DOJ’s OIG Sent Criminal Referral on Andrew McCabe
The Department of Justice Inspector General (OIG) sent a criminal referral of former FBI official Andrew McCabe to the US Attorney’s office in Washington.
So far it is unclear how the US Attorney in DC responded or whether it is conducting its own investigation. It may decline to file charges against sacked disgraced former Deputy Director McCabe.
Mr. McCabe, former deputy director of the FBI (under James Comey), was fired last month for making misleading statements to investigators, including while under oath, about his authorization of agents to talk to the WS-J about the investigation into Hillary Clinton.
Further, Mr. McCabe did not have the authorization to OK agents talking with the media about an ongoing case.
And it said that Mr. McCabe’s decision was “in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of department leadership.”
“The OIG found that then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connection with describing his role in connection with a disclosure to the WSJ,” the report reads.
“The OIG also concluded that McCabe’s disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in the manner described in this report violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct.”
Mr. McCabe was fired by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions less than 2 days before he was set to retire from the FBI with full benefits.
The DOJ and the DC US Attorneys office declined to comment.
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