It would appear that one of the main requirements in becoming a CNN Contributor by the HR Department over at the cable network is being a leftover from the Obama Administration, with a dubious reputation for misleading the public and working towards becoming a convicted felon.
Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, currently under a potential criminal indictment, has joined other scurrilous CNN Contributors like the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan, both of whom are also being currently investigated for their role in attempting to frame President Trump.
While Brennan and Clapper have yet to be formally charged in the Russian Collusion hoax, their biased and misleading contributions as CNN analysts has raised more than a few eyebrows within the INTEL Community, forcing President Trump to demand Brennan’s security clearance be revoked, and perhaps, more importantly, lose whatever shred of credibility the besieged network had.
As for CNN’s hiring of McCabe last month, knowing the potential risk of what actually transpired on Thursday, and the recommendation by a U.S. attorney that McCabe be criminally charged has created a backlash within the newsroom.
Perhaps even more telling of what might lie ahead for McCabe, was his 11th-hour appeal by his attorney to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy AG, not to criminally indict his client, which was immediately rejected by Rosen, indicating that a criminal indictment is almost a “done deal.”
With that looming reality facing CNN, many staffers within the cable network regardless of their unbridled bias against the Trump Administration, are publicly questioning management’s decision.
Some were reportedly aghast when the network hired McCabe in late August, simply because he’d been fired from the FBI for lying. Now that charges against McCabe are seemingly looming, some of the shock has turned to anger and confusion.
A current CNN on-air personality told Fox News this week that “it erodes our journalistic credibility to have so many highly anti-Trump, former Obama DOJ/security officials without a semblance of balance.”
The unnamed host specifically referenced pundits such as Samantha Vinograd, Jim Sciutto, Asha Rangappa, Juliette Kayyem and James Clapper, and now Andrew McCabe.
“It’s hard to see the justification for hiring him initially since it was publicly documented he’s, best case, a liar,” the on-air personality added. “How will CNN handle it if he’s also soon indicted?”
That question seems to have already been answered, perhaps to the dismay of those CNN employees that somehow still regard their network as a legitimate cable news network reporting factually on the issues of the day.
In reality, CNN within the last decade or so, as slowly morphed into a progressive propaganda mill no different then what we witness in totalitarian régimes, only this time (because of Trump), in reverse.
Simply listen to other staffers within CNN concerning McCabe had to say to Fox News on Thursday that many liberal-leaning staffers feel McCabe is “somewhat of a freedom fighter” who was “unfairly targeted” by the Trump administration.
Moreover, when the news of McCabe’s impending criminal recommendation hit the airwaves, CNN dispatched its top legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, to defend his “friend” McCabe while downplaying the potential charges.
“Andy McCabe is a CNN contributor. He’s a colleague and a friend to many of us who work here,” Toobin said. “This is an extremely unusual prosecution. Andy McCabe had the right to speak to reporters. That is beyond dispute. As deputy director of the FBI, he had the right to speak to reporters. He also has an impeccable record as one of the most honored and successful FBI agents of his generation.”
What’s at play here, is simply what CNN and other’s within the mainstream media have been doing since Donald Trump became President, except CNN is perhaps the only news outlet brazenly enough to openly sling mud regardless of the facts, against a duly elected President, while the others pretend to be unbiased news outlets.