Andrew McCabe leaked to media, misled investigators: DOJ watchdog

Andrew McCabe leaked to media, misled investigators: DOJ watchdog

Andrew McCabe leaked to media, misled investigators: DOJ watchdog

Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday, calling the report a "total disaster" for McCabe. "He LIED! LIED! LIED!"

On Friday, President Trump lumped McCabe in with Comey, whom he has been dueling in a war of words ahead of the publication of Comey's book.

Trump commented on the report on Friday afternoon. Trump tweeted about McCabe after the report's release.

James Comey and Robert Mueller have their fair share of haters, but they can count this verbose congressman on their side. "Can we identify them Fake Memos?"

The report also found that on November 29, 2017, when questioned under oath by the IG, McCabe "contradicted his prior statements by acknowledging that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ". The disclosure to the WSJ effectively confirmed the existence of the CF Investigation, which then-FBI Director Comey had previously refused to do. Then, McCabe led his then-FBI Director James Comey to believe that he "had not authorized the disclosure and did not know who did," the report read.

"Andy's 19 years of experience, combined with his vision, judgment and ability to communicate, make him a ideal fit for this job", Comey said in a statement at the time.

"California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, acknowledged McCabe's "'lack of candor' about his contacts with the media" but said that he was defending "himself, his wife and the Federal Bureau of Investigation against false press reports". He held that post until August 1, when Christopher Wray was sworn in as the new director.

What about his coping with of the Clinton e mail probe?


McCabe authorized the leak to the Wall Street Journal for a story about an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation scandal in 2016.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said the McCabe investigation has vindicated the rank-and-file agents of the FBI in their ability to hold their own leaders to account.

The report, according to the New York Times, investigated the "leak" to the media outlet and whether McCabe "lacked candor". McCabe's anonymous disclosure, the report concludes, "violated the FBI's and the Department's media policy and constituted misconduct". Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16.

What is the "Andy" text message?

Mueller removed Strzok from the Russian Federation inquiry after the texts were discovered, and Page had already left his team. "It's like an insurance coverage protection protection inside the unlikely event you die sooner than you're 40".

The "Andy" mentioned in the text was possibly a reference to McCabe.

McCabe's wife, Dr. Jill McCabe, ran for a Virginia State Senate seat in 2015.

President Trump, battling a never-ending storm of scandals, went after one of his favorite targets Friday, blasting ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as a liar and a thief.

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