A new FBI report allegedly says that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied four times about leaking information to the Wall Street Journal about the FBI, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) revealed on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
“He didn’t lie just once; he lied four times,” Jordan told host Laura Ingraham on Thursday. “He lied to James Comey. He lied to [the FBI’s] Office of Professional Responsibility, and he lied twice under oath to the inspector general,” Jordan said.
In a March 23 op-ed piece in The Washington Post, McCabe wrote:
I have been accused of “lack of candor.” That is not true. I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators. When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could. And when I realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have been misunderstood, I took the initiative to correct them. At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me may well have been confused and distracted — and for that I take full responsibility. But that is not a lack of candor.
McCabe was fired last week after the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided a report on its allegations of misconduct by McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) who recommended that Attorney General Jeff Sessions terminate McCabe.