McCabe: No One In Bipartisan Gang Of 8 Pushed Back Against FBI’s Trump Probe

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February 19, 2019 9:38 a.m.

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday that when he briefed the Gang of Eight — a bipartisan cohort of the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate — on the FBI opening an investigation into President Donald Trump, no one voiced dissent.

He gave the briefing on the counterintelligence investigation soon after former FBI Director James Comey’s firing.

“That’s the important part here, Savannah,” McCabe told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie. “No one objected. Not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds and not based on the facts.”

Notably, the Gang at the time included Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), one of Trump’s greatest allies. The President has not yet responded to this newest revelation, but he has been making his feelings clear as McCabe makes the rounds for his book, “The Threat.”

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