Fact Check: What McCabe Actually Said
May 17, 2017
Tonight, the White House has attempted to parse Acting Director McCabe’s words from his testimony last week. In reality, McCabe said that it was the firing of James Comey that did not impede the investigation, not the president.
Hearing Transcript, May 10:
RUBIO: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. McCabe, can you without going into the specific of any individual investigation, I think the American people want to know, has the dismissal of Mr. Comey in any way impeded, interrupted, stopped or negatively impacted any of the work, any investigation, or any ongoing projects at the Federal Bureau of Investigations?
MCCABE: As you know, Senator, the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance, any decisions. So, there has been no effort to impede our investigation today. Quite simply put sir, you cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people, and upholding the Constitution.