Politics Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey

00:16  14 april  2018
00:16  14 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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

  Inspector General report on fired McCabe claims he The report comes after Andrew McCabe's firing last monthThe 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.

Needless to say, President Trump - who is waging open war with Comey , McCabe and much of the FBI's past and present leadership - was delighted by the LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey !! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!"

Anyway, Trump included Comey in a tweet that followed McCabe 's firing, and it certainly wasn't flattering. At 1:08 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, Trump called Comey "sanctimonious" and implied that he knew about the "lies and corruption" going on at the FBI.

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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. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!" Trump said on Twitter.

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!"

Hours after former FBI Director James Comey 's planned testimony about his interactions with President Trump posted online, Trump 's private legal counsel said the president "feels completely and totally vindicated." Andrew McCabe , James Comey gave conflicting statements on FBI leaking: Report.

McCabe said Trump 's firing of Comey has not measurably slowed down the bureau's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. (Washington Examiner/Graeme Jennings).

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe last month, citing the inspector general report finding that McCabe made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and also "lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions."

McCabe had claimed after he was fired that he did not "leak" without authorization and Comey knew about his decision to discuss ongoing investigations with the press.

But the report concludes McCabe's decision to leak to the media was "designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership."

The report also makes it clear McCabe did not act with Comey's approval.

Trump has accused both Comey and McCabe of political bias in their roles at the top law enforcement agency, and attacked Comey in numerous tweets on Friday following the release of excerpts of Comey's book.

Comey's memoir, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," which details his interaction with Trump during his time leading the FBI, is scheduled for release Tuesday. The book attacks Trump both personally and as a leader.

Updated at 4:15 p.m.

Justice Department IG probing Comey memos over classified material .
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is probing James Comey's handling of classified information as part of the memos he gave to a friend documenting discussions with President Trump.  A source familiar with the probe confirmed to Fox News the inspector general is looking at whether classified information was given to unauthorized sources as part of a broader review of Comey's communications outside the bureau -- including media contact. The developments put the ex-FBI boss in the crosshairs of an investigation just as his former deputy, Andrew McCabe, faces a criminal referral over a separate leak.

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