Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is a Democrat and a key ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave $467,500 to the campaign of the wife of an FBI official who later led the probe of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.
According to an explosive investigative story by The Wall Street Journal, McAuliffe’s political action committee donated to the 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, the wife of then-associate-deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe.
The WSJ reports:
The Virginia Democratic Party, over which Mr. McAuliffe exerts considerable control, donated an additional $207,788 worth of support to Dr. McCabe’s campaign in the form of mailers, according to the records. That adds up to slightly more than $675,000 to her candidacy from entities either directly under Mr. McAuliffe’s control or strongly influenced by him. The figure represents more than a third of all the campaign funds Dr. McCabe raised in the effort.
Dr. McCabe, launched her campaign in March 2015 and was eventually defeated by the Republican incumbent Dick Black.
Andrew McCabe was then promoted to deputy director, a role in which he had an oversight of the Clinton e-mail investigation.
The FBI released a statement reiterating that Mr. McCabe had “played no role” in his wife’s political campaign and was promoted to deputy months after it had ended.”