Thursday, April 19, 2018
Andrew McCabe swipes at James Comey: He’s not telling the truth
by Kelly Cohen
April 18, 2018 04:34 PM
In an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” James Comey said he ordered the probe that eventually led to Andrew McCabe’s firing, and believes McCabe lied about his conversations with the media.
Andrew McCabe — who was fired as FBI deputy director last month — hit back at former FBI Director James Comey, saying he was not telling the truth in an interview earlier Wednesday.
“Comey has relied on the accuracy and the soundness of the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) conclusions in their report on Mr. McCabe. In fact, the report fails to adequately address the evidence (including sworn testimony) and documents that prove that Mr. McCabe advised Director Comey repeatedly that he was working with the Wall Street Journal on the stories in question prior to publication,” said Michael Bromwich, counsel for McCabe.
In an appearance on ABC’s “The View” earlier Wednesday, Comey said he ordered the probe that eventually led to McCabe’s firing, and believes McCabe lied about his conversations with the media.
“The McCabe case illustrates what an organization that’s committed to the truth looks like. We investigated — I ordered that investigation. We investigate and hold people accountable,” Comey said Wednesday morning. “I still believe Andrew McCabe is a good person, but the inspector general found that he lied, and there are severe consequences in the Justice Department for lying as there should be throughout the government.”
Last week’s inspector general report found McCabe “lacked candor”on four separate occasions, including three times under oath — something he has disputed in a point-by-point response.
“Neither Mr. Comey nor the OIG is infallible, and in this case neither of them has it right,” McCabe’s lawyer said Wednesday.
The 39-page IG report was delivered to select congressional committees last week, roughly month after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe 26 hours before his planned retirement.
“We concluded that McCabe lacked candor on four separate occasions in connection with the disclosure to the [Wall Street Journal]. Three of those occasions involved his testimony under oath,” the IG report said.
The investigation began when the FBI’s Inspector Division sought to determine if the information published in an October 2016 article in the Wall Street Journal about the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s email probe was due to an “unauthorized leak,” and “if so, who was the source of the leak.”
When asked on four separate occasions who provided the information to the Wall Street Journal, McCabe said he did not authorize the disclosure to the reporter, which was not true, the inspector general investigators found.
McCabe also misled Comey about what he authorized the FBI aides to tell the reporter, the IG said.
From all of this double-cross lying – the pigs are begin to squeal to save their own hide.