What McCabe did is probably indistinguishable from the kind of lying and half-lying that happens in every corner of government every day of the week. He would have gotten away with it if the FBI and Justice Department had not become the focus of historic partisan ire.
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Summary: Office of Inspector General Report on Andrew McCabe’s Firing and Response by McCabe's Lawyer
The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released a report concluding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe “lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions” in violation of FBI policy and that his “disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in the manner described in this report violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct.”
The firing of the FBI’s deputy director 26 hours before his retirement looks bad. But those confidently pronouncing on the merits of his dismissal are venturing well beyond the realm of known facts.
Why we should delay McCabe's canonization until the facts are in.
Andrew McCabe has served the public honorably and for a long time. Until we see actual evidence that he has done something inappropriate, he certainly deserves the benefit of every doubt.
There will come a time to litigate the question of Rosenstein’s handling of the many bizarre questions he confronted in his role as deputy attorney general. Today is not that day.
Christopher Wray took the oath of office at the FBI yesterday and thus started the clock ticking on a difficult problem he’s going to have to address: the fate of his deputy, Andrew McCabe.
Follow along as we liveblog this morning's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on FISA Section 702, featuring testimony from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats; and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers.
Senate Judiciary Committee Leadership Requests Briefing from DAG Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director McCabe
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein have requested a briefing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the full committee on matters related to the Russia investigation, among others. The letter requests that Rosenstein and McCabe contact the committee staff by 5pm today to schedule the briefing.
Grassley and Feinstein's letter is available here and below.
Amidst a news cycle seemingly moving at the speed of light, it’s worth noting a few major takeaways from McCabe’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committe this morning.