Department of Justice Drops Investigation Into Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Cheryl Sanders
February 15, 2020

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Friday that, despite federal prosecutors saying he would not face charges on a years-old matter, he felt he would never be free of President Donald Trump's "maniacal rage".

Speaking Friday on CNN, where he works as a contributor, McCabe said it was an "absolute disgrace" that the investigation had taken so long and that he was relieved to be done with a process that he described as "so unbelievably tense".

"We write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe", the brief letter said. Now, according to the officials, "no charges will be brought against him based on the facts underlying the Office of the Inspector General's April 2018 report".

"We said at the outset of the criminal investigation, nearly two years ago, that if the facts and the law determined the result, no charges would be brought", lawyers Michael R. Bromwich and David Schertler said in a statement to news outlets.

The Justice Department will not charge Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.

Four Justice Department prosecutors recently resigned from their case after the department made a similar change to the sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, another associate of President Donald Trump, who has not said whether he would pardon Flynn or Stone.

"At long last, justice has been done in this matter".

It should be noted that no word has come from the department as of yet regarding an investigation into Comey. This high-profile case received national attention, and McCabe became a President Trump nemesis.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe in March 2018 after the inspector general found he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a leak to The Journal regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

McCabe oversaw the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and the Clinton Foundation after his wife already lost her race, and the 2016 leak was seen as damaging - not helpful - to Clinton's campaign.

As such, another possible fallout from the closing of McCabe's case could be the implication of former FBI Director James Comey. The article recounted a particularly tense phone call between McCabe and a senior Justice Department official about the investigation.

Throughout the investigation, McCabe denied any wrongdoing, and said the inspector general's conclusions relied on mischaracterizations and omissions, including of information favorable to McCabe.

That leak confirmed the existence of the probe, the report said, which Comey had up to that point refused to do. The investigation, he said, raised "questions about the legitimacy of his presence in the White House".

"During these inquiries, I answered questions truthfully and as accurately as I could amidst the chaos that surrounded me", McCabe has said in a statement.

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