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A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today denied the Justice Department’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the department by Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI.
One of the great political mysteries of the last few weeks involves what has happened to the possible criminal indictment of former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is accused of having made false statements regarding his role in certain leaks to the media relating to the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal.
We don’t know what happened before the grand jury this week in Andrew McCabe’s case. But the Justice Department knows whether grand jurors just told them to stand down.
The only factor militating toward charging the former FBI deputy director is a sustained campaign of presidential agitation for his scalp.
The former acting FBI director’s account doesn’t change the fundamentals of the story, but it puts a lot of flesh on the bones.
The Justice Department Inspector General’s report on Andrew McCabe, the fired Deputy Director of the FBI, is as scathing as press reports say. According to the Inspector General, McCabe leaked dirt on the Justice Department, then misled FBI Director James Comey about the source of the leak, then misled leak investigators over and over again. It’s hard to read the report and feel that McCabe’s firing wasn’t earned. And yet, for all that, there’s a bit of low tragedy in McCabe’s tale.
Summary: Office of Inspector General Report on Andrew McCabe’s Firing and Response by McCabe's Lawyer
On March 16, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe hours before McCabe's retirement, allegedly for showing a lack of candor under oath.
Anyone who is confidently pronouncing on the merits of Andrew McCabe’s firing Friday night is venturing well beyond the realm of known facts.
On Jan. 29, Benjamin Wittes asked for “actual evidence” that Andrew McCabe “has done something inappropriate.” We’ll know more when the inspector general report becomes public, but I think there are at least two steps taken by McCabe that cast doubt on his judgment. That doesn’t mean that all the White House and Congressional attacks on the FBI are justified, simply that we ought to delay McCabe’s canonization until the facts are in.