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“BIG FIND”=> IG Report Reveals McCabe Reprimanded Senior FBI Officials For Leaks He Was Responsible For

Posted on 13 April 2018

On Friday, details of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report were released. One of the ‘big finds’ show then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe reprimanded bureau officials for leaks he was responsible for.

Via the OIG report:

We also found that McCabe’s actions contemporaneous with the disclosure in October 2016, as well as those following it, reflected an understanding by McCabe that his authorization of the disclosure was not consistent with FBI policy. For example, on October 30 and November 4, following publication of the WSJ articles referencing his authorized disclosure about the PADAG conversation, McCabe called the NY-ADIC to complain about the CF Investigation leaks contained in those stories, without mentioning that he had authorized an anonymous disclosure rebutting the leaks and confirming the CF Investigation. Then, when questioned about the disclosure by INSD agents in May 2017, McCabe issued false denials regarding his involvement in it. Further, after it became apparent that the OIG knew about his role in the disclosure, McCabe sought to legitimize his actions by falsely claiming that he had told Comey that he authorized the disclosure and that Comey was fine with his decision.

As reported by NBC News, the Inspector General found that “former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe “lacked candor” on multiple occasions, violated the dept.’s media policy and constituted misconduct.”

Fox News has more:

The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation. The report says McCabe misled investigators about leaks and did so in a way that did not fall under a “public interest” exemption.

“[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.

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