Laura Ingraham was joined by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday night to revealing new information on the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
On the program, the two explained why there is more evidence of the need for a second special counsel.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe earlier this month — just hours before his retirement, this came just after the Justice Department’s inspector general determined McCabe lied during his review of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
The inspector general’s report has not yet been made public, but Jordan and Meadows’ branch do have a copy of it.
Jordan said the report says that McCabe lied FOUR times about leaking information to the media: once was to the Office of Professional Responsibility, the other to former FBI Director James Comey and then twice under oath to the inspector general.
Meadows stated this information is further evidence that a second special counsel is needed to look into potential bias at the FBI and DOJ, and how they had handled the Clinton email scandal as well as the Russia investigation.
Is there a Special Counsel coming?
Jeff Sessions announced on this Thursday that a federal prosecutor was currently evaluating certain problems surrounding the FBI, but said that he would not appoint a second special counsel at this time.
“We need to have this special counsel. I disagree with the attorney general,” Meadows said. “For the attorney general to suggest there’s not enough there-there is just extremely disappointing.”
Jordan also noted that McCabe is just one of many top FBI officials involved in the Clinton and Russia investigations who have been fired or demoted.
“If those aren’t extraordinary circumstances warranting a second special counsel, I don’t know what the heck is,” Jordan said. “I don’t know why the attorney general keeps postponing this. Everyone in town knows we need a second special counsel to get to the bottom of this.”