Trump Says “Fool” McCabe Is “A Poor Man’s J. Edgar Hoover”

“I think he’s a disaster, and what he was trying to do was terrible and he was caught”

Steve Watson
February 21, 2019

President Trump blasted former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe as “a poor man’s J. Edgar Hoover” in front of cameras Wednesday, after McCabe paraded himself on talk shows and news networks while details of his role in a ‘coup’ against Trump emerged.

“I think Andrew McCabe has made a fool out of himself over the last couple of days and he really looks to me like sort of a poor man’s J. Edgar Hoover.” Trump told reporters.

“I think he’s a disaster, and what he was trying to do was terrible and he was caught. I was proud to say we caught him, so we’ll see what happens, but he is a disgraced man. He was terminated, not by me, he was terminated by others,” Trump said during a meeting at the White House.

“The I.G. report was a disaster from [McCabe’s] standpoint,” Trump continued.

“Anybody reading the I.G. report would say, how could a man like this be involved with the FBI? And the FBI has some of the greatest people, some of the finest people you’ll ever meet. But this man is a complete disaster.” the President declared.

The report Trump was referring to, released last April, found that McCabe leaked information to the media regarding the FBI and Justice Department roles in an investigation of the Clinton Foundation “in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership.”

The report also found that McCabe lied to or misled federal investigators at least four times, including three times under oath.

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