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Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe won't be charged for alleged role in media leaks


Added 02-14-20 01:18:03pm EST - “Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ?" a frequent target of President Trump for his role in the Russia probe.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe won’t be charged for alleged role in media leaks”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — a frequent target of President Trump — closing a probe into whether he committed a crime when he gave false information while being grilled about his role in leaking to the media, his lawyers said Friday.

The decision ended a criminal investigation that spanned more than a year and began with a Justice Department inspector general’s referral that said McCabe repeatedly gave misleading answers when asked about giving a subordinate the OK to share information with a reporter from The Wall Street Journal for a 2016 article about an FBI probe into the Clinton Foundation.

McCabe’s lawyers said in a statement they were told in a phone call and letter that the case was closed and “no charges will be brought against him based on the facts.”

He has said his 2018 firing just before his planned retirement— for what the Justice Department called “lack of candor” — was politically motivated.

McCabe had apologized for lying to agents who spent weeks investigating the source of a leak to The Journal that actually came from him, documents revealed in January.

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