FILE – In this 7. June 2017, file photo, then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)
Former FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe was asked in a television interview on Tuesday, if he “hates” President Trump, in particular with regard to the President’s repeated verbal attacks on the McCabe woman.
McCabe is alleged that, during a telephone conversation, the President scoffed, Jill, McCabe’s failed run for Virginia state Senate seat, the then-top-FBI-officials, what is it like for you to be a “loser.”
Trump denied that he said: “nothing bad” about Mrs. McCabe, apart from your money, from the Clinton allies during their campaign.
McCabe Trump tweet called “absolutely false on so many counts.”
“We don’t have to go far to look at the terrible, abusive and defamatory things that this President has said about my wife until October 2016. There is a long and illustrious history,” McCabe told MSNBC’s “The last word” host Lawrence O’donnell. “He brought you in his comments at the press conference he gave at the United Nations. I mean, think about it. Imagine you’re my wife driving home from work and this is what you hear reported on the news. It is just horrible.”
“Do you hate this guy?” O’donnell asked.
“Wow, that’s a really difficult question,” McCabe replied. “I’m going to have to say no. I don’t think it is so. I hated the things he said about my wife, I’m not going to lie to you. This is incredibly difficult to hear, this is not incredibly difficult to respond in the way that every man wants to defend his wife. But let’s be honest, in this moment, I couldn’t wallow to give me the luxury, in this kind of hatred. I had a job and 37,000 employees, I was responsible for the, whose mission is to protect America and to the maintenance of the Constitution. I could not afford to be in an insult-trading agreement with the President of the United States.”