The Department of Justice has dropped its criminal investigation against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, his lawyers said in a statement Friday.
McCabe was a frequent target of President Donald Trump, who blamed the former official for what he has called a baseless investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russians to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
“We learned this morning through a phone call from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office that was followed by a letter that the Justice Department’s criminal investigation of Andrew McCabe has been closed,” attorneys Michael Bromwich and David Schertler said in the statement.
“This means that no charges will be brought against him based on the facts underlying the Office of the Inspector General’s April 2018 report.”
“At long last, justice has been done in this matter. We said at the outset of the criminal investigation, almost two years ago, that if the facts and the law determined the result, no charges would be brought,” they said.
Reps. Meadows and Jordan Send Letter to AG Bill Barr Requesting Update on DOJ’s Investigation and Prosecution of Andrew McCabe
Republican Congressmen Mark Meadows (NC) and Jim Jordan (OH) sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on Wednesday asking for an update on the DOJ’s investigation and prosecution of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Meadows and Jordan, who are both members of the House Oversight Committee, requested an update from AG Bill Barr stating that the Inspector General referred McCabe’s lack of candor to the US Attorney in DC almost a year ago, yet he still has not been indicted.
“McCabe’s pattern of lies to the FBI and OIG officials was particularly troublesome because they were intended to cover up media leaks that would benefit McCabe personally and professionally,” the GOP lawmakers wrote.
“Especially in context of other outrageous conduct by senior FBI officials — including former Director James Comey, former FBI assistant general counsel Lisa Page — public transparency about the McCabe referral is vital to restoring the FBI’s integrity.”
Andrew McCabe leaked confidential investigation details and information to the media to “advance his personal interests” then lied about to the Inspector General.
The Inspector General released a scathing report on McCabe last April stating he “lacked candor” following his illegal media leaks.
“McCabe disclosed confidential investigative details to a media outlet ‘to advance his personal interest at the expense of Department leadership.’ Specifically, to rebut what he believed to be an incredibly damaging narrative about himself, McCabe directed [Lisa] Page and another FBI employee to reveal information related to the FBI’s ongoing investigation of the Clinton Foundation investigation,” the GOP lawmakers wrote, adding, “By authorizing the leak, McCabe confirmed the existence of an active FBI investigation in violation of the Departmental policies.”
Meadows and Jordan then say that when confronted whether he was the source of the leak, McCabe “concealed his conduct by lying to Comey and lied under oath” to other DOJ and OIG investigators which resulted in his termination.
McCabe was then criminally referred to the US Attorney in DC and a grand jury was impaneled to investigate him.
Andrew McCabe was also a part of the coup to remove President Trump from office and opened two inquiries into Trump shortly after the President fired Comey as FBI Director — McCabe opened the two inquiries as revenge for Trump’s firing of Comey, however he claims he was afraid Trump was obstructing justice and acting as a foreign agent on behalf of Russia, even though there was zero evidence to support his outrageous claims.