Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will not be testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this coming Tuesday, citing fear over the coronavirus that he claims would “put his family’s health at risk,” according to a letter from his attorney.
McCabe was set to testify as part of Republicans’ investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe until it was revealed that two GOP senators on the panel, Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of N.C., tested positive for the virus Friday, McCabe’s lawyer, Michael R. Bromwich, wrote to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., according to The Hill.
“It may well be that other members of the Committee and staff who plan to attend the hearing will test positive between now and then, or may have been exposed to the virus and may be a carrier,” Bromwich wrote. “Under these circumstances, an in-person hearing carries grave safety risks to Mr. McCabe, me, and senators and staff who would attend.”
Bromwich said McCabe is “willing, able, and eager to testify in person” about the FBI’s Russia investigation “when it is safe to do so,” adding the former deputy director is “not willing to put his family’s health at risk to do so.”
So why not testify remotely?
Because of “reasons of fairness” apparently.
“A fair and appropriate hearing of this kind — which is complex and contentious — simply cannot be conducted other than in person,” Bromwich wrote in his letter.
Whole lot of excuses, right?
It seems like McCabe is trying to avoid testifying and is trying to buy as much time as possible. Makes you wonder what the man is up to and what he has to hide?
We the people deserve to know the truth about the corruption McCabe and disgraced FBI Director James Comey participated in against President Trump. Let’s hope we get some answers soon.