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CHARGES PENDING: Prosecutors Interview James Comey & Andrew McCabe

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The former head of the FBI James Comey is being investigated by the D.C U.S Attorney’s office as part of a probe into Andrew McCabes illegal activities when he broke the law by lying to federal agents. The indication by the office is seriously considering whether McCabe should be charged with the crime.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz accused McCabe in April of misleading investigators and Comey four times — three of them under oath — about authorizing a disclosure to the media. Horowitz referred the findings to the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.

Lying to federal investigators can carry a five-year prison sentence, though McCabe disputes that he intentionally misled anyone. Comey’s interview, while significant, does not indicate prosecutors have reached any conclusions, and people familiar with the process said it is not surprising given the allegations McCabe faces. A referral from the inspector general does not guarantee charges will be filed.

Michael R. Bromwich, McCabe’s lawyer, said in a statement: “A little more than a month ago, we confirmed that we had been advised that a criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney’s Office had been made regarding Mr. McCabe. We said at that time that we were confident that, unless there is inappropriate pressure from high levels of the Administration, the U.S. Attorney’s Office would conclude that it should decline to prosecute. Our view has not changed.”

He added that “leaks concerning specific investigative steps the US Attorney’s Office has allegedly taken are extremely disturbing.” –Washington Post

 

This drama is likely to bring even more drama to D.C by giving President Trump more ammunition against Comey, and McCabe.

Comey and McCabe are at odds with one another over the inspector generals findings. McCabe believes that Comey knew he authorizes a media discourse. Comey denies these allegations.

 

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