Jill McCabe: The president attacked my reputation. It’s time to set the record straight.

Jill McCabe
Dr. Jill McCabe (Image: .Inova Health System/YouTube as posted on BusinessInsider)

Jill McCabe, the wife of former FBI director Andrew McCabe, wrote an opinion column calling the allegations that her husband’s work was influenced by politics “just false and utterly absurd.”

McCabe, an emergency room pediatrician who ran for Virginia’s state Senate as a Democrat in 2015, called herself an “accidental politician … who never thought much about politics.”

In a column published by The Washington Post on Monday, McCabe wrote: “I saw the impact of how government decisions hurt my patients, especially when the state decided not to accept the federal government’s funding to expand Medicaid.”

Her decision to run for office drew some belated fire from President Donald Trump, long after she lost her 2015 bid.

In several tweets prior to the deputy FBI director’s firing in March this year, Trump accused Jill McCabe of taking campaign donations from Hillary Clinton, an accusation that has long since been proven false. Trump suggested that because of Jill McCabe’s alleged ties to Clinton — and Andrew McCabe’s involvement in the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails — both of the were politically tainted.