The Department of Justice announced this week that it will not pursue charges against arguably one of the most corrupt Obama-era officials who played a crucial role in the Trump-Russia investigation.
The DOJ announced Friday that fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will not be charged after the department’s inspector general said he lied to investigators about leaks to the media.
In a letter to McCabe’s attorneys, the department said that “based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the government at this time, we consider the matter closed.”
“At long last, justice has been done in this matter,” McCabe’s lawyers said on Friday.
“We said at the outset of the criminal investigation, almost two years ago, that if the facts and the law determined the result, no charges would be brought,” they said in a statement. “We are pleased that Andrew McCabe and his family can go on with their lives without this cloud hanging over them.”
I get you’re pissed. But just STOP.
Here’s the only thing that happened today: DoJ decided not to charge McCabe over his lying about the Clinton email leak. (The Horowitz Referral).
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) February 15, 2020
Federal prosecutors were looking into McCabe possibly illegally leaking sensitive information to the media.
McCabe was also being investigated for playing a role in the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe into Trump.
Investigators were looking into whether he intentionally lied to investigators about improperly leaking sensitive information to the media a few weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
In October 2016, he allowed sensitive information downplaying the severity of the Clinton email scandal to be leaked to The Wall Street Journal.
McCabe was fired for his “lack of candor” and lying to investigators four times about leaking the information.
That’s not all.
McCabe also admitted last year that he, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and other top FBI officials met in mid-2017 to discuss using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.
McCabe wrote in his new book that the meeting and conversation took place after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.
The 25th Amendment of the Constitution details a procedure where the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members vote to remove a sitting president from office if they deem them unfit to serve.
In Sept. 2018, it was reported that Rosenstein implied to McCabe and other senior officials that he wanted to secretly record conversations he was having with Trump.
Maybe McCabe will flip on other corrupt Obama-era officials to save himself from potentially going to prison in the Durham investigation.