The sentence was about Hillary Clinton, Trump’s 2016 election opponent, and Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director and acting director of the FBI.
Trump has regularly blasted McCabe in tweets and public remarks. His Saturday sentence on Twitter: “Was Andy McCabe ever forced to pay back the $700,000 illegally given to him and his wife, for his wife’s political campaign, by Crooked Hillary Clinton while Hillary was under FBI investigation, and McCabe was the head of the FBI???”
Almost everything he said was inaccurate. Let’s break down the sentence point by point.
“…the $700,000 illegally given to him and his wife, for his wife’s political campaign…”
Facts First: There are two false claims in these 14 words alone. McCabe himself did not receive any donations, and the donations were not illegal.
“…by Crooked Hillary Clinton…”
Facts First: Clinton did not make any of the donations.
Jill McCabe was in a competitive race. She lost by 4.8 percentage points to the Republican incumbent.
“…and McCabe was the head of the FBI???”
“By the time McCabe became Deputy Director and assumed supervisory responsibilities for any Clinton-related matters, Dr. McCabe had already lost her election, and no developments in the Clinton-related matters could have any plausible impact on Dr. McCabe’s financial interests,” the inspector general wrote in 2018.