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IG review of former FBI employee McCabe began a week before Trump was sworn in. (Sorry, John Brennan). IG referred McCabe for criminal consideration to US attorney “some time ago”-Turley.org, Washington Post

April 19, 2018

Update: 4/19/18, Criminal referral for McCabe: “Inspector general referred findings on McCabe to U.S. attorney for consideration of criminal charges, Washington Post,

The referral to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia occurred some time ago.Inspector general concluded McCabe had lied to investigators or his boss, then-FBI Director James B. Comey, on four occasions, three of them under oath.”…

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“The report confirms that [Horowitz] opened this review [on Jan. 12, 2016] a week before Trump was sworn in.”

4/16/18, “After The Inspector General Report, Questions Grow Over The Lack Of A Criminal Referral For McCabe,JonathanTurley.org

“Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has released his watchdog report on the conduct of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and it is scathing….

“At issue is the leak to The Wall Street Journal about an FBI probe of the Clinton Foundation.

Notably, the report itself belies the allegation of McCabe that he was victim of a witch hunt loyalists. Not only was Horowitz an Obama appointee but his staff were all career officials. More importantly, the report confirms that [Horowitz] opened this review [on Jan. 12, 2016] a week before Trump was sworn in. It preceded and had no connection to Mueller.

The report takes apart McCabe’s spin with clinical precision.  It found that McCabe, 50, lied or misled investigators on not one but four occasions.  It also found that these lies were clearly meant to help McCabe alone.  McCabe said that he had full authority to make the disclosures.  The IG found no evidence to support those claims. It also found that there was no evidence that then FBI Director James Comey was informed by McCabe….

He [McCabe] further showed no contrition and allegedly falsely implicated his superior in the improper leaking of information to the media.”…

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