For the better part of the past two years we’ve all believed that it was Bob Mueller who fired Peter Strzok from the special counsel investigation into Trump and Russian collusion.
But it was not:
FOX NEWS – Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe claimed he “made the decision” to remove Peter Strzok from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team in the summer of 2017 after a series of anti-Trump text messages surfaced between the former FBI special agent and another official with whom he was romantically involved.
It was long thought that Mueller had Strzok removed after the texts between him and Lisa Page were uncovered. But McCabe’s apparent role was revealed in a newly released transcript from his House Judiciary Committee interview on Dec. 21, 2017.
Asked if he was directly involved in the firing of Strzok, McCabe replied: “Yes.”
McCabe told lawmakers that on July 27, 2017, he was contacted by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s office.
“They said they had a very important matter for me to review and they needed me to come across the street and talk to them that day, which was unusual,” McCabe explained. “I made the decision to remove him from the investigation that evening.”
McCabe explained that after meeting with Horowitz, he “met with a very small group” of his “fellow leaders.”
“We discussed Peter’s reassignment, and we discussed where we would place him,” McCabe said.
So why would someone like McCabe, who was clearly against the president, take Strzok off the special counsel’s team?
“What I knew at that point was that the inspector general was investigating Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page for potential political bias,” McCabe said. “And simply the existence of that investigation I felt was –could place in jeopardy the work of the special counsel’s team, and I did not—I could not possibly take that risk.”
You probably guessed it. Like any good Democrat, McCabe did it to PROTECT Mueller’s investigation into Trump. Of course!
He could not possibly risk it getting side-tracked with anti-Trump baggage because Mueller’s investigation into Trump was so important! He was the man that would take down Trump, or so they though at the time.