The day after attacking Fox News for hiring Sarah Huckabee Sanders, CNN announced it had hired disgraced former FBI official Andrew McCabe despite that he lied to Congress and was fired for cause from the Bureau.
Fascinating that disgraced Andrew McCabe, who was fired from the FBI and is an accused liar, gets a contract at CNN while the network has benched conservative contributor Steve Cortes.
Narrative much, CNN? pic.twitter.com/XaD7na63Jm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 23, 2019
As Fox News explained:
McCabe was famously fired by the FBI on March 16, 2018, after a Justice Department inspector general report found he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The watchdog office referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, which has been investigating.
“McCabe was fired by the FBI for lying at least four times, including three times under oath” and lacks the trustworthiness needed to be taken seriously as a cable news pundit,” The Hill media reporter Joe Concha said.
“His credibility is non-existent,” Concha added. “He told Anderson Cooper earlier this year he believed it was possible President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, an outrageous claim for someone of his former stature to make on national television just to promote a book.”
“If applying the Michael Flynn jail sentence [standard] regarding lying to the FBI, McCabe shouldn’t be going to CNN, he should be going to jail,” Concha concluded. “This is truly a disservice to CNN viewers, which will only further plunge the network’s credibility into a black hole.”
Critics slammed CNN for this idiotic move:
REMINDER: Andrew McCabe was fired by the FBI for leaking and getting caught lying about it.
ANOTHER REMINDER: @CNN ceased being a “news organization” a long time ago. They’re now a fully integrated anti-Trump propaganda network and they don’t even try hiding it anymore. https://t.co/LiDCq813lJ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 23, 2019
It raises the question: How should former FBI officials who misled the public be treated when they seek positions of fame and privilege? https://t.co/iECqz7YGmV
— Vince Coglianese (@VinceCoglianese) August 23, 2019
Andrew McCabe, one of the central figures of the “Russia collusion” hoax, who was fired from the FBI for lying about his leaks to the media, has been hired by CNN, one of the media outlets that did the most to perpetuate the damaging hoax. pic.twitter.com/lvfPRCk4tb
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 23, 2019
**BREAKING** CNN kills the remainder of its credibility (what little it had left) by hiring Andrew McCabe, former acting director of the FBI WHO WAS FIRED FOR LEAKING STORIES TO THE MEDIA TO BENEFIT HIMSELF AND LYING UNDER OATH.
I can't believe this is real.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 23, 2019
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