This is hard to believe, but a former top FBI official, Andrew McCabe, is actually advising the Biden administration not to cooperate with the congressional inquiry into the president’s improper keeping of classified documents.
Here’s what led to McCabe’s surprising advice. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan announced last week that there would be an investigation into President Joe Biden’s alleged “mishandling” of classified documents. It would focus on providing oversight for the Justice Department’s actions.
Jordan wrote this to Attorney General Merrick Garland, “It is unclear when the Department first came to learn about the existence of these documents, and whether it actively concealed this information from the public on the eve of the 2022 elections. … It is also unclear what interactions, if any, the Department had with President Biden or his representatives about his mishandling of classified material.”
He went further saying that the department’s actions did not seem to be the same as in similar circumstances.
McCabe was speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper when he said that Garland should not cooperate with Congress.
“I certainly would advise them, if they were willing to listen to my advice, I would advise them to take a very hard line against that,” McCabe said.
He believes there is precedent for not sharing information from ongoing criminal investigations with Congress. And he said that the DOJ is in a “very strong position” on those grounds.
And then he dared to say that, in resisting, it would have to end up in the courts and that would drag things out.
How’s that for a former law enforcement officer?
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has already seen the potential for this and admitted that this was why he is “not a fan” of special counsel investigations.
Let’s hope that Biden’s team does what is right, not what McCabe is advising.