« David Hines: How the Left Runs Psyops On Allied and Enemy Americans | Main | Early Evening Open Thread With Some Links and Mini-GAINZZZ Thread (Really a Question) »
March 02, 2018

Inspector General Investigating Andrew McCabe for Illegal Leaking to Press, Misleading Investigators About It

McCabe?!! Naah! No way!


Misleading investigators? Aren't we seeing people charged with felonies for precisely that?

But government workers don't need to worry about that. They're part of the Protected Class.

The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog will criticize former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for authorizing leaks to the media and giving misleading statements to investigators about doing so, according to two new reports.

McCabe, 49, authorized FBI officials to speak to the media for articles prior to the 2016 election, including one about an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to a report being prepared by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

The FBI No. 2 also misled watchdog investigators when they initially asked about the media disclosures, according to The Washington Post.

Video of Tucker Carlson reporting on this at the link.

I found this NYT account amusing.

In October 2016, The Wall Street Journal revealed a dispute between F.B.I. and Justice Department officials over how to proceed in an investigation into the financial dealings of the Clinton famil'’s foundation. The article revealed a closed-door meeting during which senior Justice Department officials were dismissive of the evidence and declined to authorize subpoenas or grand jury activity. Some F.B.I. agents, the article said, believed that Mr. McCabe had put the brakes on the investigation.

Others rejected that notion. The Journal, citing sources including "one person close to Mr. McCabe," revealed a tense conversation with a senior Justice Department official in which Mr. McCabe insisted that the F.B.I. had the authority to press ahead with the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

So "some FBI agents" believed McCabe put the kaibosh on the Clinton Foundation investigation, but "one person close to Mr. McCabe" says that Mr. McCabe did nothing wrong.

Oh, okay.

Did his mom write his "Andy is a good boy and did nothing wrong" excuse card for him?


digg this
posted by Ace at 05:49 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Lurking Cynic: "Re: Trump EO - when encountering children with adu ..."

BurtTC: "And nothing is more overrated than Stanley Kubrick ..."

Blue Hen: "So keep that in mind while you're here raising mon ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "nyone running on pool on how long Twitter is going ..."

Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u]: "I'd put $100 on Mrs. Trump nearly killing Fonda in ..."

PhilDirt: "Most crime shows show the cops interrogating subje ..."

Xipe Totec: "Personally, I rate The Titanic as the most galacti ..."

Tom Servo: "I don't even remember "On Golden Pond", but I DO r ..."

It's me donna: "He also threatened Sarah Sanders with that gash sp ..."

DocJ: "I'm sure @jack will get right on this and appropri ..."

Eustace Haverkamp : "I'll bet by this time next week, he'll still have ..."

reason: "My Vietnam vet father-in-law peed in a cup and fro ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64