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Politics Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director misled investigators

02:40  14 april  2018
02:40  14 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe misled investigators multiple times about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election, according to a Justice Department watchdog report. The report alleges that McCabe authorized FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and then misled FBI and Justice Department officials when later questioned about it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe misled investigators multiple times about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election, according to a Justice Department watchdog report. The report alleges that McCabe authorized FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and then misled FBI and Justice Department officials when later questioned about it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON — Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI deputy director, misled investigators and his own boss about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election and authorized the release of information to "advance his personal interests," according to a Justice Department watchdog report .

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Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI deputy director , misled investigators multiple times about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days

President Donald Trump, already furious over a forthcoming book from fired FBI Director James Comey, lashed out after the report's release by saying McCabe had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

The inspector general report concludes that McCabe allowed FBI officials to disclose non-public information to a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation, violating agency rules, and then misled FBI officials when questioned about it. It also reveals starkly contradictory accounts from McCabe and Comey about how the conversations with the reporter had come to take place.

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McCabe's statement noted that as deputy director he had full authority to authorize sharing information with the media and said he permitted subordinates to do so in this case to correct a false narrative that he had tried to stymie an FBI probe into the Clinton Foundation.

The conversation "was done to protect the institutional reputation of the FBI as a non-political and professional investigative agency, and therefore was squarely within the public interest exception to the FBI's prohibition on sharing sensitive material," the statement said.

McCabe has also said his dismissal was part of the Trump administration's "ongoing war" on the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, adding that he was singled out because of the "role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath" of Comey's firing.

The inspector general report does not square with the Republican narrative of the FBI as a politically biased institution, since the Oct. 30, 2016, story contained derogatory information about Clinton and underscored FBI interest in investigating her foundation. But its conclusion may also be hard for Democrats to embrace, given its harshly critical suggestion that McCabe had put his personal reputation above the interests of the FBI.

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The Justice Department watchdog says fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department watchdog says fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators over his role in a news media disclosure. The finding is contained in an inspector general report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Regardless, the report immediately provided fodder for Trump's public attacks on McCabe, a longtime target of the president's ire, especially because of revelations that his wife, during a failed state Senate run, had accepted campaign contributions in 2015 from the political action committee of then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close Clinton ally.

The president has made a concerted, Twitter-driven effort to impugn McCabe as a partisan hack, accusing him of covering up unspecified "lies and corruption" at the FBI and calling his firing a "great day for Democracy." On Friday, Trump said the inspector general's report was a "total disaster" for McCabe and asserted "McCabe is controlled by Comey."

"No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!" Trump tweeted.

A lawyer for McCabe, Michael Bromwich, said on Twitter that he was considering filing a defamation lawsuit against Trump and his "colleagues." He responded to Trump's tweet by sarcastically thanking him for "providing even more material" for such a lawsuit.

The inspector general report was sent to congressional committees and obtained by The Associated Press.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department watchdog says fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators over his role in a news media disclosure. The finding is contained in an inspector general report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

The Justice Department watchdog says fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators over his role in a news media disclosure. The report alleges that McCabe authorized FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the

The findings, which had trickled out in news reports over the last month, led FBI disciplinary officials to recommend that the Justice Department fire McCabe. Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed him March 16 for what he described as a lack of candor.

McCabe, appointed deputy director in 2016, had been a close Comey ally and passionately defended him in a congressional hearing two days after his firing. He could be an important witness for Mueller, who is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, including his motivation for firing Comey in May 2017.

The Associated Press has also confirmed that McCabe kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president and they have been provided to the special counsel's office.

Yet the report makes clear that the McCabe and Comey were at odds over how the conversations with the reporter unfolded, and exactly how it had been approved.

McCabe told the inspector general that he had told Comey the day after the story was published that he had authorized officials to share details of a conversation he had with a top Justice Department official about the Clinton Foundation investigation.

The conversation involved a heated encounter in which McCabe confronted the official over the suggestion that the FBI should not be taking overt investigative actions against the Clinton Foundation during the course of the election by asking, "Are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?" The official replied, "Of course not," according to the Wall Street Journal story.

According to the report, McCabe said Comey told him that he thought it was a "good" idea to rebut a narrative that the FBI was succumbing to political pressure and not aggressively pursuing the Clinton Foundation.

But Comey told investigators that McCabe did not tell him that he had approved sharing details of the call and, in fact, had left him with the opposite impression.

"I don't remember exactly how, but I remember some form or fashion and it could have been like 'Can you believe this crap? How does this stuff get out' kind of thing?" McCabe is quoted as saying in the report. "But I took from whatever communication we had that he wasn't involved in it."

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Link to inspector general's report: http://apne.ws/lezk1h3

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