The Department of Justice’s Inspector General released a report Friday on its investigation of fired deputy director Andrew McCabe, concluding he lied about media contacts.
The IG found McCabe “lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions” in connection with a disclosure to the Wall Street Journal in violation of FBI codes.
The IG also concluded that McCabe’s “disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in the manner described in this report violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct.”
McCabe previously drew attention for his misbehavior regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. His wife was taking hundreds of thousands of dollars for her political campaign from friends of Hillary Clinton at the same time McCabe was investigating Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.
The IG found that in late October 2016, McCabe authorized the disclosure to a reporter of an Aug. 23, 2016, telephone call between McCabe and the