Inspector General's Report on the McCabe Firing

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McCabe "lacked candor" in interviews in which he denied authorizing a subordinate to leak information about a Clinton Foundation investigation to The Wall Street Journal for an article published October 30, 2016, investigators determined.

"These events are particularly disturbing given recent reports that President Trump is considering firing other DOJ officials who he believes are failing to protect him".

On Friday, President Trump lumped McCabe in with Comey, whom he has been dueling in a war of words ahead of the publication of Comey's book.

He was under oath when he lied to the FBI agents, the inspector general said in a lengthy new report that could prove devastating to Mr. McCabe's credibility, and to other ongoing investigations. "No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!" the president wrote on Friday afternoon. Moreover, the report says McCabe broke bureau rules when he "lacked candor" on several occasions, including to then-FBI director James Comey, while talking to internal investigators who were probing the leak. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.5 (Lack of Candor - No Oath). Besides the two referenced above, one of which was undated, and one of which occurred May 9, 2017, McCabe also "lacked candor" on July 28, 2017, and November 29, 2017. McCabe said There "will be effect [s] and get to bottom of it post elect [ion]".

McCabe, who was sacked on March 16, authorized the leaks "in a manner created to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership", according to the report.

"Crafty plan", was how Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan described the McCabe revelationto The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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In addition to addressing whether McCabe lacked candor, the OIG's misconduct investigation addressed whether any FBI or Department of Justice policies were violated in disclosing non-public FBI information to the WSJ.

The inspector general report on McCabe was forwarded to the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility, which is staffed by career officials and recommended McCabe's dismissal. Mr. McCabe also said that he did not intentionally mislead investigators.

McCabe was sacked March 16 by Attorney General Jeff Sessions just two days before he was to retire with a full federal pension.

"Among the many many features of the disclosure was to rebut a narrative that had been creating following a story inside the WSJ on October 23, 2016, that questioned McCabe's impartiality in overseeing FBI investigations involving [Clinton], and claimed that McCabe had ordered the termination of the [FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation] as a outcome of Division of Justice stress", the report says.

The report says McCabe twice told investigators that he didn't know anything about how the information got out.

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