A report by Wall Street Journal reveals that a close political ally of the Clintons had heavily donated to the senate campaign of the wife of a ranking FBI official who was later promoted, and eventually helped oversee the agency's investigations into Hillary's private email server controversies.
The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with close ties to the Clintons, donated close to $500,000 to the campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe who ran in the Virginia State senate race in 2015. Dr. McCabe is the wife of Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of the FBI.
The Virginia Democratic Party where Gov. McAuliffe exercises great control donated $207, 788 in additional funds to the campaign of Dr. McCabe, in the form of mailers. That brings the governor's support through political organizations related to him to nearly $700,000, accounting for more than a third of the total campaign funds of Dr. McCabe.
Dr. McCabe, a hospital physician and a first-time political candidate eventually lost to incumbent Republican Dick Black. Her husband was Associate Deputy Director of FBI at the time of her running.
Gov. McAuliffe solid ties with the Clintons go a long way. He played a crucial role in the political careers of the Clintons. He was Bill's chief fundraiser in the 90s. To this day, he continues to be one of the closest allies and public boosters of the Clintons. Hillary even appeared with him in northern Virginia in 2015 as he tried to boost the number of Democrats in the state legislature.
Dr. McCabe stated that her husband was not involved in any way with her campaign. Interestingly, Dr. McCabe announced her candidacy in March 2015, the same month that it was made known to the public that Hillary used a private server in her capacity as secretary of state to send and receive government emails, including sensitive information that dealt with top security matters. The disclosure prompted the FBI to look into the matter and investigate.
The investigation was launched in July of the same year, where Mr. McCabe was behind the FBI's Washington DC field office which provided personnel and resources to the Clinton email probe.
It is of course a highly crucial investigation as it sought to determine whether Clinton may have compromised national security by transmitting classified information from an insecure system.
Towards the end of July 2015, Mr. McCabe was quickly promoted to FBI headquarters and became the number 3 guy at the agency. Then in February this year, he became FBI Director James Comey's second-in-command. As the new Deputy Director, McCabe was part of the executive team in charge of overseeing Clinton's email investigations.
Of course, it is now part of the history and public knowledge that the FBI inspite of overwhelming evidence against Hillary- showing her negligence and complicity in the mishandling of classified information- has decided to not recommend the filing of any charges against the former secretary of state.The decision has caused silent but deep anger and frustrations among agents and lawyers who worked hard on the case for a year.
Is this new revelation of political ties presents mere coincidence or offers further proof of Hillary's unethical practices and her shrewd ways of maximizing influence, allies and connections for her political benefit?