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McCabe: NY Times Report on Trump-Whitaker Call ‘Consistent’ With My Experience

Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said the New York Times‘ bombshell today on Donald Trump’s attempt to put an ally in charge of the Michael Cohen investigation is “consistent” with his experience working with the president as a law enforcement official.

“Let me say it’s a remarkable piece of reporting… I am to the point in this entire experience where I don’t know that I can be surprised any more than I have already been surprised,” McCabe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper tonight when discussing the Times report on Trump’s request to the then-interim attorney general Matt Whitaker. “I wasn’t shocked by anything I read in the report, much of it is consistent with things that I experienced and saw while I was still at the FBI.”

“So it is really a remarkable account of everything that’s been going on and the FBI has been struggling,” he added.

As for Whitaker’s alleged comments on taking “a grenade” for Trump, McCabe said that kind of defense of the president is not in an attorney general’s Purview.

“Not in my estimation,” McCabe said. “And I had the privilege of working with and around several attorneys general. I don’t know any of them that would have described their role in that way.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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