Andrew McCabe, former FBI Deputy Director, has lied four different times, one of which included a fib to James Comey, about his authorizing of leaks to the media, according to a report from the FBI.
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan spoke with Fox News host Laura Ingraham about the report and its contents.
via The Daily Caller:
“Four times he lied. He lied to James Comey. He lied to the [FBI’s] Office of Professional Responsibility, and he lied twice under oath to the inspector general.”
Jordan, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, told The Daily Caller News Foundation earlier on Thursday the Office of Professional Responsibility report revealed McCabe not only did not tell Comey he authorized leaks to the media, he “affirmatively denied” he did so.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16, two days before his retirement, based on a recommendation from FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. The ethics office determined McCabe gave misleading statements about authorizations he gave to an FBI official to speak with the media.
The DOJ’s inspector general initially interviewed McCabe as part of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton e-mail probe. The 20-year bureau veteran was removed from his deputy position in January after DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz told FBI Director Christopher Wray about troubling findings regarding McCabe.
McCabe fired back in the wake of his ouster, claiming he was the victim of a smear campaign President Donald Trump orchestrated.
He also denied lying about authorizing an FBI official to talk to a reporter from The Wall Street Journal. The official, Lisa Page, spoke with Devlin Barrett in October 2016 about the FBI and Justice Department’s handling of the Clinton e-mail probe. During those conversations, Page revealed the FBI was also investigating the Clinton Foundation.
This is deplorable, despicable behavior from a person who forsook their duty and exchanged doing what’s right and necessary to the safety of the country and the presidency for his own political vendetta.
As more and more information continues to come out about McCabe, the more likely it looks that Trump’s decision to boot him from his position was the right call.
A president needs to be able to trust his administration on every level, particularly when it comes to federal law enforcement, which is what makes McCabe’s lack of honesty here so disturbing.
How can the law and justice be upheld when those tasked with enforcing them are corrupt?
Hopefully these leaks will soon stop so President Trump can continue to implement a pro-American agenda that gets us back on track.