On Thursday, the Justice Department recommended criminal charges for Former FBI official Andrew McCabe, who served as acting director of the bureau after James Comey was fired. The DOJ rejected an appeal from McCabe that was his last-ditch effort to avoid being indicted.
According to an Inspector General’s report on McCabe, he allowed others in the FBI to leak information about the Clinton email probe to the press in 2016 before the election. When this was discovered in 2018, McCabe was fired from the FBI.
The criminal charges he faces, however, involve false statements he made regarding the Clinton Foundation. McCabe has denied doing anything wrong, and claims without evidence that President Donald Trump put pressure on the Inspector General to report that he did wrong because McCabe refused to pledge loyalty to him.
Whether or not the DOJ will decide to indict McCabe is another story. It declined to do so for Comey after similar allegations and recommendation.
Let’s hope someone is held accountable for the attempted soft coup of Trump over phony Russia allegations.
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