Politics Inspector General report on fired McCabe claims he "lacked candor"

22:26  13 april  2018
22:26  13 april  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey

  Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey President Trump blasted former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday as a liar who was "totally controlled by [former FBI Director James] Comey," following the release of a watchdog report that got McCabe fired.The Justice Department's inspector general concluded in a newly released report that McCabe had acted to further his own interests by leaking information about the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The report also found that McCabe lied to Comey about who leaked information to the press."DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster.

The long-anticipated Department of Justice Inspector General report critical of fired FBI Director Andrew McCabe is expected to be released Friday afternoon. It claims that McCabe " lacked candor " on multiple occasions in conversations with federal investigators

(CNN) The Justice Department inspector general found that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe " lacked candor " on four occasions when discussing the disclosure of McCabe 's firing occurred less than two days before his planned retirement, denying him certain retirement benefits.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on May 11, 2017. © Reuters Andrew McCabe

The long-anticipated Department of Justice Inspector General report critical of fired FBI Director Andrew McCabe is expected to be released Friday afternoon. It claims that McCabe "lacked candor" on multiple occasions in conversations with federal investigators, according to a copy of the report obtained by CBS News.

McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month, at the recommendation of FBI officials, ahead of the expected report. The inspector general began its work on the report more than a year ago, and the report has long been anticipated in Washington.

Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director misled investigators

  Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director misled investigators The Justice Department watchdog says fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump, already furious over a forthcoming book from fired FBI Director James Comey, lashed out after the report's release by saying McCabe had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

n an interview with POLITICO last month, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sought to parry inspector general 's reported conclusion. | You can unsubscribe at any time. “During a conversation “shortly after the WSJ article was published,” the IG report states, “ McCabe lacked candor when he

Mr. McCabe was fired in March hours before he was eligible for a full pension. The inspector general found that Mr. McCabe , 50, had lacked candor on four occasions when questioned by investigators and faulted his decision to authorize the disclosure of information to a reporter with The

The inspector general's report claims that McCabe misled investigators about the FBI's contacts with the media.

McCabe has called his dismissal part of the "war" on the FBI, and wrote a lengthy op-ed in The Washington Post immediately after his dismissal.

In a Friday statement, McCabe's attorney Michael Bromwich disputed the inspector general's findings, saying that the rush to fire McCabe was "unprecedented, unseemly, and cruel."

"The core weakness of the OIG report is the lack of any understandable motive for his alleged wrongdoing," said the statement in part.

"It is undisputed that Mr. McCabe was one of three senior FBI officials authorized to share information with the media, including on sensitive investigative matters. He chose to exercise that authority in October 2016, during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the Bureau, with the knowledge of Director Comey and other senior members of FBI management. His purpose was to protect the institutional reputation of the FBI against false claims, including that a sensitive investigation was being shut down for political reasons."

Justice IG sends criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to US attorney

  Justice IG sends criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to US attorney The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney's office in Washington, according to a source familiar with the matter. A McCabe spokesperson, the Justice Department and US attorney's office all declined to comment.The IG had found that McCabe "lacked candor" on four occasions when discussing the disclosure of information for a Wall Street Journal article about the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation, according to a copy of the report obtained by CNN.

The inspector general also found that during his November 29 testimony, McCabe lacked candor when he described the manner in which he had been questioned by the internal investigators on May 9.

The DOJ Inspector General ’s report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was released today, nearly a month after McCabe was fired just days before his retirement. As expected, the report concludes that McCabe “ lacked candor ” when questioned about a leak of information to the Wall

Report: Internal DOJ review expected to be critical of Andrew McCabe

Mr. Trump is now lashing out at fired FBI Director James Comey, who is releasing a new book on his time at the FBI. Comey accuses the president of being "untethered to truth," and describes in detail his interactions with Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump responded to Comey's book for the first time Friday, calling him a "LEAKER & LIAR" and saying he "should be prosecuted."

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Comey and McCabe, once strong defenders of each other, stake out opposite positions in burgeoning feud .
Former law enforcement officials fear the dispute is undermining the FBI’s credibility.Former FBI Director James B. Comey and his top deputy, Andrew McCabe, once seemed to enjoy the kind of bond that can be forged only by going to battle together.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!