DOJ Inspector General Refers Andrew McCabe for Criminal Prosecution
Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation of McCabe’s connection in leaks to the media ended last month. The concluding report revealed three cases where McCabe lied to investigators, causing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire McCabe weeks before the report was publicized reported by Breitbart.
On Thursday, several media outlets reported that Horowitz’s office, in addition, made a criminal referral centered on McCabe’s actions denoted in the report to the office of U.S. attorney Jessie Liu, the top federal prosecutor in Washington.
After his firing, McCabe, issuing numerous pleas to President Trump’s rivals, managed to obtain more than $400,000 for his legal defense fund, maybe in anticipation of criminal action.
The potential of criminal prosecution for McCabe’s apparent “lack of candor” raises the potential of a broader confrontation over the credibility of McCabe’s ex-supervisor, fired FBI Director James Comey. The OIG states that conclusions against McCabe lay mainly on the two men’s descriptions of each other as liars founded on how they communicated their discussions of the leak.