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Justice Department review expected to criticize Andrew McCabe for authorizing the disclosure of information of ongoing investigation

March 1, 2018

  According to this New York Times story the Department of Justice Inspectors General report is expected to criticize Andrew McCabe for authorizing the disclosure of information related to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal investigation. Here is more:

 A Justice Department review is expected to criticize the former F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew G. McCabe, for authorizing the disclosure of information about a continuing investigation to journalists, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.

The department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitzhas zeroed in on disclosures to The Wall Street Journal as part of a wide-ranging investigation into, among other things, how the F.B.I. approached the 2016 inquiry into Mrs. Clinton’s handling of classified information. Mr. Horowitz has said he expects to release a report this month or next.

The findings have potentially serious ramifications for the F.B.I., which is in the middle of a special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Though the report is not expected to focus on that, some of the same agents — including Mr. McCabe — handled both the Russia case and the Clinton inquiry.

The inspector general has concluded that Mr. McCabe authorized F.B.I. officials to provide information for that article, according to the four people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the report before it is published. 

  “Authorizing the disclosure of information” is a rather nice way to say that Andrew McCabe signed off on leaking details of an ongoing investigation. Paging Jeff Sessions…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Fergus permalink
    March 1, 2018 10:09 pm

    If there is no jail time it don’t mean a thing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 1, 2018 10:13 pm



  2. March 2, 2018 4:42 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 2, 2018 6:26 am

      Thank you.


      • March 2, 2018 6:57 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. March 2, 2018 10:21 am

    “is expected to criticize” Operative sentence…. paging Sessions indeed… I am coming to your point of view….he loves the swamp… I wanted to give him the moral high ground.. silly me.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 2, 2018 7:39 pm

      It’s the only conclusion I can come up with that explains why he won’t go after them.


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