Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe had a message for those who are trying to obstruct the Russia investigation that the FBI can’t be stopped from doing the right thing and protecting the American people and the Constitution.
Q: Did Comey's firing impede any investigation?
McCabe: “you cannot stop the men and the women of the FBI from doing the right thing” pic.twitter.com/4hSqb2IXlM
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 11, 2017
Sen. Marco Rubio asked if Comey’s dismissal interfered or disrupted the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
McCabe answered, “As you know, Senator, the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance, any decisions, so there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date. Simply put, sir, you can not stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people, and upholding the Constitution.”
What was so interesting about his answer was that it appeared to contain a warning for anyone who might be trying to impede with the Russia investigation that their efforts are going to fail. It would be difficult to describe Comey’s firing as a direct effort to impede the investigate, so it is possible to for McCabe to answer that there has been no effort to impede the investigation while also issuing a warning to anyone inside the White House who thinks that firing Comey is going to derail the FBI’s efforts to get to the truth.
The information that the FBI has is going to come out. Depending on what Trump does that info will come out through an investigation or will be leaked to the media.
If the FBI has evidence of Trump collusion with Russia, it is only a matter of time until the public finds out.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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