BREAKING: Justice Dept. Submits Criminal Referral for Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf Tuesday, June 12, 2018. McCabe was fired less than two days before his scheduled retirement amid allegations that he had misled internal investigators. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

In March, Andrew McCabe was fired. He was blasted by the investigation and subsequent report from the Office of the Inspector General, and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended his firing. That is not the end of the story.


There was a lot of caterwauling about the firing from those suggesting it was unfair, motivated by Russia, or just plain mean not to let him have his fat retirement checks from the government. But that was not the end of the story.

Today, the Justice Department’s Inspector General has referred McCabe to the United States Attorney for consideration for criminal charges.

You will recall that the IG report, which resulted in the firing of McCabe by Attorney General Sessions, stated that he “had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor – including under oath – on multiple occasions” when he was answering questions about regarding, among other things, the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation. Not to mention the clear question of whether McCabe was authorized to disclose any information to the press at all, even its very existence.


These are not small things, though after his firing they were portrayed as trivial by those with a political interest in such a portrayal.

Judicial Watch painstakingly laid out McCabe’s many conflicts of interest, and his failure to disclose and/or recuse. As we’ve documented many times here at RedState, he lied repeatedly and then tried to cover up those lies, and that got him fired.

And now the U.S. Attorney is being asked to consider criminal charges.

So to recap, the FBI wanted McCabe fired, the Inspector General (beloved of Democrats) recommended it, the Attorney General executed this decision, and now the former Deputy Director has been referred for potential criminal charges by that same IG.

Tell me again how he shouldn’t have been fired?


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