President Donald Trump’s personal retribution campaign against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe hit a wall this week as the Department of Justice got caught dragging out the investigation for political gain, forcing them to drop the case after finding no evidence to indict.
In the midst of Trump’s interference with the DOJ, America kinda forgot that Trump and his henchmen have been persecuting McCabe to punish him for his role in the Russian investigation.
Trump has repeatedly demanded that McCabe be investigated and prosecuted even though he committed no crimes.
On Friday, the DOJ finally came to that same conclusion and sent McCabe a letter informing him of the decision.
“We write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. told McCabe’s attorneys. “Based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the government at this time, we consider the matter closed.”
Trump has not yet responded to this news, although it’s likely he is throwing a tantrum.
McCabe, however, expressed relief after being concerned about recent events.
“I’ve been greatly concerned by what I’ve seen take place in the White House and in the Department of Justice, quite frankly, in the last week,” McCabe said. “And certainly the president’s kind of revenge tirade following his acquittal in the impeachment proceeding has only kind of amplified my concerns about what would happen in my own case.”
The decision by the Justice Department to drop the case came just months after federal Judge Reggie Barnett Walton, a George W. Bush appointee, slammed Trump’s personal involvement in the case and called out prosecutors for dragging out the investigation to help Trump gain politically.
“The public is listening,” the judge said. “I don’t think people like the fact that you got somebody at the top basically trying to dictate whether somebody should be prosecuted. I just think it’s a banana republic when we go down that road. I think it’s very unfortunate. And I think as a government and as a society, we’re going to pay a price at some point for this.”
Indeed, we certainly have. Trump is attempting to seize control of the DOJ to help himself and his cronies and turn it into a political weapon to use against his critics and political rivals. The fact that the DOJ dropped the case against McCabe for lack of evidence proves that Trump lied and wrongly persecuted a veteran law enforcement official. And he is most certainly lying about everyone else he wants to be prosecuted.
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