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DOJ Report: McCabe Leaked Information to Media, Lied to Comey

DOJ Report: McCabe Leaked Information to Media, Lied to Comey

Sessions said McCabe “made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.”

The DOJ Inspector General dropped its report (pdf.)(full embed at bottom of post) on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and it’s a doozy. It turns out that McCabe authorized a leak to the Wall Street Journal in an attempt to boost himself, but lied to investigators and former FBI Director James Comey.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe in March due to recommendations from a department senior official and early reports on McCabe’s behavior.

From Fox News:

The report on McCabe found that McCabe authorized a leak to a Wall Street Journal reporter about the contents of a telephone call in August 2016.

“Among the purposes of the disclosure was to rebut a narrative that had been developing following a story in the WSJ on October 23, 2016, that questioned McCabe’s impartiality in overseeing FBI investigations involving [Clinton], and claimed that McCabe had ordered the termination of the [FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation] due
to Department of Justice pressure,” the report says.

That leak confirmed the existence of the probe, which then-FBI Director James Comey had until then refused to do so. The report says that McCabe “lacked candor” in a conversation with Comey when he said that he had not authorized the disclosure and didn’t know who did.

The IG also found that he also lacked candor when questioned by FBI agents on multiple occasions since that conversation, where he told agents that he did authorize the disclosure and did not know who did.

Portions of this report came out last March, including the leaks to the Wall Street Journal. The IG found that McCabe gave the okay to tell WSJ in October 2016 about how the FBI and DOJ came into disagreement “over how to proceed in an investigation into the financial dealings of the Clinton family’s foundation.” The story showed how McCabe pushed the FBI to continue the investigation.

McCabe spoke to Comey on October 31 about the WSJ article. The IG found that the two men had different accounts of this interaction. McCabe said that he told Comey he provided the authorization for those to disclose the phone call. Comey said otherwise:

I have a strong impression he conveyed to me “it wasn’t me boss.” And I don’t think that was by saying those words, I think it was most likely by saying “I don’t know how this shit gets in the media or why would people talk about this kind of thing,” words that I would fairly take as “I, Andy, didn’t do it.” And I actually didn’t suspect Andy, after conversations with [my chief of staff], my worry was, was his aide [Special Counsel] doing it.

There were a couple of problems with McCabe’s statements under oath during the course of 2017:

We also found that on May 9, 2017, when questioned under oath by FBI agents from INSD, McCabe lacked candor when he told the agents that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ and did not know who did. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

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. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

We additionally found that on November 29, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview during which he contradicted his prior statements by acknowledging that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ, McCabe lacked candor when he: (a) stated that he told Comey on October 31, 2016, that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ; (b) denied telling INSD agents on May 9 that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ about the PADAG call; and (c) asserted that INSD’s questioning of him on May 9 about the October 30 WSJ article occurred at the end of an unrelated meeting when one of the INSD agents pulled him aside and asked him one or two questions about the article. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

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DOJ Inspector General Report on Andrew McCabe by Legal Insurrection on Scribd

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McCabe: “Do I still get my pension?”

    MarkS in reply to walls. | April 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Not only no, but hell no! You get a five year vacation paid for out of your pension

    Bruce Hayden in reply to walls. | April 14, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Apparently yes, but delayed until his normal retirement date, and w/o the usual supergrader pension kickers. Not that he appears to really need it – saw somewhere that he and his physician was de were worth maybe $11 million.

And, yet, despite McCabe’s obvious, self-serving mendacity and phony, self-styled “victim” posturing, anti-Trump zealots have coughed up more than five hundred thousand dollars to aid in this reprobate’s legal defense. These people should be ashamed of themselves, inasmuch as this is what passes as an allegedly “righteous” cause, in their warped morality.

Subotai Bahadur | April 13, 2018 at 4:03 pm

It turns out that McCabe authorized a leak to the Wall Street Journal in an attempt to boost himself, but lied to investigators and former FBI Director James Comey.

Yeah, but what is a crime for anyone else is a career enhancer for any Democrat employee. And McCabe, like the entire FBI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DNC.

    Two of biggest examples are the Clintoons

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | April 13, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Obama had eight years to corrupt many agencies. It is going to take time to root out all Obama scum.
    It has become increasingly clear that both the FBI and DOJ were severely compromised. I am wondering if all Federal agencies are in just as bad condition.

      oldgoat36 in reply to JusticeDelivered. | April 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      That is pretty much a guarantee.

      The State Department, the IRS, ICE, and I’m sure the CIA wouldn’t want to be missing out on Puddle’s Pity Party either.

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Sweet!

