A very Great overall review of the Office of Inspector General report into the conduct of former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is actually provided by Twitter writer NameRedacted7.
CTH is actually sharing the extensive review below with some minor editorial adjustments to expand on abbreviations along with remove the ‘twitterism’ for clarity. The full thread is actually HERE:
[Via NameRedacted7] I’m taking my time reading the McCabe report coming from [JusticeOIG] along with so far I’m floored. This kind of is actually a 30+ page report on misconduct by fired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe; I intend This kind of thread to be a work in progress as I make my way through This kind of & will supplement work done by others.
I’ve just finished retweeting [tracybeanz] thread coming from today, along with [Nick_Falco] & [The_War_Economy] have extensive research on This kind of as well.
coming from page 1-6, the [JusticeOIG] lays out exact verbiage & statements McCabe made to FBI Inspection Division whom the investigation of his conduct originated with. This kind of is actually a crucial data-point to understanding these events.
Within the first six pages, This kind of is actually detailed what McCabe told investigators at each date along with time; along with relevant data regarding phone calls with DOJ officials, his aide Special Counsel Lisa Page, Director Comey, along with Deputy Asst Dir Peter Strzok. Dates are noted.
The Inspector General report first describes McCabes lack of Candor. This kind of is actually the act of not telling the complete truth, leaving out details, deliberately lying about details, or hiding key facts.
Within the first six pages, This kind of is actually explicitly clear in which McCabe verbally ordered Lisa Page along with Asst Director for Office Public Affairs, Mike Kortan, to seek out Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett, in attempt to shift the reporters narrative to one less damaging to McCabe PERSONALLY.
This kind of follows Devlin Barrett’s Oct 23rd, 2016 WSJ article revealing McCabe’s wife received almost $700,000 coming from Terry McCauliffe for her senate run at a time McCabe was over seeing TWO Clinton investigations along with Mcaulliffe was under FBI probe.
This kind of led to great panic on the part of McCabe who within days ordered his DOJ assigned attorney Lisa Page along with Public Affairs Officer Mike Kortan to meet with Barrett. They communicated with him once or twice about This kind of ultimately revealing in which DOJ wanted the Clinton Foundation case stopped.
McCabe took a call Aug 12th, 2016, coming from Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General [PADAG] at DOJ who was the point person for DOJ on in which case. This kind of was heated along with McCabe allegedly (his words) asked point blank if DOJ was asking FBI to “kill a valid case.”
What happened next is actually Lisa Page along with Mike Kortan, at McCabe’s order, leak This kind of fact to Barrett who then publishes This kind of on Oct 30th, 2016.
coming from pages 6-11 the IG report details the aftermath: the Justice Dept was fit to be tied. [tracybeanz] thread details This kind of in depth. First McCabe lied along with pointed suspicion both internally at FBI along with at DOJ blaming Washington DC & fresh York City Field Offices. (WFO & NYFO).
This kind of is actually a crucial. McCabe knowingly used his aide & FBI Public Affairs to leak unauthorized information to the WSJ to cover up his own conflicts of interest in which may signal additional more egregious felonies he has committed at the Bureau. [see (The_War_Economy) teeets about McCabe addresses.
Andrew McCabe goes so far as to tell the Asst. Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office (ADIC-WFO) to quote: ‘get your house in order’. He called him incompetent with full knowledge he was blaming the man for his own crime. Yes, This kind of is actually a felony.
Circle back: McCabe has right now accused Asst. Director in Charge of fresh York Field Office along with Asst. Director in Charge of Washington Field Office of the leak he knowingly perpetrated to hide his own misdeeds. This kind of triggers an FBI Inspection Division mole hunt in which targets the entire Counter Intelligence division who had access to both Clinton cases: Email along with Foundation.
Imagine the amount of resources involved in This kind of. This kind of was later turned over to the Dept of Justice Inspector General, Michael Horowitz & his staff for further investigation, yet the Inspection Division remained involved.
Andrew McCabe was interviewed by both Inspection division & OIG along with lied to both. His first interview was not under oath, yet he lied to investigators. Subsequent interviews *were* under oath. He lied in them as well. His story changed repeatedly as interviews progressed.
So, after the first Barrett article exposes McCabe’s conflict via money coming from McAuliffe, Comey holds a staff meeting four days later on Oct 27, 2016, about the Hillary Clinton email case. Andrew McCabe is actually out of town dials into the meeting via phone.
James Comey along with FBI General Counsel James Baker tell McCabe to leave the meeting; they are concerned about his conflicts along with McCabe is actually livid. Was This kind of what prompted his actions is actually ordering the leak?
