Jill McCabe, the wife of fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, wrote an editorial in the Washington Post, The President Attacked My Reputation. It’s Time to Set the Record Straight.
Her editorial may have raised more questions than it answered.
Dick Black, an incumbent, won with 25,898 votes (52.4%) to McCabe’s 23,544 votes (47.6%).
From her editorial:
My campaign received funding from the state Democratic Party and the governor’s PAC — on par with what other candidates in competitive races on both sides of the aisle received. All those contributions were publicly reported.
Donations were most definitely not on par with other candidates – more below.
Andrew and I went to Richmond to meet with various politicians, including then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The subject of Hillary Clinton never came up.
A reporter called my cellphone on a Sunday in October 2016, asking questions about contributions to my campaign and whether there had been any influence on Andrew’s decisions at the FBI.
This would likely be Devlin Barret – the WSJ Reporter who broke the initial story regarding McAuliffe’s contributions.
Andrew’s involvement in the Clinton investigation came not only after the contributions were made to my campaign but also after the race was over. Since that news report, there have been thousands more, repeating the false allegation that there was some connection between my campaign and my husband’s role at the FBI.
She blames President Trump:
After the 2016 election, I thought for a while that it was all over — at least now that President-elect Trump won, he would stop coming after us. How naive that was. After then-FBI Director James B. Comey was fired, we knew that Andrew could be the next target of the president’s wrath.
Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe.
Both the Office of Inspector General and the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility issued reports concluding that McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.
Rep. Jim Jordan, who has a copy of the OPR Report, noted that McCabe lied at least four times – including twice while under oath to the Inspector General.
Andrew McCabe was personally responsible for helping to exonerate Clinton. He’s also been at the center of the investigation and surveillance of President Trump.
Here’s an October 24, 2016 quote from long-time friend and political ally of the Clinton family, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, regarding the McCabe meeting:
That was the only time I ever met her husband. It was about Jill, highly qualified, she’s a medical doctor, and she’s a community leader. That’s why we were supporting her.
McAuliffe met with the McCabe’s on March 7, 2015 – the purpose of the meeting was to convince Dr. McCabe to run for office – her first run at any public office.
Clinton’s private server was uncovered by the New York Times on March 2, 2015 – five days before McAuliffe’s first meeting with the McCabe’s.
At the time of McAuliffe’s first meeting with the McCabe’s, Andrew McCabe was running the FBI’s Washington, D.C. field office.
McCabe’s office provided personnel and resources to the Clinton email investigation, although McCabe would not assume direct responsibility for the Clinton Email Investigation until February 1, 2016.
Jill McCabe lost the Virginia State Senate election in November 2015.
McAuliffe – a longtime Clinton Confidant – donated $467,500 to the 2015 Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe. The Virginia Democratic Party (controlled by McAuliffe) donated an additional $207,788 for a grand total of $675,288. This equated to more than a third of Dr. McCabe’s campaign funds.
Interestingly, McAuliffe himself was under investigation by the FBI – at exactly the same time – for donations made to his campaign:
The investigation is examining $120,000 of donations to the Democratic governor’s campaign and inauguration made by U.S.-based companies controlled by Chinese businessman Wang Wenliang.
Another of Mr. Wang’s companies, Rilin Enterprises, has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. The investigation dates to at least last year.
The FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server was formally launched on July 10, 2015.
At the end of July 2015, Andrew McCabe was promoted to the number three position within the FBI.
In the middle of October 2015, McCabe emailed investigators that Clinton would get an “HQ Special” – special or lenient treatment.
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During this same period, Clinton was testifying before the Benghazi Committee.
McCabe was again promoted on February 1, 2016 – assuming the title of Deputy Director and becoming FBI Director James Comey’s number two man.
At this point, McCabe was in charge of the entire Clinton Email Investigation.
On January 30, 2018, the Washington Post reported that Andrew McCabe intentionally sat on emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop for over three weeks:
The Justice Department’s inspector general has been focused for months on why Andrew McCabe, as the No. 2 official at the FBI, appeared not to act for about three weeks on a request to examine a batch of Hillary Clinton-related emails found in the latter stages of the 2016 election campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.
The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, has been asking witnesses why FBI leadership seemed unwilling to move forward on the examination of emails found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner until late October — about three weeks after first being alerted to the issue.
From an article that lays out contributions to Jill McCabe’s campaign in surprising detail, the following dates are obtained:
Common Good VA – McAuliffe’s PAC – made six different contributions to the spouse of the FBI Deputy Director:
- June 9, 2015: $7,500
- June 19, 2015: $7,500
- August 31, 2015: $2,500
- Oct. 1, 2015: $150,000
- Oct. 27, 2015: $125,000
- Oct. 29, 2015: $175,000
Additionally, the Democratic Party of Virginia, controlled by McAuliffe, made the following contributions to Dr. McCabe’s campaign:
- Sept. 30, 2015: $147,961
- Oct. 22, 2015: $59,827
Again, the FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server was formally launched on July 10, 2015.
In addition to the McAuliffe donations, the Inspector General is reportedly also focused on an additional $550,000 Dr. McCabe received from heavyweight Democratic donors linked to Hillary Clinton, including Fredrick D. Schaufeld and wife, Karen.
In the month of June, Dr. McCabe raised approximately $91,000 with approximately $45,000 (49.5%) coming from donors connected to Clinton/McAuliffe.
Over the next two months of July & August, Dr. McCabe raised approximately $162,000 with $98,000 (60.5%) coming from donors connected to Clinton/McAuliffe.
From October 1 through the end of the campaign, Dr. McCabe raised $972,000, a national record for state-run senate campaigns in a single month. That accounted for 58% of the $1.669 million Dr. McCabe raised during the entire campaign.
At least $500,000 in October campaign contributions came from McAuliffe affiliates.
Jill McCabe lost her State Senate race in November 2015 – despite outpacing her opponent 2:1 in political contributions.
Read Jill McCabe’s editorial and decide for yourself.
Did she actually “set the record straight”?