Chief counsel at the American Center for Law & Justice Jay Sekulow stopped by ‘Hannity’ Thursday to discuss Andrew McCabe’s potential legal troubles; saying his perjury probe is “just the beginning” for former DOJ officials.
“I think his lawyers made an attempt to get the case killed, obviously the US attorney thought there was a case that should be brought… The US attorney can now proceed with bringing a case, it will go to the grand jury,” said Sekulow.
“It’s not just one count with McCabe, it’s at least three according to the report. It’s perjury, that’s what this allegation is. I want to be clear, I think this is just the beginning of the problem for the individuals that were running the Department of Justice,” he added.
US Attorney Jessie Liu officially recommended proceeding with charges against former FBI official Andrew McCabe Thursday afternoon over his handling of sensitive material during Hillary’s email investigation.
“U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official,” reports Fox News. “McCabe — the former deputy and acting director of the FBI — appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general, but the department rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation.”
“The potential charges relate to DOJ inspector general findings against him regarding misleading statements concerning a Hillary Clinton-related investigation,” adds Fox. “A source close to McCabe’s legal team said they received an email from the Department of Justice which said, ‘The Department rejected your appeal of the United States Attorney’s Office’s decision in this matter. Any further inquiries should be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office.’”
McCabe was recently hired as a commentator for CNN.
SEKULOW ON HANNITY: Mueller’s Final Report ‘Completely Vindicates’ President Trump
President Trump’s personal attorney Jay Sekulow spoke with Sean Hannity Thursday night just hours after the release of Robert Mueller’s final report; saying the special counsel’s conclusions “completely vindicate” Donald Trump and his campaign of all wrong-doing.
“This investigation started because of allegations of conspiracy and collusion regarding the Trump campaign and the Russian government. This report not only vindicates the President completely… It’s been going on for almost three years,” said Sekulow.
“The parameter for which it was set was to determine Russian interference in the election and whether there was any involvement with the President and the campaign, and the answer is: No there was not,” he added.
Watch Sekulow on ‘Hannity’ above.
SEKULOW: The Obama Administration Changed Intelligence Sharing Rules to Target Trump Campaign
Trump Attorney and legal analyst Jay Sekulow published an explosive op-ed at Fox News this week; saying the Obama administration intentionally changed intelligence sharing rules to target the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
“Stunning new information just released by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) shows that the Obama administration stepped up efforts – just days before President Trump took office – to undermine Trump and his administration,” writes Sekulow.
“The ACLJ, where I serve as chief counsel, has obtained records that show the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, under Director James Clapper, eagerly pushed to get new procedures as part of an anti-Trump effort. The procedures increased access to raw signals intelligence before the conclusion of the Obama administration, just days before President Trump was inaugurated,” he adds.
“By greatly expanding access to classified information by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, the Obama administration paved the way for a shadow government to leak classified information – endangering our national security and severely jeopardizing the integrity and reputation of our critical national security apparatus – in an attempt to undermine President Trump,” Sekulow confirms.
“There were also documented abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that led to an FBI investigation – codenamed Crossfire Hurricane – of possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. Special Counsel Robert Mueller later concluded after an exhaustive investigation lasting nearly two years that the Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia to advance Trump’s election chances,” he concludes.
Read Jay Sekulow’s full article here.