(National Sentinel) Scrutiny: Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed exclusively on his program Monday night that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who stepped down from his post earlier in the day yesterday, is under investigation by the Department of Justice.

“We have exclusive new information tonight about one of the most perplexing mysteries in Washington,” Tucker said at the start of his program. “As you may have heard, Andrew McCabe, he’s the deputy director of the FBI, announced today he is leaving his job, and the most obvious question is–why is he doing that? Was he pushed or did he decide to leave himself? Well, you may know McCabe’s name because he’s been in the news repeatedly over the past several years. In 2016, it emerged that McCabe’s wife had taken a large sum of money collected by one of Hillary Clinton’s closest friends.”

Continuing, Carlson said, ”This is significant because McCabe himself helped lead the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server, you know the one, the investigation in which Clinton was exonerated before she was even interviewed. McCabe never recused himself from that investigation. So was Andrew McCabe fired today, and was that firing a result of information contained in the still famous but still mysterious House Intelligence Committee memo? The one everybody is talking about, but nobody outside of Congress has actually read?

“We decided to spend the day finding out all we could about that memo,” he went on. “We made a lot of calls, we talked to quite a few people who read it. Here’s what we learned.

“The memo which is four pages long, primarily describes abuses of FISA, that’s the law that allows the U.S. government to spy on American citizens for the purpose of stopping foreign threats–and only for that purpose.

“Spying on Americans is supposed to only happen in extraordinary circumstances and of course never for political reasons, that would be a disaster. That’s why we have FISA in the first place, to prevent that from happening,” said the Fox News host. “But that law has been abused, and the memo describes how. Quote: ‘It’s shocking’ says someone we spoke to who has read it. It doesn’t answer every question, it’s not the final word on anything, but there’s definitely enough there for criminal charges.”

“Andrew McCabe is indeed mentioned in the memo, a number of our sources confirmed that to us. Is that the reason he left his job today?” Carlson added. “We couldn’t get a definitive answer on that. It seems the memo likely played some part in his leaving, but in the course of our reporting, we learned something else, from the source. McCabe is the subject of at least one internal DOJ investigation, maybe more than one. DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz has been investigating politically motivated behavior at the bureau during the 2016 election. One source told us that McCabe’s resignation is likely tied to Horowitz’s work.”

Horowitz was scheduled to appear before Congress on Tuesday to discuss the FBI’s mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but he canceled.

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