Assisted Suicide McCabe apologized for misleading investigators on the leak transcripts show

Comment By Jim Campbell

January 3rd, 2020

I’m sorry isn’t going to get it this time.

He’s come to play hardball.

U.S. Attorney John Durham owns you.

It’s so familiar that its significance can be overlooked.

But, when sworn in a court or other official proceeding, it makes everything said afterward either the truth or perjury.

Time out, let me digress for a moment.

O.K. back to the show.

The basic goal of the justice system—discovering the truth.

Even the famous and the powerful have faced the consequences of perjury, which include prosecution, prison, and impeachment.

Historically, perjury was defined as lying while testifying in court.

The law now defines the crime to cover not just trials but also many other proceedings, including grand juries, family law court, bail hearings, Congressional committee hearings, and depositions in civil lawsuits.

Sworn statements made to governmental agencies such as the Social Security Administration or in financial affidavits (such as loan applications) are also covered.

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe apologized for lying to federal investigators concerning an October 2016 leak to The Wall Street Journal about the Hillary Clinton email probe, newly released transcripts indicate — underscoring McCabe’s legal jeopardy as U.S. Attorney John Durham continues the Justice Department’s criminal probe into bureau misconduct.

The transcripts specifically raised the possibility that McCabe, now a paid CNN commentator, could face a false statements charge similar to the one leveled against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The account of McCabe’s remarks was released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general (IG) because of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C.

The IG concluded in 2018 that McCabe “lacked candor” when speaking to then-FBI Director James Comey and DOJ Oversight and Review (O&R) internal investigators about the leak to the Journal on May 9, 2017.

In the transcripts, released Thursday, an unidentified O&R investigator asserted that McCabe had claimed “he did not grant anyone permission to divulge the information to the media” and that he “personally hadn’t shared the information” or “granted anyone else permission to.”

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But on Aug. 18, 2017, McCabe’s story changed when he was confronted with other evidence, including emails and witness accounts, that conflicted with his prior statements. Asked again whether he was aware of the leak to the Journal and had personally authorized it, McCabe was unequivocal.

“And as nice as could be, he said, ‘Yep. Yep, I did,'” the FBI agent said, according to the transcripts.

The Journal story — written just days before the presidential election – focused on the FBI announcing the reopening of the Clinton investigation after finding thousands of her emails on a laptop belonging to former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who at the time was married to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The Journal’s account of the call said a senior Justice Department official expressed displeasure to McCabe that FBI agents were still looking into the Clinton Foundation, and that McCabe had defended the agent’s authority to pursue the issue.

That leak confirmed the existence of the probe, the report said, which Comey had up to that point refused to do.

Unlike the Flynn case — in which FBI agents already had access to information about conversations with Russians that they sought from Flynn — the transcript makes plain that the FBI’s probe was derailed by McCabe’s fib.

“I remember saying to him, ‘Sir, you understand that we’ve put a lot of work into this based on what you told us,’” the investigating agent told McCabe, according to the documents.

“I mean, and I even said, long nights and weekends working on this trying to find out who amongst your ranks of trusted people would, would do something like that. And [McCabe] kind of just looked down, kind of nodded and said, ‘Yeah, I’m sorry.”

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4 Responses to Assisted Suicide McCabe apologized for misleading investigators on the leak transcripts show

  1. Dave the Differentiator says:

    Time to arrest and prosecute these FBI Criminals!

    What is the LAW for Flynn is also the LAW for McCabe! Equal Justice under the LAW!

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  2. Am I the only one who does not think Michelle Obama is a MAN?? Well, NO MAN EVER had an AXX that WIDE! I rest my case.

    Like

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