US Attorney Jessie Liu has officially recommended charges for Andrew McCabe over a leak to the Wall Street Journal.
U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges againstÂ 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 –Â appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up toÂ Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general, but he rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The potential charges relate to DOJÂ inspector general findings against himÂ regarding misleading statements concerning a Hillary Clinton-related investigation.
Here is what the indictment is for:
TheÂ IG reportÂ faulted McCabe for leaking informationÂ to then-Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett for an Oct. 30, 2016Â story titled â€œFBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe.â€Â The story — written just days before the presidential election â€“ focused on the FBI announcing the reopening of the Clinton investigation after finding thousands of her emails on a laptop belonging to former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was married to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The Journal’sÂ accountÂ of the call saidÂ a senior Justice Department official expressed displeasure to McCabe that FBI agents were still looking into the Clinton Foundation, and that McCabe had defended the agent’s authority to pursue the issue.
That leak confirmed the existence of the probe, the report said,Â which Comey had up to that point refused to do.
Just a few weeks ago Andrew McCabe became a contributor on CNN.
I am happy to finally see a step in the right direction as it pertains to locking up corrupt deep state officials. I will say however, this has nothing to do with Donald Trump. The crimes committed to stop Donald Trump from being elected still are without justice.
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