IG’s Report on Andy McCabe, ‘He lied’, The Bureau Fired Him
Friday, US President Donald Trump on Friday labeled a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general “a total disaster” for fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe saying 3X on Twitter that McCabe “lied” and tying him to his former boss, James Comey, whom President Trump also dismissed.
“He LIED! LIED! LIED!” Trump said in his post. “McCabe was totally controlled by Comey.”
The Inspector General’s report found that Mr. McCabe authorized FBI officials to talk to a reporter from the WS-J in October 2016 for a story on differing views within the FBI and Justice Department on how aggressively The Clinton Foundation should be investigated.
The document also found that Mr. McCabe was not forthcoming with The Bureau or Congress about the media leak.
The inspector general’s finding led FBI disciplinary officials to recommend that the Justice Department fire Mr. McCabe.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed McCabe last month just 2 days before his scheduled retirement for what he described as a lack of candor aka lying.
Mr. McCabe has disputed the report, and issued a point-by-point rebuttal Friday.
He says that when he believed his answers to the inspector general were misunderstood, he went back and tried to correct them.
Mr. McCabe’s lawyer also said that the Inspector General unfairly tried to conclude its work before Mr. McCabe could retire.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also likened Messers McCabe to Comey, calling them “2 peas in a pod” at Friday’s press briefing with reporters.
“McCabe was fired for disgrace and misconduct — and he lied.”
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