CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewed Rep. Jim Jordan this morning and went after him for going after Andrew McCabe who was fired at the recommendation of FBI investigators.
“McCabe, did he lie? They say yes in the IG report, they made a referral for him to be prosecuted,” Cuomo said. He continued, “But about what did he lie?”
“Same thing Michael Flynn did,” Rep. Jordan replied, referring not to the content of the lie but the nature of the offense (lying to the FBI is a crime).
“I’m not saying what he did, I’m saying what did he lie about,” Cuomo said. “Here’s what I don’t get about you guys. McCabe lied, allegedly…in saying he wanted to go after [Hillary] and his concern that the DOJ wouldn’t. So what are you criticizing that for?” Cuomo continued, adding, “He’s going after exactly what you wanted him too.”
Apparently, if Andrew McCabe was going after the right target, the GOP should be giving him a pass? Rep. Jordan pointed out, again, that lying to the FBI is a crime.
“You guys are so selective in your outrage. You want to go after McCabe. McCabe was trying to push to investigate Clinton, which is what you say you wanted,” Cuomo said.
It’s pretty clear what Chris Cuomo is trying to do here. He’s suggesting that Republicans can’t really believe McCabe was a bad guy because his lie to the FBI was about his interest in going after Hillary, something the...