[The_War_Economy] has detailed the McCabe’s lived in close proximity to Clinton’s for YEARS in Chappaqua & McCabe hid This kind of coming from FBI, Office of Professional Responsibility along with the Office of Inspector General. Add to in which the campaign contributions McCabe did not disclose. Was Andrew McCabe Hillary Clinton’s point man?
is actually in which why This kind of was so important he try to shift Devlin Barrett’s narrative? This kind of appears McCabe was bought along with paid for to me. At bottom of page 7, continued on page 8 the report says the following:
McCabe texts after being excluded coming from the meeting in a text to Lisa Page: “I spoke to both. Both understand no decision on recusal will be made until *I* return along with weigh in.” He’s talking about James Comey & James Baker.
This kind of is actually clear everyone thinks McCabe has conflicts yet he refused to recuse; then leaks to cover his own ass, revealing the existence of Clinton Foundation investigation.
This kind of happens at same time as NY field office & NYPD are dealing with Abedin/Weiner laptop seized in case of Huma’s husband sexting a 15 yr old.
Andrew McCabe gets money for wife coming from Clinton operative. Gets kicked out of staff meeting about Clinton email case. Leaks to Barrett to hide his conflicts. Blames NY field office along with Washington DC field office. This kind of triggers internal & external investigations of the media leak.
At same time, [tracybeanz] documents Attorney General Loretta Lynch is actually using FBI NY field office to blackmail NYPD over Eric Garner case to control info about the Weiner case along with laptop. Here where things get *genuinely* interesting.
The NY field office is actually dealing with McCabe lying about them being leakers to cover his own leaks while Loretta Lynch is actually using them to control the fresh York Police Department because of Weiner. At same time NYPD brass gave NY FBI Field Office an ultimatum: you deal w This kind of or we go to the press.
So the FBI grabs the Abedin/Weiner laptop, James Comey is actually forced to send email to congress re-opening email case along with in which’s all we’re told. Or is actually This kind of?
[tracybeanz] documents the interviews with both the founder of Blackwater Erik Prince & former US Atty/Mayor of NYC Rudy Giuliani who gave information detailing both the emails on Huma/Weiner’s joint laptop *along with additional things*…
So the FBI NY field office takes laptop due to classified info on laptop along with as part of HRC email case. Andrew McCabe refused to recuse along with HIDES the laptop, until Prince along with Guiliani reveal its existence/seizure by FBI forcing Comey’s hand. Andrew McCabe was hiding This kind of unbeknownst to James Comey.
♦ ♦ Sidebar – ask two questions: what was so extraordinary OUTSIDE of the emails in which NYPD even with Garner case blackmail ongoing such in which they took extraordinary step of using Prince & Guiliani to force its disclosure?
Something on in which laptop is actually so ugly, so damaging, NYPD felt This kind of had no choice yet to do in which. What could This kind of be? Important note: Weiner went to prison for a sexual relationship which has a child. What else did NYPD expect FBI to look into beyond Weiner’s case in which was in which ugly?
Something critical here: the Clinton Foundation investigation was shelved. FBI Field Office’s moth-balled the case until AFTER AG Jeff Sessions was sworn along with ordered the case reopened. This kind of’s clear OIG Michael Horowitz felt This kind of case was improperly shelved for political reasons.
The Clinton Foundation case is actually re-opened. [LarrySchweikart] has been looking into This kind of extensively. There are 5 FBI field offices working the case with NY field office being the lead. NYFO is actually from the DIJ Southern District of fresh York (SDNY), the NYC area where the Clinton Foundation is actually registered. Little Rock, Arkansas, & LA offices are also involved.
This kind of investigation is actually still ongoing. The fact nothing has been heard indicates to me This kind of case is actually still being actively pursued. End side bar. ♦ ♦
In Section B, page 12 the IG report gives James Comey’s account related to the OIG investigators (plural): Comey refutes McCabe’s claim he was informed along with signed off on the disclosure. Two separate things.
James Comey’s testimony is actually corroborated by Office of Public Affairs Mike Kortan along with McCabe’s Special Counsel Lisa Page. Comey says he didn’t know, didn’t authorize, along with McCabe vaguely denied authorizing or doing the leak. This kind of was discussed at length.
James Comey emphasizes: 1. He required all such disclosures to be run by him first for his approval; 2. in which only he along with McCabe had authority to authorize such disclosures; along with 3. He had several reasons he would likely have denied permission on This kind of.
