Disgraced former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe has made a nice living trashing Trump since his dismissal from the FBI. But now, the tables have turned.
According to The Washington Times, newly released documents show that McCabe admitted to leaking information to the media — and lying to investigators about it. Could criminal charges be in his future?
Liars and leakers
In October 2016, right before the general election, the Wall Street Journal reported that “the surprise disclosure that agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are taking a new look at Hillary Clinton’s email use lays bare, just days before the election, tensions inside the bureau and the Justice Department over how to investigate the Democratic presidential nominee.”
The speculation about exactly who in the FBI leaked the bombshell to the media has run wild since, and these recently released documents finally reveal the truth.
According to the Times, the documents show that not only did McCabe leak the information to the press, but he also repeatedly lied to an unnamed FBI investigator tasked with finding the source of the leak.
The confirmation of McCabe’s guilt came right from his own mouth.
Candor and criminal charges
The transcripts of McCabe’s interview with investigators were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that was filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington, D.C.
The information revealed the back-and-forth as well as the frustration from FBI agents tasked with finding the leak. The agent mentioned in the documents made it clear that the bureau investigated the leak based on previous information given by McCabe himself.
When the path eventually led back to McCabe and he was confronted with by the FBI, McCabe finally caved and told the agent that yes, it was indeed he who had leaked the information.
The agent seemed stunned that McCabe actually admitted his role, but he was also extremely frustrated over the amount of time and energy the department had wasted trying to find the source of the leak.
When he expressed his frustration to McCabe, the former deputy director merely stated: “Yeah, I’m sorry.”
As you may recall, McCabe was eventually dismissed, though he was been cited for his “lack of candor” with investigators. Now, it’s being reported that the U.S. Attorney in D.C. may be planning to press criminal charges against McCabe pursuant to the crime. We can only hope for the best.