Similarity between Biden and Hillary Clinton: ‘disgusting’ reports
Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe She said Friday that the special counsel’s report on President Biden keeping classified documents while the vice president was in office has “disgusting similarities” to the findings of the agency’s 2016 investigation into the former secretary of state. Hillary ClintonEmail messages.
While special counsel Robert Hoare’s 388-page report, released Thursday, found that Biden “intentionally… Keep documents After leaving the White House No charges were filed Against the president. In his statement, Hoare noted that Biden is a “sympathetic, well-intentioned elderly man with a weak memory,” which has led to his deteriorating health. Ordinance audit From the Democrats and the White House.
In an interview with CNN, McCabe said that Hoare — who was appointed by former President Trump — was trying to appease Biden’s critics.
McCabe said that Hur, the Trump-appointed prosecutor, was likely trying to please Biden’s allies, by not pressing charges, and critics, by finding that he mishandled documents.
“I really felt like it was another case of a very high-ranking investigator coming out with a conclusion that he probably knew wasn’t going to be accepted or embraced by many people and kind of trying to even the scales,” the former FBI said. The official said.
He added: “In other words, to manipulate a kind of… segment of the public that would have been frustrated by the fact that he concluded not to pursue charges.” “That’s what it felt like to me.”
McCabe noted that the same thing happened in July 2016, when then-FBI Director James Comey Evidence found She said Clinton was “extremely negligent” with secret emails found on a private server, but said that was not enough to merit an indictment — ultimately opening the door for her to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.
“I think the point where we went too far and made a mistake was in Jim’s speech that was clearly critical of Hillary Clinton, but of course he did not recommend that she be indicted,” McCabe said on Friday. “Using those terms was likely a violation of the (Department of Justice) policy that you don’t say bad things about someone you say you’re not going to charge.”
Comparisons have also been made between Clinton and Trump He faces 40 charges It focused on the mishandling of classified records and attempts to obstruct the government from recovering them after he left the White House, but both denounced the similarity.
Speaking Friday to members of the National Rifle Association in Pennsylvania, the former president said Argue That if Biden — and Clinton by proxy — isn’t indicted, he shouldn’t be indicted either.
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