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When pressed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about “who’s responsible” for the FBI’s misconduct and lies in the Russia collusion investigation during a hearing Tuesday, former FBI Deputy Director turned CNN analyst Andrew McCabe told the committee: “I am certainly responsible as a person in a leadership position.” His testimony was the latest in a string of damaging admissions that had gone unmentioned by the broadcast networks.
While the ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News were still puffing smoke about President Trump not conceding to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Fox News Channel’s Special Report delivered a full segment on McCabe’s testimony.
“The former deputy director of the FBI says he should not have pursued the warrant for surveillance on a key member of the 2016 Trump team,” announced anchor Bret Baier. “That admission by Andrew McCabe today came during a Senate hearing on the Russia collusion investigation.”
Chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel kicked off his report with a soundbite of McCabe’s admission, then adding: “Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe on the hot seat in front of a Senate panel digging into the origin of the Russia probe including surveillance of a then Trump campaign aid.”