Latest
Recommended
Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Lawyer of fired FBI Deputy Dir. McCabe may file defamation suit vs

Lawyer of fired FBI Deputy Dir. McCabe may file defamation suit vs

McCabe, who was to turn 60 on the day of his retirement, has disputed the report, and issued a point-by-point rebuttal on Friday. "He LIED! LIED! LIED!"

The other allegations of lack of candor against Mr. McCabe - based on statements he made to the FBI's Inspections Division and the OIG - are more properly understood as the result of misunderstanding, miscommunication, and honest failures of recollection based on the swirl of events around him, statements which he subsequently corrected.

McCabe's lawyer also said that the inspector general unfairly tried to conclude its work before McCabe could retire.

He was sacked last month one day before he was due to receive his pension because of his "lack of candor" when speaking to investigators. The firing was adopted by evaluations that McCabe saved personal memos detailing interactions with President Trump.

Regardless, the report immediately provided fodder for Mr Trump's public attacks on Mr McCabe. "I don't think about he made memos in addition to to help his private agenda, more than likely at a later date". Same with lying James Comey. "Can we identify them Fake Memos?"

Then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Capitol Hill in May 11, 2017. Comey named McCabe the bureau's deputy director in January 2016.

"Andy's 19 years of experience, combined with his vision, judgment and ability to communicate, make him a flawless fit for this job", Comey said in a statement at the time. He held that post until August 1, when Christopher Wray was sworn in as the new director.

What about his handling of the Clinton email probe? The headline on the Times story calls the report "scathing".

Trump had accused McCabe of bias, and the president's critics said McCabe was sacked from the FBI as part of a Republican effort to discredit a federal investigation into purported ties between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign.

But the report concludes McCabe's decision to leak to the media was "designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership".

That's why, investigators say, McCabe authorized his aide to tell the Wall Street Journal about an earlier conversation McCabe had with a Justice Department official who he said called to complain about the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

In a statement responding to the report, McCabe's attorney, Michael Bromwich, said the inspector general "utterly failed to support the decision to terminate Mr. McCabe".

What is the "Andy" text message?

The "Andy" talked about inside the textual content material was presumably a reference to McCabe. "There's really no way to look at McCabe's firing other than overtly political".

But Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the rush to fire McCabe "casts a tremendous shadow over the integrity of the process".

McCabe previously drew attention for his misbehavior regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

Like this: