The Weak and Risky Case Against Andrew McCabe

Posted On: Sep 20, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

The Weak and Risky Case Against Andrew McCabe

The case federal prosecutors reportedly are preparing to bring against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying to his colleagues at the FBI is weak and likely to fail at trial. And if it does, the Department of Justice will be embarrassed-again-and struggling to answer why it brought the case in the first place. This isn't a case where someone suspected of wrongdoing lied to the FBI during an interrogation. McCabe was deputy director of the FBI and allegedly lied during an internal investigation of a leak related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation that put him in a positive light. The leak to the Wall Street Journal was not illegal and he had the power to authorize it (a standard if unseemly Washington practice), but he allegedly lied because then-FBI Director James Comey would not have approved of his disclosure. The results of that investigation, as well as a separate internal investigation as to whether he lied, were released by the Justice Department's inspector general earlier this...

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