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

Former FBI Deputy Director Is Faulted in Scathing Inspector General Report

The DOJ's April report found that McCabe accepted a leak to a Wall Avenue Journal reporter regarding the contents of a telephone identify in August 2016.

"LIED! LIED!" after the Justice Department's inspector general published a report alleging that the ex-deputy director misled investigators about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton days before the 2016 election.

The statement was in response to a Trump tweet that said McCabe had "LIED!"

McCabe says that when he believed his options to the inspector regular have been misunderstood, he went once more and tried to applicable them.

While there is a "public interest" exception for disclosing the existence of ongoing investigations, doing so "in a manner created to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership, was clearly not within" that exception, the report says.

As detailed below, we found that in late October 2016, McCabe authorized Special Counsel and AD/OPA to discuss with Barrett issues related to the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation (CF Investigation). He sarcastically thanked Trump in a Twitter post on Friday for "providing even more material" for the lawsuit he is considering.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said the McCabe investigation has vindicated the rank-and-file agents of the FBI in their ability to hold their own leaders to account.

That was one of four times that McCabe "lacked candor" in talking about the story, the report said.

"California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, acknowledged McCabe's "'lack of candor' about his contacts with the media" but said that he was defending "himself, his wife and the Federal Bureau of Investigation against false press reports".

DOJ says it was taking its lead from the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility recommending McCabe be sacked.

Mr. Trump is now lashing out at fired FBI Director James Comey, who is releasing a new book on his time at the FBI.

McCabe was sacked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month, two days before his scheduled retirement.

It will also look at the early stages of the FBI's investigation into whether Trump or any of his associates helped Russian Federation interfere in the 2016 election.

It was just last month when then FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was sacked just days before he was set to retire and collect his pension. The political movement committee for then-Virginia Governor McAuliffe, a Democrat and Clinton ally, donated $467,500 to her advertising and marketing marketing campaign, whereas the Virginia Democratic get collectively gave $207,788, The Journal reported.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting on the FBI's budget requests for FY2018 on June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

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