A key Hillary Clinton ally gave a massive donation to the wife of an FBI official who oversaw Clinton’s email probe! Terry McAuliffe already landed in hot water in 2016 after he allegedly broke campaign laws by reportedly accepting foreign donations.
But now the Virginia Governor has a whole new set of problems to worry about — with the Wall Street Journal reporting that he donated nearly “$500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email use.”
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McAuliffe’s political action committee gave $467,500 to Jill McCabe’s state Senate campaign in 2015. The problem? McCabe is the wife of Andrew McCabe, the FBI deputy director who spearheaded the investigation into Hillary’s misuse of classified information through her private email server.
McAuliffe’s began funneling the money only two months after the bureau began their probe into Hillary. During that time the FBI agent was promoted to the No. 3 position at the FBI. Within the same year he rose the ranks to become the number two guy behind director James Comey, who later said the FBI would not pursue prosecution for Hilary.
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The FBI said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal that McCabe “played no role, attended no events, and did not participate in fundraising or support of any kind. Months after the completion of her campaign, then-Associate Deputy Director McCabe was promoted to Deputy, where, in that position, he assumed for the first time, an oversight role in the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails.”
A spokesman for McAuliffe said the governor “supported Jill McCabe because he believed she would be a good state senator. This is a customary practice for Virginia governors … Any insinuation that his support was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous.”