Barack Obama may be under the illusion that his eight years in office were scandal-free, but reality is rearing its ugly head once again. Over a year after the 44th president left office, yet another accusation of bias is shaking the Obama administration’s not-so-perfect legacy.
At the center of the latest scandal is a scathing report from the Office of Inspector General, which has come out as part of the investigation into disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
“On Friday, April 13, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Justice issued a report on McCabe, detailing how he had ‘lacked candor,’” even under oath, on four occassions that dealt with a leak to the Wall Street Journal,” CNS News summarized.
“For this misconduct the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that McCabe be fired,” that outlet continued. This by itself isn’t new information, but additional details that are part of the report are now raising questions about the entire Obama administration.
There is strong evidence that during the run-up to the 2016 election, Obama’s team improperly pressured McCabe and other FBI officials to drop their inquiry into the Clinton Foundation, the Bill and Hillary-backed organization that has been accused of making shady pay-to-play deals.
“McCabe told the OIG that on August 12, 2016, he received a telephone call from PADAG (Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General) regarding the FBI’s handling of the CF Investigation,” stated the government report.
Remember, this is not mere speculation from a random news outlet, but the official report from the inspector general within the Department of Justice.
Andrew McCabe, who has since been fired by Jeff Sessions and is certainly no ally of the Trump administration, told the DOJ panel that he was deeply bothered by the Obama team’s efforts to push him away from the Clinton Foundation investigation, which came at the height of the presidential election.
“McCabe said that PADAG expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the CF (Clinton Foundation) Investigation during the presidential campaign,” declared the inspector general report.
“According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking ‘are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’ McCabe told us that the conversation was ‘very dramatic’ and he never had a similar confrontation like the PADAG call with a high level Department official in his entire FBI career,” the DOJ document explained.
It’s difficult to come to any other conclusion than this: People within the Obama administration, perhaps even the attorney general, ordered McCabe to drop his investigation into the Clinton Foundation because it would hurt Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.
That’s exactly the conclusion reached by J. Christian Adams, an attorney with experience within the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.
“This is a top-level DOJ official who called the FBI and said shut down the Hillary (Clinton) Foundation investigation,” he told CNS News.
“What kind of Justice Department do we have, that a couple weeks before the election, that presidential political appointees are calling the No. 2 guy at the FBI, essentially saying, give Hillary a pass?” Adams continued. “That’s in the OIG report! That’s the real bombshell!”
For all the left’s rabble-rousing about “collusion” and “obstruction of justice” directed at President Donald Trump, there is growing pile of evidence that it was Barack Obama who was using these very tactics.
If the Office of Inspector General report is accurate, then the Obama administration’s actions were at least unethical, and very likely criminal.
One thing is clear: The American people deserve answers.
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