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Has Trump spoiled the Andrew McCabe prosecution?


Added 09-13-19 01:31:01pm EST - “Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, deserves to be prosecuted. His crimes, false statements to federal investigators, were documented by the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, an Obama appointee.…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Has Trump spoiled the Andrew McCabe prosecution?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, deserves to be prosecuted. His crimes, false statements to federal investigators, were documented by the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, an Obama appointee. Andy McCarthy discusses the crimes here.

McCabe is an enemy and fierce critic of President Trump. I always worry when enemies of the president face criminal prosecution. Sending political enemies to prison is a hallmark of authoritarian regimes (in totalitarian regimes such enemies are often executed). In close cases, the government should err on the side of not prosecuting the president’s political enemies. However, McCabe’s case doesn’t seem like a close one.

Jessie Liu, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, apparently has decided to bring a criminal case against McCabe. His lawyers reportedly appealed this decision to the Deputy Attorney General who reportedly denied the appeal.

But yesterday came and went without a grand jury indictment, and the grand jury, which had reconvened after a month to consider the case, reportedly was sent home.

What does this mean? Quite possibly, it means nothings. However, another possibility is that the grand jury balked at the prosecutor’s recommendation to indict.

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