Posted by Curt on 24 August, 2019 at 10:30 am. 3 comments already!


CNN announced Thursday it has hired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe as a contributor after the network criticized other networks for hiring former Trump White House press secretaries Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders.

Earlier this week, it was announced Spicer would join ABC for the upcoming season of hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” and Sanders would be joining Fox News as a contributor.

Brian Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent and host of the network’s “Reliable Sources,” took issue with those hires, saying it was unfair for two former White House aides to cash in on their stardom with big television contracts.

“How should ex-White House officials be treated when they spend months misleading the public, then seeking positions of fame and privilege?” Stelter said on Twitter.

Never mind that McCabe, who has displayed open public disdain for Trump, has had his own shaky history with the truth.

Serving as acting FBI director after James Comey was fired in May 2017, McCabe was fired last year after lying to the bureau’s inspector general at least four times related to abuse of power at the agency while he was in charge. It was revealed that McCabe was involved in spying on the Trump campaign and in efforts to derail the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails while at the bureau. In February, McCabe admitted to discussing a coup with top national security officials to remove Trump from office.

After being let go from the FBI, McCabe went on a media tour to criticize Trump, repeatedly bashing the president at each opportunity.

It is not uncommon for former White House officials to land lucrative television contracts after leaving their posts in government.

A former White House communications director under President Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos is now the chief anchor and political correspondent for ABC News. CNN’s Jim Sciutto, who is now an anchor and the chief national security correspondent for the network, used to work in the Obama administration.

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