Top GOP lawmakers say an upcoming report will show former Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied at least four times about leaking sensitive information to the media, according to the Daily Wire.
“He didn’t lie just once; he lied four times,” Jordan said. “He lied to James Comey. He lied to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, and he lied twice under oath to the inspector general.”
McCabe initially said he never misled or lied to investigators, which means he may be subjected to criminal charges for lying to federal officials.
Meadows said he viewed a portion of the report, and that investigators told him McCabe lied four times when questioned by the Department of Justice’s inspector general’s office.
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#BREAKING: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) says former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied four times about leaking info to the WSJ on the FBI.
"He lied to James Comey. He lied to [FBI’s] Office of Professional Responsibility, and he lied twice under oath to the inspector general.” pic.twitter.com/wydLRUahnO
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Two weeks ago, Sessions fired McCabe after the FBI’s OPR stated he lied to investigators about authorizing several leaks to the Wall Street Journal in October 2016.
McCabe was seeking to water down the severity of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email scandal prior to the presidential election.
Here’s where it gets interesting.
In an op-ed published last week in the The Washington Post, McCabe wrote:
“I have been accused of ‘lack of candor.’ That is not true. I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators. When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could.”
“And when I realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have been misunderstood, I took the initiative to correct them. At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me may well have been confused and distracted — and for that I take full responsibility. But that is not a lack of candor.”
McCabe used thinly veiled legalese to claim he never “knowingly” lied to investigators about leaking information to the media.
Jordan and Meadows say that’s untrue, and that the upcoming report from the FBI will show that McCabe lied at least four times when questioned about authorizing leaks to the media.
It’s unclear what happens next, but lying to federal investigators is a felony.