It looks like CNN contributor and a dirty cop, Andrew McCabe will need to start lawyering up.
U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges and just after that recommendation, the DOJ notified McCabe that his appeal against the DOJ has been denied, clearing the final hurdle before such a prosecution could take place.
McCabe has been accused of lying to investigators about leaks to the press that he had authorized. This will not be the end of his legal trouble.
The IG report on FISA abuse will be out soon and McCabe signed one of those illegal applications for a FISA warrant.
U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official.
McCabe — the former deputy and acting director of the FBI — appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general, but he rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The potential charges relate to DOJ inspector general findings against him regarding misleading statements concerning a Hillary Clinton-related investigation.
A source close to McCabe’s legal team said they received an email from the Department of Justice which said, “The Department rejected your appeal of the United States Attorney’s Office’s decision in this matter. Any further inquiries should be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office.”
McCabe, who recently was hired as a paid CNN commentator, spent 21 years with the FBI. He became the acting director in May 2017 after President Trump fired former director James Comey.
Last month, a source close to the process told Fox News that McCabe had a “target on his back” because of the Justice Department inspector general findings.