Comey: I could 'be a witness' against McCabe

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It is unclear when the referral was made or if the investigation is likely to result in any charges. ". It is not acceptable in the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Justice Department for people to lack candor".

The referral to the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office occurred some time ago, after the inspector general concluded McCabe had lied to investigators or his own boss, then-FBI Director James Comey, on four occasions, three of them under oath.

"In his comments this week about the McCabe matter, former FBI Director James Comey has relied on the accuracy and the soundness of the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) conclusions in their report on Mr. McCabe".

Ahead of the story's publication, McCabe authorized an Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman and Federal Bureau of Investigation attorney to speak with the newspaper about the probe and his own efforts to keep it moving forward, including the contents of a phone call months earlier about the matter with a senior Justice Department official, the report released Friday said.

Horowitz&rsquo report said the leak was authorized by McCabe and then misled investigators leaking.

His dismissal drew scrutiny in part because Mr. McCabe was a frequent target of Mr. Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill. President Trump had repeatedly and publicly attacked McCabe, and McCabe alleged his termination was politically motivated.

In the report, the inspector general said McCabe "lacked candor" when discussing a disclosure to The Wall Street Journal on the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

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Separately this week, a group of 11 House Republicans asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber to explore whether McCabe - along with a host of other Justice Department officials - committed any crimes in their handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, the probe into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election and other matters.

The article was a detailed account of internal strife within the top ranks of the DOJ about how to proceed after FBI agents investigating Anthony Weiner, the former NY congressman, discovered 650,000 emails on his laptop that could have been sent to or received from Clinton's private email server.

"The McCabe case illustrates what an organization committed to the truth looks like". McCabe has email exchanges supportorting that claim, Michael Bromwich, McCabe's attorney, said. "Mr. McCabe thought further about his discussion with the OIG investigators and realized that he needed to correct the record", they said in a "factsheet" distributed to reported.

Michael Bromwich, McCabe's attorney, said in a statement to Business Insider: "Although we believe the referral is unjustified, the standard for an IG referral is very low". "The inspector general found that he lied, and there are severe consequences in the Justice Department for lying as there should be throughout the government".

The inspector general wrote Comey inquired with his deputy about the disclosure, and McCabe led him to believe he did not know who was responsible.

"Good people lie. I think I'm a good person, where I have lied", he continued.

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