Andrew McCabe, the former Deputy FBI Director was fired for lack of candor and is now facing a grand jury to decide if charges should be pressed against him and if so what charges. U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia declined to comment.
McCabe was fired just two days before he was to receive his full pension. Lack of candor (lying) is considered one of the worst violations you can commit in the FBI. McCabe allegedly lied to investigators in the FBI and to Congress. The humiliated FBI official’s lawyer insists his client is innocent. Is that opposed to lawyers who declare their clients are guilty?
McCabe, a 21-year veteran of the FBI, was fired on March 16, two days before he planned to retire on his 50th birthday so he could collect a full pension.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed McCabe following the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General reporting “allegations of misconduct” by him to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
The IG’s official report, eventually released in April, found that McCabe “lacked candor” on four separate occasions, including three times while under oath, in connection with the disclosure to the Wall Street Journal.
The internal inquiry began when the FBI sought to determine if information published by the newspaper in an October 2016 article about the the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton emails probe was due to an “unauthorized leak,” and “if so, who was the source of the leak.”
Investigators said McCabe allowed FBI aides to convey various facts to the reporter who wrote the story in order to “rebut a narrative that had been developing that questioned McCabe’s impartiality in overseeing” the investigation into Clinton’s emails and the Clinton Foundation.
Hopefully, justice will prevail and Andrew McCabe will have to face his day in court. And if justice really prevails, there will be many many more behind him.