Inspector General report: Andrew McCabe leaked info, lied to investigators

Inspector General report: Andrew McCabe leaked info, lied to investigators

As detailed below, we found that in late October 2016, McCabe authorized Special Counsel and AD/OPA to discuss with Barrett issues related to the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation (CF Investigation).

The Justice Department Inspector General alleges in a damaging report made public Friday that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe inappropriately authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to a reporter and then misled investigators and former FBI Director James Comey about it on several occasions.

"DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster", Trump said in an April 13 tweet. "LIED! LIED!" and that McCabe "was totally controlled by Comey".

The report is also likely to prompt a sharp rebuke of McCabe and the FBI from House Republicans who have attempted to discredit the bureau's leadership as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation has gained steam.

Mr. Trump is now lashing out at fired FBI Director James Comey, who is releasing a new book on his time at the FBI.

McCabe responded to the firing by charging it was part of a larger effort from the Trump administration to discredit the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The IG said it is issuing this report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation "for such action that it deems to be appropriate".

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Andrew McCabe has always been under fire, specifically by Republicans who have voiced conflict-of-interest complaints over McCabe's ties to the Democratic Party. "And the rush to fire him, at the goading of the president, was unworthy of the great traditions of the Department of Justice".

McCabe's lawyer, former DOJ inspector general Michael R. Bromwich, ‏tweeted in response: "Thank you for providing even more material for the defamation suit we are actively considering filing against you and your colleagues". The FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that McCabe be fired for "lack of candor" during interviews about the leak authorizations.

The investigation was about the Clinton foundation's financial dealings and what he revealed to reporters, and later withheld from investigators.

The report says McCabe twice told investigators that he didn't know anything about how the information got out. The political action committee for then-Virginia Governor McAuliffe, a Democrat and Clinton ally, donated $467,500 to her campaign, while the Virginia Democratic party gave $207,788, The Journal reported. Comey accuses the president of being "untethered to truth", and describes in detail his interactions with Mr. Trump.

Trump's Twitter tirade against McCabe came on the heels of another attack on Comey, whose upcoming tell-all memoir has enraged the President.

McCabe contacted the NY official again on November 4 following the publication of another Wall Street Journal article that referred to the information McCabe had leaked.

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