Inspector General report: Andrew McCabe leaked info, lied to investigators

Former FBI Deputy Director Is Faulted in Scathing Inspector General Report

But the report concludes McCabe's decision to leak to the media was "designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership".

The Department of Justice's Inspector General released a report Friday on its investigation of fired deputy director Andrew McCabe, concluding he lied about media contacts.

The report states that McCabe authorized another FBI agent to leak information about an ongoing investigation into Clinton Foundation to The Wall Street Journal, not in the interest of the public, but for his own personal gain.

Trump fumed in an exclamation point-ridden tweet that McCabe "LIED!"

The other allegations of lack of candor against Mr. McCabe - based on statements he made to the FBI's Inspections Division and the OIG - are more properly understood as the result of misunderstanding, miscommunication, and honest failures of recollection based on the swirl of events around him, statements which he subsequently corrected.

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While there is a "public interest" exception for disclosing the existence of ongoing investigations, doing so "in a manner created to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership, was clearly not within" that exception, the report says. He sarcastically thanked Trump in a Twitter post on Friday for "providing even more material" for the lawsuit he is considering.

Trump has accused both Comey and McCabe of political bias in their roles at the top law enforcement agency, and attacked Comey in numerous tweets on Friday following the release of excerpts of Comey's book. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.5 (Lack of Candor - No Oath).

"In written submissions to the OIG and DOJ, we demonstrated that the charges were unsupported by the evidence and that the OIG's conclusions and the FBI-OPR proposal to terminate Mr. McCabe were unjustified", Bromwich said.

McCabe became acting director of the FBI in May 2017, following President Donald Trump's removal of then-FBI Director James Comey.

McCabe's lawyer, Bromwich, said there is nothing in the IG report that justifies that action, which deprived the longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent of the pension he earned over his career. McCabe had already alleged that his firing was politically motivated, as the president had made clear he disliked McCabe long before the FBI's former No. 2 official was sacked.

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McCabe's firing occurred less than two days before his planned retirement, denying him certain retirement benefits.

It will also look at the early stages of the FBI's investigation into whether Trump or any of his associates helped Russian Federation interfere in the 2016 election.

President Trump, battling a never-ending storm of scandals, went after one of his favorite targets Friday, blasting ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as a liar and a thief.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the report makes it clear that "Sessions made the right decision" in firing McCabe.

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