Fitton: Op-Ed by Andrew McCabe's Wife Is 'Noise' So He Can Challenge FBI Ouster
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Tuesday that Jill McCabe's comments on the firing of her husband as FBI deputy director is "a lot of noise" that's meant to provide material Andrew McCabe can use in challenging his removal.
In an op-ed piece published in the Washington Post, Jill McCabe maintained that the nearly $700,000 in contributions made to her 2015 Virginia state senate campaign had nothing to do with her husband's role in the Clinton email investigation.
Fitton said McCabe did not recuse himself from the investigation until the contributions became public.
McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month -- just hours before his planned retirement -- after the Justice Department's inspector general determined that McCabe lacked candor with investigators looking into leaks.
The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended his firing.
In her op-ed, McCabe said her 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."
She also added that her husband's involvement in the Clinton email probe came after her campaign was over.
"The issue is whether or not her husband -- as a result of money from a Clinton ally -- had to recuse himself because of the appearance that justice wouldn't be fairly administered," Fitton said on "Outnumbered Overtime."
He added that Judicial Watch learned that McCabe's recusal did not go through the normal process.
Watch the full segment above.