The Justice Department’s Inspector General released a scathing report to Congressional leaders Friday; slamming former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe for repeatedly “misleading investigators.”
According to the New York Times, McCabe allegedly “lied” to DOJ officials when asked whether he had ordered subordinates to purposely leak classified information to the press ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
“The inspector general also concluded that Mr. McCabe’s disclosure of the existence of the ongoing investigation in the manner described in the report violated media policy of the F.B.I. and Justice Department and constituted misconduct,” writes the Times.
The Trump administration suddenly fired McCabe weeks ago, just days before he was set to retire and receive his pension.
McCabe has since crowd-sourced his legal campaign against the White House on the internet; raising over $500,000 for his courtroom battle with the Department of Justice.