Maybe I spoke too soon when I said maybe I spoke too soon about my despairing cynicism below.
UPDATE: U.S. Attorney moving forward with charges against McCabe Based On IG Report Findings
District of Columbia U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official, a source familiar with the decision told SaraACarter.com.
Fox News first reported that McCabe’s legal team said they received an email from the Department of Justice which said, “The Department rejected your appeal of the United States Attorney’s Office’s decision in this matter. Any further inquiries should be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office.”
A source familiar with the decision, told SaraACarter.com “that the line prosecution and Jessie Liu decided to move forward with the charges.”
“McCabe and his team appealed the decision to the Deputy Attorney General and the DAG rejected the appeal,” the source stated.
The charges will be based on DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s April, 2018 reportwhich stated on the allegations related to McCabe, “lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connection with describing his role in connection with a disclosure to the [Wall Street Journal]” in violation of FBI policy. Further, it stated that McCabe’s “disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in the manner described in this report violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct.”
Should the federal prosecutors indict McCabe, he would be the first senior law enforcement official involved in the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The first of many, one would hope and expect—if one retained any faith at all in the American federal justice system and its myriad bureaucracies. We’ll see.