The Justice Department has just released an explosive report detailing how onetime acting FBI director Andrew McCabe leaked a story and then lied about it to federal investigators and to his boss with the intent to boost himself and his career.
The incident led to McCabe being fired just a few days before he qualified for a lifetime pension.
Here are the details from Fox News:
Inspector General Michael Horowitz, appointed by President Brack Obama, had been reviewing FBI and DOJ actions leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about an FBI probe of the Clinton Foundation.
The report says that McCabe authorized the leak and then misled investigators about it, leaking in a way that did not fall under a “public interest” exception.
“[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.
McCabe was fired last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions just days before he would have been eligible for a lifetime pension after it was determined that he misled investigators reviewing the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Sessions said that McCabe “made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.”
President Trump reacted to the report Friday in a highly charged tweet saying McCabe “LIED! LIED! LIED!” and used the social media platform to describe allegations of collusion between his campaign and Moscow as “all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2018
The report faults McCabe for leaking information to Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett for an Oct. 30, 2016, story titled “FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe.” The story — written just days before the presidential election – focused on the FBI announcing the reopening of the Clinton investigation after finding thousands of her emails on a laptop belonging to former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was married to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
“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.
Trump is absolutely spot on in his assessment of McCabe, Comey, and all the others involved in this mess. The corruption coming out of these government officials seems to know no bounds.
What’s even more disgusting is that Democrats actually created a fundraising page for McCabe and raised $500K in funds. Unbelievable, right?
As time keeps ticking on, it’s becoming more and more clear that progressives both inside and outside of our government are not in the least bit interested in restoring America to greatness or doing what’s best for the American people. They are consumed to the core of their souls with finding something they can use to destroy President Trump.
If they aren’t working toward that goal, they’re worming their way around the money in Washington, attempting to make themselves rich off the taxpayers’ dime, going to any length to prop themselves up and further their careers.
Unfortunately for McCabe, his attempt to get ahead by playing dirty backfired and ended up ruining him. How many more are about to go down the same way?