Jake Tapper on McCabe Leaving: ‘Leading the Russia Investigation Could be Hazardous to Your Career’
Jake Tapper opened his show on Monday by addressing Andrew McCabe‘s departure from the FBI, and he noted how people seem to take on certain career risks whenever they try to investigate President Trump for matters involving Russian collusion.
“Leading the Russia investigation could be hazardous to your career,” Tapper said at the top of the hour.
Tapper went on to note how Trump attacked McCabe multiple times over the past few months, which comes after the president fired James Comey in connection with ongoing investigations into Russia’s 2016 election interference. McCabe’s ouster comes after Trump reportedly asked McCabe who he voted for, and, according to a separate report, told the FBI deputy director to ask his wife how it feels to be a loser.
Tapper also used his opener to explain how the controversial element of McCabe’s ouster is tied to that classified House intelligence memo which may or may not contain details about the Obama Justice Department’s unscrupulous actions during the 2016 election. Democrats say the memo submitted by Devin Nunes mischaracterizes the information, while GOPers insist that the memo should be submitted to the public.
“It seems to be clear,” Tapper said. “If you are in any way investigating President Trump and his team for possible collusion with the Russians or obstruction of justice…your job might be on the line.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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