After Jeff Sessions decided to fire Andrew McCabe just hours before his scheduled retirement which denied him his full benefits package, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) claimed the FBI’s disciplinary office found that McCabe lied to then-Director James Comey about leaking information to the press which occurred last night on Laura Ingraham’s show.
Jordan claimed that the FBI’s disciplinary office found that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied to then-Director James Comey.
“It wasn’t once, it wasn’t twice, four time [McCabe] lied to the Wall Street Journal” said Jordan.
Yeah, but this:
But Michael Bromwich, McCabe’s attorney,told The Washington Post that claims of email evidence “clearly show that Mr. McCabe advised Director Comey that he was working with colleagues at the FBI to correct inaccuracies before the stories were published, and that they remained in contact through the weekend while the interactions with the reporter continued.”
Bromwich also slammed Republicans for “attempting to create a false narrative” about McCabe’s ouster.
“We deeply regret being compelled to respond to this selective leaking with any comment at all,” Bromwich added.
“Nevertheless, one thing is clear:Mr. McCabe never misled Director Comey. Director Comey’s memory of these interactions was equivocal and speculative, while Mr. McCabe’s recollection is clear, unequivocal and supported by documentary evidence,” Bromwich continued.“Director Comey has no specific recollection of what Mr. McCabe told him, while Mr. McCabe remembers the two discussed the article before and after its publication.”
The revelation sheds new light on a matter of keen interest to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is investigating how the bureau handled its probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. The inquiry, once complete, is expected to determine that McCabe authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to reporter Devlin Barrett, then of the Wall Street Journal. Barrett now works for The Washington Post.
Also McCabe has now established a defense fund, I suspect he may be joining Stormy Daniels and Summer Zervos in the parade of defamations suits lineup up back and forth across Washington.
And this is what Comey says about McCabe.
Special Agent Andrew McCabe stood tall over the last 8 months, when small people were trying to tear down an institution we all depend on. He served with distinction for two decades. I wish Andy well. I also wish continued strength for the rest of the FBI. America needs you.
Ã¢ÂÂ James Comey (@Comey) January 30, 2018
So there’s that then.