This is huge news. Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice has sent a criminal referral to the US Attorney in Washington, concerning McCabe’s actions in the Clinton Foundation investigation.
Both in authorizing the leak and then lying multiple times about it, even under oath. That means he is not leaving it up to Sessions to decide to prosecute and US Attorneys can be fire by the president for any reason or no reason at all.
So, if he or she refuses to do their job, Trump can remedy the situation handily.
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.
In addition, the inspector general determined that McCabe was not authorized to disclose the existence of the investigation because it was not within the department’s “public interest” exception for disclosing ongoing investigations. The disclosure to the Journal was made “in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of department leadership,” the report said.
Members of the House has also sent a criminal referral about McCabe to Sessions, including submitting a false document to get a FISA warrant. Andrew Mccabe threw himself a fundraiser on Go Fund Me and raised about $550,000. Looks like he is going to need it very soon.
The DOJ IG will also send all available evidence needed to prosecute the case against McCabe.