Fox News is reporting that Jesse Liu, the US Attorney for DC, is set to prosecute disgraced former Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, based on a report from DoJ's OIG. Fox is also reporting that McCabe's pleas to DoJ to override Liu have been rejected by DAG Jeffrey Rosen. For my own part, I decline to get excited about this. McCabe is guilty of far more "egregious misconduct" (to borrow Sidney Powell's phrase) for which he needs to be held accountable.
Here's Fox's explanation of the case--US attorney recommends proceeding with charges against McCabe, as DOJ rejects last-ditch appeal:
Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe in March 2018 after the inspector general found he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
The IG report faulted McCabe for leaking information to then-Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett for an Oct. 30, 2016 story titled “FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe.” The story -- written just days before the presidential election – focused on the FBI announcing the reopening of the Clinton investigation after finding thousands of her emails on a laptop belonging to former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was married to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The Journal's account of the call said a senior Justice Department official expressed displeasure to McCabe that FBI agents were still looking into the Clinton Foundation, and that McCabe had defended the agent's authority to pursue the issue.
That leak confirmed the existence of the probe, the report said, which Comey had up to that point refused to do.
The report said that McCabe "lacked candor" in a conversation with Comey when he said he had not authorized the disclosure and didn't know who had done so. The IG also found that he lacked candor when questioned by FBI agents on multiple occasions since that conversation.
McCabe has denied any wrongdoing and said the inspector general's conclusions relied on mischaracterizations and omissions, including of information favorable to McCabe.
What did McCabe think when Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos were charged with lying to the FBI?ReplyDelete
Jesse Liu usually lets the Deep State members off with minimal or no charges.ReplyDelete
Apparently, Liu's playtime has ended now that William Barr is the US Attorney General.
I just put up two more posts that you'll want to read. Unless I'm much mistaken.Delete
> "The Journal's account of the call said a senior Justice Department official expressed displeasure to McCabe that FBI agents were still looking into the Clinton Foundation, and that McCabe had defended the agent's authority to pursue the issue. "ReplyDelete
LOL! That's a good one!
Wasn't McCabe's wife the one that got ~$700,000 from Terry McAuliff's (governor and deep ally of the Clintons) PAC?
I'm sure McCabe "vigorously defended" the agent's investigation...
This McCabe story appears to be the now-standard protocol (albeit a violation of FBI/government guidelines) for the intelligence and security services to get "their" story out first in order to develop/write the preferred Narrative. Comey did it. Brennan did it. Others below them did it. It was FusuionGPS's business model to "plant" stories.ReplyDelete
Media are merely chumps used by the intelligence and security services to be a stenographer.
That's almost certainly why DoJ is doing this. Objectively, it doesn't seem like a big deal. But ...Delete
1) Gotta show there's no two tier justice system going forward. Look what they did to PapaD and Flynn--and McCabe has the nerve to ask for a favor!
2) Gotta restore discipline to the IC.
For my own part, I decline to get excited about this. "McCabe is guilty of far more 'egregious misconduct' (to borrow Sidney Powell's phrase) for which he needs to be held accountable."ReplyDelete
I agree. But, it is progress and hopefully not the end.
True. I'm currently more excited by what Powell may accomplish.Delete
I agree. See my comments to your "Did The Russia Hoax Actually Start With Flynn?" entry.ReplyDelete