Sunday, September 15, 2019

Former FBI Official McCabe Should Be Prosecuted–Justice Demands It

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Former FBI Deputy Director and Acting Director Andrew McCabe deserves to be prosecuted on charges of lying to investigators.
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen has rejected a request by McCabe to block such a prosecution, Fox News reported Thursday after U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu recommended prosecuting McCabe.
This is the right decision by Rosen and Liu. The American people need to be reassured that the rules the FBI applies to the rest of us apply equally to its own agents and lawyers.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report last year concluding that McCabe lied to then-FBI Director James Comey, to other FBI agents, and to officials of the Office of the Inspector General about leaks to a Wall Street Journal reporter.
McCabe made unauthorized disclosures about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation. He then lied about it when questioned, including under oath to the inspector general, Horowitz’s report said.

According to the inspector general’s report, “law enforcement sensitive information” about the Clinton investigation was disclosed in an Oct. 20, 2016, Wall Street Journal article. Until that article was published, the FBI – as is its normal procedure – had refused to confirm whether there was an ongoing investigation.
McCabe disclosed a communication he had received from an Obama Justice Department official expressing his concerns over the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation during the election, the inspector general’s report found.
Read the rest from Hans von Spakovsky HERE.

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