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March 23, 2018

McCabe's Mea-Non-Culpa Editorial in the, Get This, Washington Post: I Didn't Intentionally Mislead Anybody. My Answers Weren't "Fully Accurate," But I Was Confused

Okay, then riddle me this, Andy's Office:

Why is Jeff Sessions still recused from overseeing the Russia Hoax then?

He was certainly "confused" by Al Franken's bafflingly recursive question.

Why is it liberals like you and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are always merely "confused" when you give what you admit answers which are not "fully accurate"?

On March 16, I spent the day with my family waiting to hear whether I would be fired, after 21 years in the FBI and one day before I qualified for my long-planned, earned retirement.

As day turned to night, I had a lot of time to reflect on how it would feel to be separated from the organization I loved -- and led -- and the mission that has been the central focus of my professional life. Despite all the preparation for the worst-case scenario, I still felt disoriented and sick to my stomach. Around 10 p.m., a friend called to tell me that CNN was reporting that I had been fired. She read me the attorney general's statement.

So much drama he could be an 8th grade Goth Girl whose parents JUST TOTALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE!!!

So, after two decades of public service, I found out that I had been fired in the most disembodied, impersonal way -- third-hand, based on a news account.

Kind of how Reince Priebus learned of your leaks -- third-hand, in a news report.

Shortly after getting word, I noticed an email from a Justice Department official in my work account, telling me that I had been "removed from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the civil service."

I have been accused of "lack of candor." That is not true. I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators.

Just like his heroes the Clintons: "I did not knowingly know what I doingly did, not ever, not one time."

See-- I lacked intent. Ask my good friend James Comey about that.

When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could.

But, alas, the most complete and accurate answers were, through no fault of my own, lies.

And when I realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have been misunderstood, I took the initiative to correct them.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess you "took the initiative to correct them" a little bit after you caught wind you were being investigated for these false answers.

At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me may well have been confused and distracted -- and for that I take full responsibility. But that is not a lack of candor. And under no circumstances could it ever serve as the basis for the very public and extended humiliation of my family and me that the administration, and the president personally, have engaged in over the past year.

Easily confused and distracted -- just want we want in the Deputy Director of the FBI.

Not in my worst nightmares did I ever dream my FBI career would end this way.

In your worst nightmares did you leak and lie about it all the fucking time?

"I was confused and distracted when I provided false answers to investigators." -- Andrew McCabe. Also, said by approximately 10,000 other people prosecuted by his own FBI for obstruction of justice and making false statements.

Late Friday night news-dump. Why? Because it's so terrible. The media is hoping you won't read this. However, they will refer back to it -- without quoting what is, essentially, a confession of guilt with a "B-b-but I was totally confuzinated, Cletus!" bullshit stinger at the end -- and just paraphrase, "McCabe strenuously denied the charges in a lengthy, heartfelt op-ed which praised the FBI and virtually sang the Star Spangled Banner..."

No quotes. Because the quotes would be awful.

Open thread. I'm posting this on top of the last thread because, whew, I want to rest for the night.

But do see the below post, too.

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