The IG report on McCabe

  • The IG report on McCabe

The IG report on McCabe

The official cause of McCabe's dismissal was that he had improperly disclosed sensitive information to the news media in the fall of 2016, and then lied to other investigators about having done so.

McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director, at the Capitol in December.

The official rationale for the termination of McCabe from the Justice Department was that McCabe misled IG's investigators probing the FBI's handling of the Clinton email inquiry.

President Donald Trump aired out some choice words following the release of a report that was critical of former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe. Mr. McCabe also said that he did not intentionally mislead investigators. McCabe has fired back, saying his dismissal was part of the Trump administration's "ongoing war" on the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

The statement was in response to a Trump tweet that said McCabe had "LIED!"

To support this, Mr McCabe has noted that the inspector general's investigation into him was accelerated after he told congressional investigators that he could corroborate Mr Comey's accounts of his conversations with Trump. "Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the awful job he did-until he was, in fact, fired", Trump tweeted earlier Friday, adding that it was his "great honor" to axe Comey.

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. Mr. McCabe, 50, disputed that, saying his firing was meant to undermine the special counsel investigation being led by Robert S. Mueller III, and to discredit him as a witness.