Van Hollen: Trump’s Handling of McCabe ‘The Kind of Thing You Would Expect Putin to Do’

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) stated of President Trump’s treatment of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, “This kind of thing, that we saw with respect to Andrew McCabe, is the kind of thing you would expect Putin to do.”

Van Hollen said, “You know, Wolf, it was a very troubling development in this democracy of ours. Because you had the president of the United States, for weeks and months, targeting Andrew McCabe, going after him personally, and then calling for his firing. And then you have the attorney general, who the president also threatened to fire, then firing McCabe just 48 hours short of his planned retirement. We just saw the not surprising re-election of Putin in Russia yesterday. This kind of thing, that we saw with respect to Andrew McCabe, is the kind of thing you would expect Putin to do. You would not expect the president of the United States to be doing this kind of thing in this way.”

He added that he wants to see the IG report on McCabe and there should be “accountability” if there was any wrongdoing, but the president shouldn’t have attacked McCabe in the way he did.

(h/t NTK Network)

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