BTW, Friday the 13th? Love it…

Connivin Caniff | April 13, 2018 at 4:15 pm

I hope the I.G. is releasing a lot more on all the swamp critters. He is, isn’t he?

    rabidfox in reply to Connivin Caniff. | April 13, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    They are, but not all at once. Gives people a time to fully appreciate the information in each release.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to rabidfox. | April 13, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      It also gives lots of other guilty parties time to sweat. Not knowing how long before they will be exposed will give many ulcers.

so when does he get indicted?

    Bruce Hayden in reply to redc1c4. | April 14, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I don’t think that the DoJ has much choice in the matter. Scooter Libby was pardoned yesterday for doing far less – essentially for not remembering stuff that the prosecutor convinced a jury that he should have remembered, among his duties as VP Cheney’s chief of staff. Imagine defense attorneys trying to get this evidence of the FBI #2 lying to FBI agents and under oath, to juries, whenever the DoJ tries to get convictions based lying to the FBI, or even when the credibility of FBI agents is at issue. Which, I think is why McCabe has that GoFundMe legal defense fund. If it had just been the firing, he might have been safe. But this lays out, in great specify type, his crimes, though the OIG made sure to just call them employment policy violations.

Did he lie, or did he just “lack candor?”

    Stan25 in reply to blah deblah. | April 13, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Lack of candor is the politically correct version of he lied.

    villiewe in reply to blah deblah. | April 13, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Lack of candor is not illegal- lying is illegal so he gets off Hillary style “extremely careless” vs “grossly negligent”
    Even the OIG is corrupt

    oldgoat36 in reply to blah deblah. | April 13, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    The one trouble I have in all this, as we have already had examples, is that Comey lies frequently as well. So while Mr. Candorless isn’t a stellar example of trustworthiness, neither is the rat Comey.

    And seeing how Mr. “I’m gonna get wealthier off a book of lies” Comey is a liar, I wouldn’t trust his veracity in his claims either. After all, Comey admitted to leaking to his buddy to make sure Herr Mueller got appointed. So which liar is to be believed with this lovely crew of dirty players?

    How sad is it that Obama put in place corrupt people in high positions so that we can’t trust anything said by any of them.

    McCabe lies; Career dies

Go directly to jail!l! Do not go past go!!! Do not collect $200.

Funny if it wasn’t so sick – McCabe’s lawyer is now out saying that this was the result of a totally unfair surprise interview (Just like they did to Flynn) that asked him a bunch of ambush questions which he wasn’t ready for (just like they did to Flynn) and that it’s totes okay to lie to your superiors if you’re “confused”. And he’s upset that they didn’t allow him to change his answers 2 days later after he realized that they had proof that he was lying, and he’d had time to get his story straight.

I remember wanting to change my answers on a college exam once, a couple days after I took it. Funny how that never really works.

“lacking candor under oath” is the newspeak for out and out perjury. Only in Washington DC, and only by the Deep State anti-Trump Criminals.

    villiewe in reply to TimothyJ. | April 13, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Lack of candor is not illegal- lying is illegal so he gets off Hillary style “extremely careless” vs “grossly negligent”
    Even the OIG is corrupt

Can the Go Fund Me crowd get refunds?

Deep Plunger exposure of Obama/Clinton’s Water Closet is in progress, despite the left’s warlock hunts and other social justice adventures.

Gotta love how the liberals are sticking up for the criminals Jim Comey and Andrew McCabe, just because they are still leading the fight against Donald Trump.

    murkyv in reply to Stan25. | April 14, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Especially since they were wanting Comey’s head on a pike right up until the minute after Trump fired him

Yes, Lack of Candor is bureaucratic speak for lying. But keep in mind – the OIG cannot bring prosecutions. They refer matters to prosecutors. Their job is internal. We have seen this dynamic with the OIG working with UT USA Huber in their FISA investigation. We knew from last summer, really, that the OIG was investigating, but didn’t know that the USA was involved until quite recently, though it has long been suspected (My guess right now is probably since about July, 2017, based on the leaks of the Page/Strzok text messages – that figured prominently in the OIG report out yesterday). OIG can’t do deals (which appear to have been done with Priestap, Page, Strzok, Ohr, and maybe one or two others). US Attorneys can. For the reasons I gave above, I suspect that the matter has been referred to a US Attorney, that McCabe knows that prosecution is likely, and that is why he setup his legal defense fund.

    Bruce Hayden in reply to Bruce Hayden. | April 14, 2018 at 11:40 am

    I should add that this may be confusing a bit. Why can’t the IG prosecute McCade. The answer is that the DoJ is an anomaly in the govt, because they have all the prosecutors. Every department has one (or is supposed to have one – apparently State didn’t have one when Crooked Hillary was Secretary there). Only the DoJ has prosecutors – which means that all IGs can do is investigate. They refer to the DoJ for prosecutions, and they make their evidence available to offices like OPR for firings.

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