The Justice Department is full of busy bees. Just a few days ago, members of Congress formally requested a handful of names be criminally investigated. On that list was Andrew McCabe. Looks like someone was listening. After the Department did a little digging of its own, the inspector general referred Andrew to the U.S. Attorney for possible criminal charges.
Here be the details:
The Justice Department inspector general referred its finding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators who were examining a media disclosure to the top federal prosecutor in D.C. to determine whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, according to people familiar with the matter.
The referral to the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office occurred some time ago, after the inspector general concluded McCabe had lied to investigators or his own boss, then-FBI Director James B. Comey, on four occasions, three of them under oath.
A referral to federal prosecutors does not necessarily mean McCabe will be charged with a crime. The Justice Department, the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office and a spokeswoman for McCabe declined to comment Thursday.
“Lack of candor” is just a polite way of saying he’s a lying liar who lies. Under oath. As the letter from these Congressmen points out, such avoiding of the truth is a fireable offense in the very least. At most, we’re looking at possible criminal charges. There’s also the issue of his confirming classified information to the public.
So, allegedly, he’s a loose-lipped liar full of fecal nonsense. A leaking colostomy bag. Not exactly the image of FBI excellence. Though we’d be hard pressed to find high standards within the FBI during any Clinton investigation (see RIGGED: Amid Email Scandal, Clinton Ally ‘Paid’ 600K to FBI Prosecutor’s Wife).
Still no confirmation on how the U.S. Attorney’s Office responded to this referral. It’s possible prosecutors think criminal charges unnecessary. Maybe they’re busy with their own investigation. Or group knitting. Time will tell if anything comes of this, but we said the same thing about the letter from Congress. Now we’re here.