Comey Threw McCabe 'Under the Bus' in Interview

Elias Hubbard
April 21, 2018

Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has created a legal defense fund to help him pay to deal with congressional investigations, contacts with the U.S. Attorney's Office and a possible wrongful termination and defamation case he may file against the Trump administration.

"We were advised of the referral within the past few weeks", Bromwich told Washington Examiner.

In his statement, Bromwich says the standard for an inspector general referral "is very low".

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe is locked in a battle of "he said-he said" with his former boss, James Comey, over the findings of a damning report from the Justice Department's office of the inspector general (OIG). "Getting a little (lot) of their own medicine?"

Bromwich, who served as the Justice Department's inspector general from 1994 to 1999, said he had never seen an internal DOJ disciplinary process progress so swiftly. It says he inappropriately authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to the media, then lied repeatedly to investigators examining the matter.

McCabe disputes numerous report's findings and has said he never meant to mislead anyone.

Lying to federal investigators is punishable by up to five years in prison. The report alleged that one of McCabe's lies "was done knowingly and intentionally" - a key aspect of the federal crime.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16, less than two days before his scheduled retirement date.

Bromwich decried Trump's "continuing slander" against McCabe.

Attorney Michael Bromwich confirmed the referral to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington in a statement Thursday.

"It's not okay. The McCabe case illustrates what an organization committed to the truth looks like", Comey said and added, "I ordered that investigation".

Comey told CNN on Thursday that he could potentially be a witness should there be a trial of McCabe.

"I like him very much as a person, but sometimes even good people do things they shouldn't do". The deputy told him the answer was 2,000.

Comey has told a different story.

"People must fear the consequences of lying in the justice system or the system can't work", he wrote.

"With regard to top counterintelligence FBI agent, Peter Strzok, and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, we raise concerns regarding their interference in the Hillary Clinton investigation regarding her use of a personal email server", the letter states. He says that as Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director, he had the authority to share information with the media, and says he permitted subordinates to do so in this case to correct a false narrative that he had tried to stymie an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the Clinton Foundation. McCabe asked the official, "Are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?" But Comey is quoted in the report as saying McCabe didn't tell him he had approved sharing details of the call and, in fact, had left him with the opposite impression. McCabe lied about authorizing the leak on at least four separate occasions - in interviews with OIG investigators, interviews with the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), and in conversations with Comey, investigators determined.

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