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Justice Dept. Receives Referral Recommending A Criminal Charge Against McCabe: NBC News

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Justice Dept. Receives Referral Recommending A Criminal Charge Against McCabe: NBC News





The Department of Justice office of the inspector general has sent a criminal referral regarding deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., CNN and the Washington Post reported Thursday afternoon.

The inspector general found that McCabe misled investigators who were examining his role in a media disclosure.

The inspector general 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.
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.
The Post notes that a referral to federal prosecutors “does not necessarily mean McCabe will be charged with a crime.”
 TPM adds:

McCabe was fired from the FBI shortly before he was eligible to retire, ostensibly over his conversations with investigators about the Clinton email investigation story. McCabe disputes some of the report’s findings, and his lawyer said in a statement last week that McCabe’s “treatment was far more harsh and far less fair than he deserved.”






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