Feds may indict top anti-Trump Deep Stater

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may find himself on the other side of a jail cell door, as Justice Department investigators wrap up their probe into whether he lied to federal agents about his role in leaking information about a probe of the Clinton Foundation.

“In two meetings last week, Mr. McCabe’s lawyers met with the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, who is expected to be involved in the decision about whether to prosecute, and for more than an hour with the United States attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu, according to a person familiar with the meetings,” The New York Times reports. “The person would not detail the discussions, but defense lawyers typically meet with top law enforcement officials to try to persuade them not to indict their client if they failed to get line prosecutors to drop the case.”

McCabe was fired in March 2018 for allegedly leaking information to the media and then lying to investigators about it.

The Times reports:

The case against Mr. McCabe, 51, is centered on the findings of a scathing Justice Department inspector general’s office report last year that found that he had lacked candor on four occasions when questioned by the office’s investigators. Prosecutors appeared to be focused on Mr. McCabe’s answers about whether he authorized the disclosure of information to a Wall Street Journal reporter in October 2016 for an article about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

When initially questioned by F.B.I. agents in May 2017 about the disclosure to the reporter, Mr. McCabe said he had not approved it and did not know who did. Other evidence contradicted his assertion. Then in late July, two investigators with the inspector general’s office interviewed Mr. McCabe about the disclosure to the newspaper. They determined he had not been truthful, saying he had essentially made the same false denial as he did previously in May, “except this time the false denial was made in an audio-recorded interview.”


He’s also faced questions about his own political bias. His wife ran for the Virginia State Senate in 2015 as a Democrat against a prominent conservative.

She was endorsed and financially supported by then-Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, whom he was later tasked with investigating.