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In January, when FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe abandoned ship ahead of an agency review, it raised more than a few eyebrows. McCabe was due to retire March 18th, but suddenly walked away with little in the way of an explanation. No one knew quite what to make of it, but his exit sure had all the earmarks of a guy who was getting out of town while the getting was good.
Maybe now we have some idea as to why he left so suddenly.
WaPo - Report - McCabe - Material - Press
According to a late-breaking WaPo report, McCabe is about to be accused of leaking material to the press in the run-up to the 2016 election - and he apparently misled investigators who were working to examine what happened.
This will not help the FBI’s already tainted reputation… From the WaPo:
Justice - Department - Inspector - General - Report
The Justice Department inspector general is preparing a damaging report on former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, alleging he was responsible for approving an improper media disclosure, two people familiar with the matter said. One of the people said McCabe will also be accused of misleading investigators about his actions.
The report is a part of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s broad review of the FBI and Justice Department’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Work - Inspector - General - Investigators - McCabe
During that work, inspector general’s investigators found that McCabe had authorized the disclosure of information to the Wall Street Journal for an October 2016 story that examined feuding inside the FBI and Justice Department around the handling of a separate investigation into Clinton’s family foundation, two people familiar with the case said.
Those probing the matter believe that McCabe, who stepped down in January, misled them when they initially inquired about the subject, though one person familiar with the forthcoming report said McCabe disputes that...
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