Former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman said on Wednesday that the performance of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was a “disaster.”
“This is a typical example of a person who felt inconsistent, lied, and deceived for a period of time when he was discovered, and then tried to be straightforward. I mean, this testimony was a disaster,” Tolman told. Fox and friends”.
While investigating the mistakes of McCabe’s Russian investigation, Tolman said that McCabe was “want to protect himself” and the then FBI Director James Comey ( James Comey), and at the time “realized that they were both in charge”
In response to Senator Ted Cruz (Ted Cruz), Tolman asked McCabe if he authorized Comey to leak information about the Clinton Foundation investigation to the media.
FBI officials stated that lawyers agreed to prosecute MCCABE in the investigation of the Russian Federation
McCabe said on Tuesday that he would not approve if he knew the factual errors contained in the warrant application for the FBI’s surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
McCabe faces challenges from the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning other matters related to the FBI’s early investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible investigations related to Trump’s presidential campaign. Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (S. Lindsey Graham, RS.C.) pressured McCabe on the Page arrest warrant submitted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and asked him whether he would sign it if he Know that then know what he knows now.
“No, sir.” McCabe said.
Despite acknowledging and acknowledging that the FBI’s statements in the warrant application contained false statements, McCabe still did not say who was ultimately to blame.
“I think we are all responsible for the work of the FIA,” McCabe told Graham. When asked if he had misled the court, McCabe only said that he “signed a package” that contained errors or omitted information that should have been included.
McCabe did not disclose the names of any individuals directly responsible for the false statements. Neither did James Comey, the former director of the FBI, appeared on the committee in September.
Graham expressed frustration on Tuesday that the FBI’s response to the person responsible for the FISA application essentially amounts to “everyone is responsible, no one is responsible.”
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Tolman said that although he is proud of working for the FBI, certain aspects of the FBI “need to be revised.”
“I don’t know that we can systematically endure what we have at the individual level, people’s lives are destroyed, but also at the organizational level. That’s right, now the FBI is still making a comeback. Since 2016, The country has completely lost confidence that the FBI will not advance politically.”
Ronn Blitzer and Morgan Phillips of Fox News contributed to this report.