Whatever was said behind closed doors at the House Senate Intelligence Committee marathon hearing with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Tuesday remains largely confidential, but sources said House members doubted much of the top FBI agent’s assertions.
“We have our sources too you know and they’re pretty damn good,” one House source said.
The source said McCabe’s answers during the eight-hour hearing to many questions and situations surrounding the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation simply did not match material facts developed during the House investigation.
“I think his testimony created more questions,” the House source said. “I can’t go into all the issues but there are many areas where his (McCabe’s) answers felt disingenuous to put it nicely.”
The source said McCabe offered contradictory testimony related to the funding of the Dodgy Trump dossier.
McCabe claimed he could not recall who paid Christopher Steele for the dossier. House members peppered him with questions on whether the dossier was underwritten by The FBI? The DOJ? The DNC? Or Hillary’s campaign?
McCabe said he couldn’t recall.
When House members pointed out to McCabe that he had internal FBI documents with his name on them dealing with the genesis of the financing for the Trump dossier, he denied familiarity with the documents.
“He knows exactly who paid for the dossier,” the House source said.
Did McCabe perjure himself?
“This isn’t going to end any time soon,” the source said. “We have to hear more testimony and then we can get into the conclusions about who is lying and about what.”