Then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe texted several times during the 2016 election about anti-Trump stories in the news media, according to new messages released by Senate investigators that show the bureau brass was on a first-name basis with reporters driving the now-discredited Russia collusion narrative.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a new letter to FBI Director Chris Wray they just got the text messages from a subpoena two months ago, accusing the bureau of withholding far more information about the 2016 election just three weeks before Election Day 2020.
"It is simply unacceptable that we have waited so long to receive so little," the senators wrote in a letter Monday. "The 24 pages of McCabe text messages that the FBI did produce include notable information that is highly relevant to several aspects of the Committees' oversight efforts."