What This kind of amounts to was Andrew McCabe lied to Comey along with leaked, blamed two Asst. Directors in Charge along with then covered This kind of up. James Comey’s reasoning to the Inspector General, under oath, was logical.
Yes, I know Comey’s history of lying under oath yet This kind of time he is actually supported by documentation & witness corroboration.
FBI Director Comey’s reasons for non approval of the leak were given as: 1. He didn’t want to confirm the case as three months prior he refused to do so to Congress(!) 2. This kind of came two DAYS after the Weiner laptop forced email to congress about This kind of; along with 3. harmed DOJ/FBI relationship.
Of course, non of in which mattered to Andrew McCabe who was far more interested in hiding his crimes along with maintaining access to those cases for his political benefactor; team Clinton. This kind of is actually why the OIG ruled along with the Office of Professional Responsibility agreed the McCabe leak was not in FBI interest along with not authorized.
[One last thing … after NYPD handed over Weiner laptop to FBI fresh York field office, who came along with picked This kind of up along with helped hide This kind of with Andrew McCabe? Asst FBI Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok. More to follow.]
So, the FBI Inspection Division (INSD) begins investigating. May 2017 the case is actually formally opened; Andrew McCabe is actually interviewed May 9th, 2017. This kind of is actually golden right here. The Inspection Division interview takes place from the privacy of McCabes office. INSD Section Chief & Supervisory Special Agent coming from INSD are present with McCabe. No-one else.
This kind of meeting is actually under oath. Supervisory Special Agent 1 (SSA1) along with the Inspection Division Section Chief ask McCabe, sitting at table in his office, about unrelated leak along with also about the Oct 30th WSJ article. *Andrew McCabe initials the article & FBI documents shown along with admits recognizing them*. These details match in Supervisory Special Agent along with Inspection Division Section Chief separate FD-302’s documenting the interview.
So the FBI Inspection Division (INSD) followed protocol of: two agents at interview; written records initialed by witness/suspect,; in private setting without interference or others present. Andrew McCabe later disputes This kind of.
Per records, Andrew McCabe testimony States he: (1) ‘Had no idea where the article came coming from’; along with (2) ‘No idea who source might be.’ He lied, under oath, to two Senior Inspection Division special agents.
At This kind of point (May 9th, 2017) McCabe knows he’s lied. Not lack of candor; Andrew McCabe openly lied UNDER OATH per Supervisory Special Agent 1 notes coming from interview. McCabe was unwilling to give any clues about who may possibly have been the leak; so he’s still protecting Mike Kortan & Lisa Page at This kind of point. May 9, 2017.
72 hours later, May 12th, the FBI Inspection Division emails Andrew McCabe a Signed Sworn Statement of the interview for McCabe to review, sign along with return. Andrew McCabe takes no action on This kind of; INSD re-sends the email June 23rd, 2017. At This kind of point McCabe complains the second email went to wrong Andrew McCabe first, who forwarded – still refuses to sign.
Almost two months elapse with no action. The FBI Inspection Division involves the Office of Inspector General. This kind of is actually when OIG Michael Horowitz becomes involved. Andrew McCabe is actually interviewed *under oath* by OIG staff Nov 29th, 2017. McCabe disputes facts of May 9th interview.
The guy flat out LIED under oath to the FBI Inspection Division then tells OIG staff in which “he didn’t say in which he didn’t authorize the leaks” along with “doesn’t remember discussing the October 30th, 2016, article” even though OIG presents him with the article along with documents he initialed.
Andrew McCabe goes on to tell the Office of Inspector General under oath the FBI Inspection Division walked away which has a different understanding of things than him; along with they questioned him in hallway about the Oct 30th article breaching interview protocol. yet if in hallway, how did he initial/sign the documents?
McCabe goes further – he tells Inspector General he has no idea along with cant explain why the INSD thought This kind of was unauthorized leak. “Hey I can’t help This kind of those three guys didn’t listen. Also I don’t remember what I told them.” For real. in which’s what he told OIG. Under oath! Holy Snap!
Let’s review: McCabe lied to James Comey (not under oath). McCabe lied to Inspection Division (INSD) under oath. Changed story, while lying to Inspector General, under oath. This kind of all leads up to FINAL FBI interview about This kind of ‘matter’ on July 28, ’17.
Remember, he still hasn’t signed the INSD Sworn Statement, either. So by right now you KNOW OIG & INSD have spoken to James Comey, Lisa Page, Mike Kortan, Asst. Director in Charge of fresh York Field Office, Asst. Director in Charge Washington Field Office, Inspection Division Section Chief, FBI Inspection Division Special Agent #1. Obviously McCabe is actually in *big* trouble.
