Via Fox News
Andrew McCabe, the onetime acting FBI director, leaked a self-serving story to the press and later lied about it to his boss and federal investigators, prompting a stunning fall from grace that ended in his firing last month, according to a bombshell report released Friday by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz, appointed by Obama, had been reviewing FBI and DOJ actions leading up to the 2016 election.
The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation. The report says McCabe misled investigators about leaks and did so in a way that did not fall under a “public interest” exemption.
“[W]e concluded that McCabe’s decision to confirm the existence of the CF investigation through an anonymously sourced quote, recounting the content of a phone call with a senior department official in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of department leadership, was clearly not within the public interest exception,” the report says.
……Sessions said that McCabe “made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.”
The report on McCabe found that McCabe authorized a leak to a Journal reporter about the contents of a telephone call in August 2016. “Among the purposes of the disclosure was to rebut a narrative that had been developing following a story in The WSJ on Oct. 23, 2016, that questioned McCabe’s impartiality in overseeing FBI investigations involving [Clinton], and claimed that McCabe had ordered the termination of the [FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation] due to Department of Justice pressure,” the report says.
……The IG also found that he also lacked candor when questioned by FBI agents on multiple occasions since that conversation, where he told agents that he did authorize the disclosure and did not know who was responsible.
Shit, lying to investigators is just one reason why he should be charged with obstruction of justice.
McCabe altered the summary of the interview with Mike Flynn, and destroyed the evidence.
He wasn’t just privy to the conversation between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page when they discussed an ‘insurance policy,’ against a Trump presidency, he was part of it. He also initiated White House meetings that produced ‘anonymous source’ leaks promoting the false ‘Trump-Russian collusion’ story.
Zerohedge has a breakdown of all the laws McCabe broke.