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FBI Continues to Skirt Court Order to Turn Over McCabe Communications


Added 03-13-18 12:36:03pm EST - “For more than two months, the FBI has failed to abide by a judge’s order to turn over all of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s text messages, emails and SMS phone messages to a government watchdog group that has filed…” - Saraacarter.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Saraacarter.com: “FBI Continues to Skirt Court Order to Turn Over McCabe Communications | Sara A. Carter”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

For more than two months, the FBI has failed to abide by a judge’s order to turn over all of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s text messages, emails and SMS phone messages to a government watchdog group that has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former senior FBI special agent. The communications in question are related to McCabe’s wife’s unsuccessful run for Virginia State senate and might also contain invaluable information on McCabe’s role in the Bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server used to send classified information, several former FBI sources and a government official told this reporter.

In January, Judicial Watch, a formidable conservative watchdog group based in Washington D.C., filed a lawsuit against the FBI for the communications on behalf of retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jeff Danik. Danik spent more than 28 years with the bureau as a supervisor in the counter-terrorism division and special overseas advisor. Danik filed his original Freedom of

Information Act (FOIA) request in October 2016 for McCabe’s communications. After Danik filed his original FOIA the FBI responded on November 8 and 9, 2016 denying his request. Danik appealed to the Justice Department and in June of 2017 the DOJ wrote that the FBI should search for and turn over any pertinent documents. The FBI still refused to turn over the documents and in January he filed a joint lawsuit with Judicial Watch for the documents.

“They have not produced not one text of McCabe, not one,” said Danik, referencing the bureau. “The government is out of control and it’s astonishing. Do you know what would happen if the government subpoenaed you for information and you didn’t produce records that you had in your possession? You’d go to jail for contempt.”

The DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to produce a report before the end of the month on the bureau’s handling of the Clinton investigation and according to IG’s mandate, McCabe is a significant part of that probe. According to several government sources and a former senior law enforcement official McCabe will not only be criticized by Horowitz for authorizing a leak to the Wall Street Journal on October 2016  but has also been under investigation for allegedly intervening to shut down part of the investigation into the Clinton server.

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