Meghan McCain slammed Andrew McCabe during an interview on “The View,” questioning the former FBI deputy director about being a leaker to the New York Times.
While the rest of the interview was not overly aggressive, McCain chose to go after McCabe for alleged press leaks.
“I don’t believe you’re a reliable narrator. And I’m not convinced this isn’t just some kind of PR campaign to stop yourself from getting indicted. You were fired at the recommendation of the FBI — which, in your book, you cite four times how great of an organization it is, for your lack of candor. I would like you to say right here on national TV that you were not a source for The New York Times. You were never a source for The New York Times or any other publication — considering that is what you were accused of lying about.”
McCabe was obviously taken aback by her questioning but tried to deny her accusations.
“Absolutely not,” McCabe said. “Not at any time ever. You should understand, Meghan, when I was serving as deputy director, I was one of two people in the FBI that had the authority to disclose information to the media. That is an FBI policy, it’s baked into the way that we run media relations in the organization. So I transacted on issues regarding the media every single day.”
However, McCain chose to push deeper, bringing up James Comey’s claims about the leaks.
“Then why did James Comey deny the claim that he approved your leaks to the press?” asked McCain.
"Absolutely not, no — not in anytime, ever," former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells @TheView when asked if he ever leaked to NY Times.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 19, 2019
But McCabe claimed that Comey was misremembering conversations.
“I don’t know why Jim Comey doesn’t remember the conversations that we had in the same way that I do,” McCabe replied. “It is understandable. He was under an enormous amount of stress at the time. He had a lot of other more important things to worry about. I can’t explain why he doesn’t remember them the same way I do.”
As IJR previously reported, McCabe recently revealed that some in the Department of Justice were considering the possibility of removing President Donald Trump from office.