FBI Director James Comey is out. Until Trump fills the position, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will act as standing Director of the FBI. But McCabe is not without his own controversies.
Last year, McCabe came under fire for failing to disclose his wife’s financial ties to prominent Clinton allies.
A top FBI official who came under scrutiny last year over his wife’s campaign contributions from a Hillary Clinton ally did not list those 2015 donations or his wife’s salary in financial disclosure forms, according to records reviewed by Fox News.
The records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left the box blank for wife Dr. Jill McCabe’s salary, as a doctor with Commonwealth Emergency Physicians. And there is no documentation of the hundreds of thousands of campaign funds she received in her unsuccessful 2015 Virginia state Senate race.
As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, Clinton confidant and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe urged McCabe’s wife to run for statewide office shortly after news reports were published that Hillary Clinton used a private email server and address for all her government business while serving as secretary of State.
For the reporting period of October through November 2015, McCabe’s campaign filings show she received $467,500 from Common Good VA, a political action committee controlled by McAuliffe, as well as an additional $292,500 from a second Democratic PAC.
Asked why the deputy director did not list his wife’s salary or the campaign contributions on the “Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report” (OGE Form 278e) for 2015, an FBI spokesman said the forms were certified as “in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.” The spokesman added Office of Government Ethics regulations do not stipulate that a spouse’s salary or contributions received by a spouse’s political campaign must be declared.
Firing Comey may be the first step in de-politicizing the FBI, but with McCabe acting as director, the bureau will continue to be weighed down by political controversy. At least this time, no one can accuse the director of being too conservative. His past actions show that he is anything but.
Source: Fox News