicted for, wouldn’t it?
It would also be super awkward for CNN who just last week bragged about hiring the potential jailbird as their newest contributor.
The report from the New York Times seems to go out of its way to downplay the possibility of McCabe being indicted. It makes a point of noting that juries in DC are Liberal and therefore aren’t likely to convict an anti-Trump hack like McCabe should the case go to trial. Besides, notes the Times, the DOJ may simply decline to indict at all.
I don’t know if that’s wishful thinking on the part of the NY Times or not.
Yes, it’s true that a former senior official from the FBI getting indicted is unprecedented. But what’s also unprecedented is senior officials from the FBI actively attempting to oust a duly-elected President of the United States.
There’s a lot about the RussiaGate hoax and the collusion between FBI officials and the press that is unprecedented.
As a general rule, I’d say McCabe getting indicted seems a long shot. Call me cynical, but I know that there are two sets of rules – one for them and one for the rest of us. Sure, Mike Flynn got indicted for lying to feds. But he’s one of us, not one of them.
At the same time, despite my own cynicism, I still think an indictment is possible. Attorney General William Barr is on record saying the DOJ will pursue the people who illegally leaked information to the press. Will Barr’s determination to hold these cretins accountable change the metric?
Maybe it will.
If McCabe is indicted, that would be problematic for his new employer. Will CNN give him the Avenatti treatment and simply drop him like a hot rock and pretend they never promoted him? Or will they stick with him until his case goes to trial?
It isn’t as if initially hiring Andrew McCabe was such a stellar idea to begin with. But if he’s indicted, it won’t just be McCabe’s credibility that will take a hit. CNN will look like an even bigger clown show than they already do.
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