McCabe is a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump, and his bombshell “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday revealed talks between himself and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein where Rosenstein had offered to wear a wire into the Oval Office and raised the question of invoking the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to remove the president from office.
This revelation received backlash online, with the majority of Americans believing that McCabe’s actions were illegal. This group includes Fox News contributor and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who went as far as to say in a tweet on Monday that McCabe “should be on trial, not a book tour.”
Jason Chaffetz: FBI’s Andrew McCabe should be on trial, not a book tourhttps://t.co/jFfzYrkRQl
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) February 18, 2019
In the interview, Guthrie asked McCabe whether or not he had seen “clear bias against the president” by Strzok and Page. McCabe defended the pair.
“Not once, not from Lisa Page, not from Pete Strzok, and not from anybody else on that team,” McCabe said.
Watch the video below:
“Lisa Page and Pete Strzok are good people who served this country well. They made some poor decisions in their private lives and in terms of the communications they exchanged with each other that’s brought incredible grief and scrutiny on the FBI.” -Andrew McCabe pic.twitter.com/lClAZoJbfu
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 19, 2019
Guthrie went on to bring up a text message between the former FBI officials, who were having an affair at the time, referencing a meeting in “Andy’s (McCabe) office” and asked McCabe if he remembered the conversation. McCabe responded with:
“I don’t recall the meeting or the conversation that they relate in their private text. It’s one — a question I’ve been asked many times. We had many, many meetings between myself and those two and many others on the investigative team, so I don’t recall the conversation that they’re referring to.”
He then went on to say:
“But I can tell you this: Lisa Page and Pete Strzok are good people who served this country well. They made some poor decisions in their private lives and in terms of the communications they exchanged with each other, that’s brought incredible grief and scrutiny on the FBI. I’m sure they regret that, but good people make bad decisions every day.”
At the end of the interview, Guthrie inquired whether McCabe would be “vindicated” by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, to which McCabe replied that he “anxiously awaits” the findings of the Mueller report.