Politics Inspector General report on fired McCabe claims he "lacked candor"

22:26  13 april  2018
22:26  13 april  2018 Source:   CBS News

Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey

  Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey President Trump blasted former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday as a liar who was "totally controlled by [former FBI Director James] Comey," following the release of a watchdog report that got McCabe fired.The Justice Department's inspector general concluded in a newly released report that McCabe had acted to further his own interests by leaking information about the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The report also found that McCabe lied to Comey about who leaked information to the press."DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster.

DOJ: McCabe Fired Because He ' Lacked Candor , Including Under Oath, on Multiple Occasions'. Specific details about McCabe 's alleged transgressions are not yet known because the DOJ inspector general has not released his report to the public.

McCabe was terminated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions ahead of a forthcoming inspector general 's report that has found he lacked candor when speaking with investigators about his disclosures to the media.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on May 11, 2017. © Reuters Andrew McCabe

The long-anticipated Department of Justice Inspector General report critical of fired FBI Director Andrew McCabe is expected to be released Friday afternoon. It claims that McCabe "lacked candor" on multiple occasions in conversations with federal investigators, according to a copy of the report obtained by CBS News.

McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month, at the recommendation of FBI officials, ahead of the expected report. The inspector general began its work on the report more than a year ago, and the report has long been anticipated in Washington.

Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director misled investigators

  Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director misled investigators The Justice Department watchdog says fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump, already furious over a forthcoming book from fired FBI Director James Comey, lashed out after the report's release by saying McCabe had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee pledged Monday to hold hearings on what led to the firing of former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe — but only after the inspector general ’s report on him is publicly released. Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent senior panel Democrat Sen.

Specific details about McCabe ’s alleged transgressions are not yet known because the DOJ inspector general has not released his report to the public. That is expected to happen in coming weeks. But in the meantime, McCabe himself released a statement after he was fired , claiming he ’s the target of

The inspector general's report claims that McCabe misled investigators about the FBI's contacts with the media.

McCabe has called his dismissal part of the "war" on the FBI, and wrote a lengthy op-ed in The Washington Post immediately after his dismissal.

In a Friday statement, McCabe's attorney Michael Bromwich disputed the inspector general's findings, saying that the rush to fire McCabe was "unprecedented, unseemly, and cruel."

"The core weakness of the OIG report is the lack of any understandable motive for his alleged wrongdoing," said the statement in part.

"It is undisputed that Mr. McCabe was one of three senior FBI officials authorized to share information with the media, including on sensitive investigative matters. He chose to exercise that authority in October 2016, during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the Bureau, with the knowledge of Director Comey and other senior members of FBI management. His purpose was to protect the institutional reputation of the FBI against false claims, including that a sensitive investigation was being shut down for political reasons."

Justice IG sends criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to US attorney

  Justice IG sends criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to US attorney The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney's office in Washington, according to a source familiar with the matter. A McCabe spokesperson, the Justice Department and US attorney's office all declined to comment.The IG 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.

Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General , the findings of the FBI Office McCabe 's statement in response to the charges within the Session's statement that he " lacked candor “I am not surprised and I’m kind of heartened by it,” Chacon said of McCabe ’s firing .

Specific details about McCabe 's alleged transgressions are not yet known because the DOJ inspector general has not released his report to the public. That is expected to happen in coming weeks. But in the meantime, McCabe himself released a statement after he was fired , claiming he 's the target of

Report: Internal DOJ review expected to be critical of Andrew McCabe

Mr. Trump is now lashing out at fired FBI Director James Comey, who is releasing a new book on his time at the FBI. Comey accuses the president of being "untethered to truth," and describes in detail his interactions with Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump responded to Comey's book for the first time Friday, calling him a "LEAKER & LIAR" and saying he "should be prosecuted."

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Comey and McCabe, once strong defenders of each other, stake out opposite positions in burgeoning feud .
Former law enforcement officials fear the dispute is undermining the FBI’s credibility.Former FBI Director James B. Comey and his top deputy, Andrew McCabe, once seemed to enjoy the kind of bond that can be forged only by going to battle together.

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