McCabe: ‘No Pushback Whatsoever’ from Gang of Eight After Presentation of Trump Investigation

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday morning for a wide-ranging interview in promotion of his new book Threat and doubled down on news revealed yesterday that the reported to the “Gang of Eight” that the FBI had opened a counter-intelligence investigation into President Donald Trump.

The Gang of Eight is a bipartisan group of House and Senate leadership and leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committee. In this instance, roughly two years ago, the members included Senators Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, and Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff representing the Democrats, and Senators Mitch McConnell and Richard Burr and Representatives Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes representing the Republicans.

Co-host Joe Scarborough asked his guest “when you went and talked to the Gang of Eight, when you talked to Mitch McConnell, when you talked to Devin Nunes, any concerns from Nunes, Burr, Ryan or Mcconnell, the Republicans there?”

McCabe answered clearly that he had “no concerns,” and when pressed added that he received “no pushback whatsoever” before explaining how he walked through what he described as a “fairly detailed brief”

“There was resignation at the there were a few nodding heads,” McCabe added.

A somewhat gob-smacked Scarborough pressed, asking “but you were specific, we are investigating the president of the United States because we are concerned that there may be something amiss regarding his relationship with Russia?”

McCabe “I was perfectly clear of that.”

Watch above via MSNBC.

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