Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director who signed off on a fraudulent warrant to surveil a Trump campaign aide, claimed on Friday that there exists never-before-seen intelligence that would cast a “very negative light” on President Donald Trump.
McCabe was the FBI’s second-in-command when the bureau opened its investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. McCabe has emphatically defended the probe, even though a special counsel’s investigation determined that the Trump team did not conspire with Russia.
But he now insists, without providing evidence, that the intelligence community possesses information that is damning to Trump.
“There is some very, very serious, very specific undeniable intelligence that has not come out that if it were released would risk compromising our access to that sort of information in the future. I think it would also risk casting the president in a very negative light,” McCabe said in an interview on CNN, where he serves as a law enforcement analyst.
“It’s almost incomprehensible to me that he would want that information out. I don’t see how he spins it to his advantage. I don’t believe it’s flattering.”
McCabe issued the