Senate: FBI redacted reference to Andrew McCabe spending $70K on a conference table

Senate: FBI redacted reference to Andrew McCabe spending $70K on a conference table
Andrew McCabe testifies to a Senate committee in 2017. (Image: Screen grab of PBS video)

[Ed. – That’s pretty weaselly.  No wonder Congress is disgusted with the redactions in these documents.  Meanwhile, Scott Pruitt’s political opponents howl for months on end that he spent $30K on a table, when (a) no one made any attempt to hide the expenditure, and (b) Pruitt’s chief of staff says Pruitt had nothing to do with the decision anyway.]

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired for lying under oath, spent $70,000 in taxpayer dollars on a conference table. The FBI also redacted the conference table’s steep price tag from documents that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requested, in an apparent attempt to hide it from Congress.

In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed that the FBI had redacted the cost of the table from a document he and his fellow members of the committee requested to see. Grassley said many of the redactions within the documents made no sense, nor were they made to protect national security secrets.

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