Mary McCord was the Acting Assistant Attorney General – Acting Head of DOJ's National Security Division replacing John Carlin. Michael Atkinson, who manufactured the bogus hearsay whistleblower complaint form against President Trump to bring about an impeachment inquiry was her chief counsel at the DOJ-NSD before becoming Inspector General for the Intelligence Community.
McCord accompanied Acting AG Sally Yates to see White House Counsel Bill McGahn to discuss the fraudulent evidence James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok manufactured against Michael Flynn in January 2017.
McCord announced her resignation on April 17, 2017 and left on May 11, 2017. McCord was complicit in the surveillance of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and illegal surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign.
McCord is a guest contributor to the PBS News Hour.
FISA Court corruption
In November 2020, Judge James Boasberg of the FISA Court hired McCord as an Amicus Curiae. Boasberg was aware at the time of her hiring that Mary McCord took over from former DOJ-NSD head John Carlin (October 2016); and it was McCord who guided the Carter Page FISA application through the court and across the finish-line (October 2016 and January 2017). That FISA application was built upon fraud and Mary McCord was at the center of it.
Mary McCord was also the DOJ-NSD official who went with Sally Yates to confront the White House Counsel, Don McGhan, about the Michael Flynn interview with the FBI. It was also Mary McCord who had Michael Atkinson as her chief-legal-counsel for the DOJ-NSD when the Carter Page FISA application was submitted in October 2016, and renewed in January 2017.
Michael Atkinson went from DOJ-NSD counsel to become the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG). In that new role Atkinson changed the rules to allow an anonymous CIA whistleblower (Eric Ciaramella on behalf of Alexander Vindman) to file the complaint that led to Impeachment 1.0. McCord was the lead lawyer in the Jerry Nadler led House Judiciary Committee impeachment effort.