While making the rounds on Tuesday to discuss his new book, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was confronted by Meghan McCain, co-host of “The View” and daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
McCain told McCabe she doesn’t see him as a “reliable narrator” and suggested his book tour may be just a publicity stunt to avoid legal troubles.
“I don’t believe you’re a reliable narrator and I’m not convinced this isn’t just some kind of PR campaign to stop yourself from getting indicted,” she said.
“You were fired at the recommendation of the FBI — which, in your book, you cite four times how great of an organization it is, for your lack of candor,” she continued. “I would like you to say right here on national TV that you were not a source for The New York Times. You were never a source for The New York Times or any other publication — considering that is what you were accused of lying about. … Basically were you ever a leaker to the New York Times?”
“Absolutely not, not in any time ever,” he responded.
.@MeghanMcCain to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe: "Were you ever a leaker to the 'The New York Times'?"
— The View (@TheView) February 19, 2019
McCabe has made headlines in recent days over revelations in media appearances and his new book, “The Threat,” that the Justice Department was considering invoking the 25th Amendment to oust Trump.
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