The deep state is livid after Trump-hating former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just got some very bad news from the Department of Justice. You don’t want to miss this.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been in hot water for a while, and things just took a turn for the worse. According to Fox News, Inspector General Michael Horowitz has sent a criminal referral for McCabe to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
The criminal referral follows a recent report generated by the Department of Justice Inspector General that discovered McCabe had leaked a self-serving story to the press. During an interview with federal investigators, McCabe reportedly lied about leaking the information to the press which led Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him on March 16, 2018.
According to The Washington Post, the Inspector General’s office sent their findings, indicating that McCabe lied to investigators, to the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. to decide whether or not McCabe should be charged with a criminal offense.
Despite attempts by the media to obtain a statement, representatives from the DOJ, Inspector General’s office, and U.S. attorney’s office all declined to provide information on the matter. However, an announcement from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) on Twitter sent a shockwave over social media on Wednesday.
“Andrew McCabe lied to his FBI superiors not once. Not twice. Not three times. He lied four times–multiple times under oath. The criminal referral from the IG is the right decision. It’s about time we have some accountability for this type of conduct at the Justice Department,” Meadows wrote.
Andrew McCabe lied to his FBI superiors not once. Not twice. Not three times. He lied four times–multiple times under oath.
The criminal referral from the IG is the right decision. It's about time we have some accountability for this type of conduct at the Justice Department.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) April 19, 2018
Interestingly, former FBI Director James Comey weighed in on the matter Wednesday and admitted it was he who prompted the investigation. Comey commented on McCabe’s predicament during an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” after being questioned on how the public was supposed to have confidence in the FBI since it was revealed that McCabe had lied.
“It’s not okay. The McCabe case illustrates what an organization committed to the truth looks like,” Comey said. “I ordered that investigation,” he added. In an attempt to not completely throw his former subordinate under the bus, Comey said, “Good people lie. I think I’m a good person, where I have lied. I still believe Andrew McCabe is a good person, but the inspector general found he lied.”
Comey also talked about the fact that there are “severe consequences” within the Justice Department and the FBI for those who are caught lying. While the former FBI Director may have not purposefully started the investigation which took McCabe down, it was spurred by a need to find who leaked to The Wall Stree Journal in October 2016 in regard to an FBI probe of the Clinton Foundation.
McCabe’s leak resulted in a story that claimed a senior Justice Department official communicated displeasure to him that FBI agents were continuing to look into the Clinton Foundation. In the same story, McCabe was portrayed as somewhat of a hero for having defended his agency’s authority to look into the Clinton Foundation. Many see what McCabe did as a press operation to make himself look better.
Comey, who was still the FBI Director at the time, was reportedly displeased over the story because it confirmed the existence of the investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Prior to McCabe’s leak, Comey had refused to confirm that investigation.
The honest truth here is that James Comey and Andrew McCabe have done their fair share of politicizing their former positions of power within the FBI. McCabe is just the first one facing the music.
The report from the Inspector General said that McCabe authorized the leak, then lied to investigators about it. In addition, the report said that McCabe leaked in a way that did not fall under the “public interest” exception. In my opinion, McCabe’s leak falls into the “self-serving” category, and he should face the same consequences anyone else would for lying to federal investigators.