On Thursday, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General sent a criminal referral for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C., according to a report from CNN.
Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz released a report last week on McCabe which stated that McCabe “lacked candor” on four different occasions.
Horowitz’s report also said that McCabe was not authorized to disclose the existence of the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation because it did not meet the Justice Department’s requirements of being “public interest” because he allegedly leaked the information to “advance his personal interests.”
In March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe, prompting McCabe to state:
This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.
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