U.S. Attorney Recommends Bringing Charges against Andrew McCabe

DOJ Rejects McCabe's Arguments That He Shouldn't Be Charged

BREAKING NOW: US Attorney Recommends Charges Against Former FBI Boss Andrew McCabe

McCabe was sacked from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March of 2018 just hours before his retirement, after the Department of Justice's inspector general released a report determining that he misled investigators while under oath.

Many of the Republican lawmakers played a central role in the investigation into the FBI's probe into the now debunked narrative that President Trump's campaign conspired with Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential election.

McCabe, who was recently hired by CNN as a national security analyst, became acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in April 2017 following the firing of James Comey.

McCabe's attorneys are likely to argue that the prosecution of McCabe would be politically motivated, with the Justice Department carrying out a vendetta against a Trump adversary. Whitaker, citing his experience as a U.S. Attorney, former chief of staff to Jeff Sessions and former Acting Attorney General, said that he "ha [s] not seen a DAG appeal be successful", and argued that the meetings with DAG Rosen suggest McCabe is " imminently going to be charged".

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A US attorney has recommended going ahead with prosecution of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

A spokesperson for the Justice Department did not immediately respond to TPM's request for comment.

Trump has repeatedly urged the Justice Department to investigate McCabe, Comey, Mueller and other law-enforcement officials involved in the investigation, accusing them of political bias and conflicts of interest.

In early August, McCabe sued the Department of Justice, alleging that his firing was an unfair political move by the Trump administration.

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While speaking with a reporter, McCabe allegedly confirmed the existence of the Clinton investigation, in violation FBI policy, by defending his agents' prerogative to look into the Clinton Foundation as part of the probe. The OIG said McCabe lacked candor when he told or led then-FBI Director James Comey to believe that he didn't authorize the disclosure about the Clinton Foundation investigation. and didn't know who did. Jill McCabe accepted almost $675,000 from the Virginia Democratic Party and groups linked to then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close ally of Hillary Clinton. He was terminated 26 hours days before he was able to retire with full benefits, in what McCabe called unfair retaliation.

We further found that on July 28, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview, McCabe lacked candor when he stated: (a) that he was not aware of Special Counsel having been authorized to speak to reporters around October 30 and (b) that, because he was not in Washington, D.C., on October 27 and 28, 2016, he was unable to say where Special Counsel was or what she was doing at that time.

The article recounted a particularly tense phone call between McCabe and a senior Justice Department official about the investigation.

The Justice Department declined to prosecute Comey after the IG's office found that he had improperly handled memos he wrote about his one-on-one meetings with Trump before he was sacked.

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