CQ-roll call via Getty images FILEActing the Director of the FBI’s Andrew McCabe, the Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo, and the Director of National intelligence Daniel coats, appear during the hearings of the Senate intelligence Committee in Washington on 11 may 2017.
Representatives McCabe called these findings “a lie,” saying much of the report “is based on deeply erroneous assessment of the evidence against Mr. McCabe.”
In the report, inspector General Michael Horowitz was published on Friday, less than a month after the meeting said that his own review of the report led him to conclude that McCabe needs to be removed immediately from the government.
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McCabe became a frequent object of criticism from President Donald trump and Republican lawmakers, who say that while McCabe in the top of the FBI was a symbol of political bias in the work of law enforcement agencies to the FBI.
Shortly after the report was released by trump tweeted that McCabe had «LIED!, LIED!, Lied!»
In October 2016, the wall Street Journal published an article that questioned how McCabe impedes a Federal investigation of the Clinton Foundation.
Ahead of story publication, McCabe, Commissioner, the FBI, the press Secretary, the FBI and the lawyer to talk with the newspaper about the probe and its own efforts to keep it moving forward, including the contents of a phone call months ago about a senior official of the Ministry of justice released on Friday said.
“Among the goals of which was to refute the story that develops … that questioned impartiality McCabe for the supervision of the FBI investigation involving former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton,” reads the report.
Meanwhile, McCabe, the first head of the FBI offices in new York, then in Washington, said the office of the inspector General that after the «wall Street Journal» published the report, “each of them received calls from McCabe, instructing them on integrity, contained in article,” — said in the report. “Never disclose them to McCabe that McCabe sanctioned [counsel FBI] for information disclosure … with the correspondent of RIA Novosti news Agency”.
On the day following the publication of the article, McCabe says face-to-face with Komei, who expressed concern about information contained in the news article, according to the report of the inspector General. According that McCabe later told the internal investigator, he said, Komei, he authorized FBI representative and counsel for the FBI to reveal details about his previous phone conversation with a senior official of the Department of justice. The roots are disputed, told investigators he was “very concerned” that “classified information of the FBI” and McCabe “certainly didn’t tell me that he authorized” the disclosure of information, the report said.
The inspector General began an investigation into McCabe in August 2017, after the control Department, the FBI told the inspector General’s office that the Deputy Director may not frankness when questioned about his role in disclosing classified information to a journalist.
In its report released Friday, the inspector General, said McCabe “lacks sincerity” in July 2017, when he told investigators, under oath “that he was not aware of the [FBI attorney] was authorized to speak with journalists on 30 October,” and he “lacked candor” four months later, when he confessed that permits erection, but “stated that he told Komi Republic 31 October 2016 that he had authorized the disclosure, according to the wsj.”
Representatives McCabe noted that two days after talking with investigators in July 2017, McCabe contacted the office of inspector General “and corrected its previous statements.”
“Mr. McCabe thought about his interview with OIG investigators, and realized that he needs to correct the record,” — said in the Bulletin distributed in the message.
However, the inspector General came to the conclusion that McCabe “lacks sincerity” in may 2017, when interviewed officials from the control division of the FBI. He told them that he had not authorized the Disclosure in the wall Street Journal and don’t know who did it, the report said.
Representatives McCabe said that the accounts of the inspector General “interactions with Mr. McCabe … the investigation is incomplete and misleading”.
“Mr. McCabe never intentionally misled control Division (INSD) investigators,” in the “booklet” — he said. “[W]hen Mr. McCabe turned to the draft statement, which they prepared for him a few months later, he refused to sign it, and instead contacted the INSD to correct inaccurate facts about his attitude to the wsj article.”
For the accuracy of the statements of McCabe according to investigators, the inspector General’s report, released on Friday, also took sharp issue with the move McCabe to authorize the disclosure of the media in the first place.
“[We]came to the conclusion that McCabe’s decision to confirm the existence of [Clinton’s] investigation using anonymous sources Quoting, paraphrasing the content of a telephone conversation with a senior official of the Ministry thus, to achieve their personal interests at the expense of the management of the Department, was clearly not in the public interest exception”, — stated in the message.
“So we came to the conclusion that the disclosure of McCabe about the existence of the investigation, thus, violated the FBI and the Department of information policy and constituted misconduct”.
But representatives McCabe said he “had all the authority to allow exchange of information with the media” as a Deputy Director.
“Their interaction with the «wall Street Journal» (RSN) was not done in secret: he was held for several days and others knew about it, including the Director of the Komi Republic. This was done to protect the institutional reputation of the FBI, not political, and professional Investigative body, and therefore they violated the public interest exception to the FBI’s ban on the exchange of sensitive material,” in the “fact sheet” from McCabe’s representatives said.
In 2015, while McCabe was the head of the FBI’s Washington field office, his wife ran for the Senate in Virginia as a Democrat. She lost the election in November 2015, and three months later, McCabe was the Deputy Director, giving him oversight of the investigation of Clinton’s private e-mail servers on the Secretary of state.
After the story the wall Street Journal was published in October 2016, McCabe recused himself from Clinton.
McCabe first joined the FBI in 1996, investigating organized crime in new York. Over the next few years, he turned his attention to the eradication of international terrorism, and in 2012 he became the head of Department on fight against terrorism of FBI headquarters in Washington.
In October 2013, McCabe took the entire FBI’s national security branch, and the following year he was appointed assistant Director of the FBI in the Washington field office.
McCabe resigned as Deputy Director in January, and he was dismissed at the session in may.
“To jump to conclusions and rush to complete Mr. McCabe was unprecedented, inappropriate and cruel,” Michael Brownwich, attorney McCabe, said in a statement. “His treatment was much harsher and less fair than he deserved, and his reward for the loyalty he showed for his country during his career was truncated administrative procedural rules, including no right to appeal beyond the Department of justice.”
Responding to trump’s tweet Friday, McCabe’s lawyer Brom tweeted: «Thank you, that provided even more material for a defamation lawsuit, we are actively considering filing against you and your colleagues. Stay tuned».
The Chairman of the oversight Committee of the house Trey gowdy, R-S. C., released a statement calling on McCabe’s shooting «justified».
«Today the inspector General’s report confirms the dismissal of the Deputy Director of the FBI McCabe was acquitted. Second in command at the premiere in our country, law enforcement agencies should be the embodiment of loyalty, courage and honesty. The inspector General found not only McCabe to disclose confidential information, he did so without the permission or knowledge of his supervisor.»