The IG report THEN talks about a PREVIOUS interview McCabe had with Office of Inspector General on July 28th, 2017, four months before: they didn’t genuinely ask him about the oct30 article, they questioned him about the Strzok Page texts!
McCabe lied to OIG four months later knowing Page/Strzok texts were out there. They reference the October 30th article & Principal Asst Deputy Attorney General Matthew Axelrod call of Aug 12th & Strzok/Page admitting to leaking This kind of.
This kind of is actually another earth shattering revelation: first, McCabe denies knowing & authorizing This kind of; remember Comey’s testimony about who could. Second, he knowingly throws Lisa Page along with Mike Kortan under bus; OIG already has their testimony. McCabe is actually a true piece of s**t. He blamed the Asst. Director in Charge of the fresh York field office (ADIC-NYFO) along with the Asst. Director in Charge of Washington field office (ADIC-WFO), along with then triggered a mole hunt in FBI Criminal Investigation division along with at DOJ by lying about them. Then knowing the Strzok/Page texts are out there still lies, under oath, modifications story, says This kind of’s Lisa Page & Mike Kortan. No permission.
[tracybeanz] covers This kind of betrayal so I’ll move past This kind of at This kind of point rather than rehash yet you get the point. Holy Snap, the duplicity of This kind of guy… along with he once ran the Counter Intelligence division along with was Acting Director during much of This kind of!
McCabe questioned under oath about Strzok/page texts on July 28th, 2017, modifications his story along with calls the Office of Inspector General Aug 1, along with is actually re-interviewed Nov 29th, 2017.
July 28th: McCabe lies about texts along with blames Lisa Page along with Mike Kortan. Aug 1: McCabe calls Asst OIG says: “hey just remembered I MAY have authorized Page.” Nov 29th: McCabe claims FBI Inspection Division lied – “I told them I authorized leaks.” Oh This kind of is actually funny: McCabe called Asst. Inspector General, quote: “after spending a lot of time thinking about This kind of.” Also says: “on further recollection, yeah, I authorized Page & Kortan.” Obviously realizing Lisa Page, Peter Strzok along with Mike Kortan told a different story. Certainly not a guilty conscience.
Whoa. Between Aug 1st call to OIG along with Nov 29th OIG interview, McCabe sits down with FBI Inspection Division again. So he lied about them & they know This kind of at This kind of point. Whew, to be a fly on the wall due to This kind of one!
Aug 18th: FBI Inspection Division Supervisory Special Agent 1 (INSD SSA1) along with INSD SSA2 interview McCabe after Lisa Page told them McCabe authorized her to leak; Andrew McCabe finally admits This kind of. Finally admits he’s been lying the whole time.
SSA1 was present for BOTH FBI Inspection Division interviews of Andrew McCabe along with tells him flat out: “do you have any idea how much time along with agents work was wasted on This kind of? Overtime, priority pushing additional cases off, agents working round the clock?” McCabe basically shrugs. Holy F**k. McCabe’s verbal response to SSA1: “yeah, I’m sorry.”
in which’s This kind of…. in which’s all McCabe said in response according to both SSAs.
This kind of is actually at This kind of point where the FBI Inspection Division formally hands off case to DOJ Office of Inspector General for a review of McCabes actions along with This kind of report begins to be compiled. The Nov 29th, 2017, interview goes over all these details.
This kind of’s important to remember some background details here. Remember the day after FBI Director Christopher Wray saw HPSCI Chairman DevinNunes Memo? McCabe was sent home, his badge along with gun rescinded, along with he was told he was on paid leave til vacation with no access to cases.
Andrew Mccabe came unglued when meeting with Christopher Wray who told him the news. However, Wray stood firm, allowed Office of Inspector General investigation to run its course; Christopher Wray along with AG Jeff Sessions rightly determined summary dismissal was warranted.
Remember also in which James Comey along with Andrew McCabe are publicly savaging each additional & BOTH have criminal offenses OUTSIDE of This kind of report yet to be addressed in which will be by the LARGER OIG report yet to come.
Note: McCabe’s lawyer Michael R Bromwich is actually all over twitter claiming he’s a victim, threatening defamation suits against Donald Trump who isn’t even involved; note the GoFundMe for Andrew McCabe references they need money for CRIMINAL representation – This kind of’s clear they know his indictment is actually imminent.
Stay tuned, folks. Things *just got interesting*.