Andrew McCabe lied while under oath at least four times, yet he will not be facing criminal charges. The contrast between his behavior and subsequent treatment, and the private citizen Roger Stone is sickening, many people argue.
The DOJ inspector general had previously sent a criminal referral based on the OIG investigation of Mr. McCabe leaking to the media and then lying to FBI investigators four times, three times under oath in 2017, about his activity. [OIG Report HERE]
During an immediate appearance on CNN the former FBI Deputy Director criticized the Department of Justice for putting his “family through this experience.” McCabe said it was an “insult” and a “disgrace” for the DOJ to put him through this for two years.
As a reminder, this was the previous summary from an investigation carried out by the Office of Inspector General:
J.P. Cooney and Molly Gaston, two officials in the DOJ’s Fraud & Public Corruption Section, wrote to McCabe’s lawyers, saying, “after careful consideration, the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe.”
In April, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s long-awaited report concluded McCabe made false statements to U.S. officials on at least four occasions and improperly disclosed information to then-Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett “to advance his personal interests over those of the Justice Department.”
McCabe reacted to the news on CNN, saying the experience was “traumatic” for his family.
“As glad as I am that the DOJ and the DC attorney’s office finally decided to do the right thing today, it’s an absolute disgrace that they took two years and put my family through this experience for two years before they finally drew the obvious conclusion,” he said.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe after the DOJ dropped its criminal investigation: “It’s an absolute disgrace that they took two years — and put my family through this experience for two years — before they finally drew the obvious conclusion” https://t.co/TpGnL4ziim pic.twitter.com/7Z4GhVeKjF
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 14, 2020
Two of McCabe’s defense lawyers put out a statement declaring: “At long last, justice has been done in this matter.”
FOIA-ed FBI documents revealed this January that agents were frustrated with McCabe for wasting their time following other leads after he denied involvement in the WSJ leak.
“I remember saying to him, at, I said, ‘Sir, you understand that we’ve put a lot of work into this based on what you told us,’” the agent said.
“I mean, and I even said, long nights and weekends working on this, trying to find out who amongst your ranks of trusted people would, would do something like that.’ And he kind of just looked down, kind of nodded, and said ‘Yeah I’m sorry.”
In response to the new evidence, a White House official told Breitbart News that the “hypocrisy” of the alleged wrongdoing was unacceptable. “Andrew McCabe, while serving as Deputy Director of the FBI, lied to the FBI,” the individual said. “Then he lied about lying. He has thrown thousands of men in jail for lying to federal investigators. This hypocrisy cannot go unpunished.”
Fox News reported in September 2019 that U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu recommended moving forward with charges, as lying to the FBI is a federal crime — the rationale for federal prosecution against several of President Donald Trump’s allies, such as Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. McCabe was reportedly integral in setting up a fateful meeting where Flynn spoke to agents without legal counsel. [AKA, the entrapment and frame up scheme concocted by Clapper.]
President Trump fired McCabe from his position in March 2018, just before he was scheduled to retire with full benefits. McCabe has since filed a lawsuit calling the firing “illegal,” published a memoir, and signed on as a CNN contributor.
[Incidentally, for any of you who are counting… that’s McCabe, Wolfe, and Comey, who have now all skirted federal charges for their involvement in the coup of Donald Trump. It appears that there is no justice for Americans who are betrayed by career bureaucrats… ever.]