Federal Judge Slams DOJ For ‘Disturbing’ Handling of Andrew McCabe
Earlier this week, President Trump cemented his status as a mafioso tyrant after coming out against his own Justice Department over the handling over his longtime pal and political hack Roger Stone.
Consequently, every prosecutor in Roger Stone’s criminal case abruptly resigned. But there’s no greater example of this unhinged president’s flagrant meddling than the case involving former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
The DOJ’s handling of the McCabe case, particularly President Trump’s insidious involvement in it, caused federal Judge Reggie Barnett Walton to call the government’s handling of it “disturbing,” a “mess,” and veering close to a “banana republic.”
“I think it’s very unfortunate,” Judge Walton told prosecutors as the case hung in limbo in late September. “And I think as a government and as a society, we’re going to pay a price at some point for this.”
Judge Walton also took issue with President Trump’s apparent personal involvement in the case. He told prosecutors that Trump’s comments about the case complicated the ability to receive a fair hearing in the FOIA lawsuit.
[T]he public is listening to what’s going on, and I don’t think people like the fact that you’ve got somebody at the top basically trying to dictate whether somebody should be prosecuted, Walton told prosecutors when they asked for another delay in late September. I just think it’s a banana republic when we go down that road and we have those type of statements being made that are conceivably—even if not—influencing the ultimate decision. I think there are a lot of people on the outside who perceive that there is undue, inappropriate pressure being brought to bear.
"The McCabe case—and President Donald Trump’s personal involvement in it—prompted federal judge Reggie Barnett Walton to call the government’s handling of it “disturbing,” a “mess,” and veering close to a “banana republic.”"#CREW
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— jeff fischer (@jefffgti) February 14, 2020
Walton made these comments in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) against the Justice Department.
Jordan Libowitz, a spokesperson for CREW, went even further when he said that it looked like the government was “trying to cover up the fact that they were stringing this [lawsuit] along while looking for a reason to indict McCabe.”
Trump, never missing an opportunity to go on a petty tweetstorm, tweeted about McCabe dozens of times. The stable genius went so far as to accuse McCabe of treason, which is rather interesting coming from a man who was impeached over refusing aid to a foreign country in order to get political dirt on a potential 2020 presidential opponent.
McCabe, however, fought back after Trump insinuated he deserved the death penalty.
“It’s just a disgusting level of disrespect for the people who serve this country every day,” he said.
For emperor tiny hands, the disgusting level of disrespect is for those who don’t serve him.