During an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Figures,” Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe announced that he expects former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe who is now a CNN analyst, will soon be indicted for lying to the federal government.
“Here, you have the inspector general stating that Andrew McCabe did that multiple times, and the magic words, did so intentionally and knowing,” the representative said on Sunday.
“I think the Department of Justice is going to have to indict Andy McCabe, simply because to do otherwise would be to admit that there are separate standards for people doing the same thing for the same conduct.”
Ratcliffe then pointed out how the special counsel, “made a cottage industry out of charging people like General Flynn and George Papadopoulos for lying to investigators.”
“I don’t know how you can’t indict him when he is engaged in the same conduct that other people have recently been charged for at the Department of Justice, particularly when your own watchdog says that those lies were done intentionally and knowingly and done repeatedly,” Ratcliffe added.
“You can’t really tell the public we’re going to treat people differently for the same conduct.”
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
McCabe was fired on March 16, 2018 upon the recommendation of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. An inspector general’s report said that McCabe displayed a “lack of candor” during four interviews about his authorization of a disclosure of information about an investigation of the Clinton Foundation in October 2016.
As second-in-charge at the FBI, McCabe would have been authorized to release information about ongoing investigations to the media as long as it was done in the public interest. But Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, found that McCabe authorized the leak “in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership.”
McCabe has denied lying to investigators about authorizing the leak.
The New York Times reported on Aug. 26 that McCabe’s lawyers had met a week earlier with Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen about his case. The move was widely interpreted as an indication that McCabe could be indicted.
McCabe sued the Justice Department and FBI on Aug. 8, alleging that he was fired because of political pressure from President Donald Trump. CNN hired him as a law enforcement analyst on Aug. 23, several days before The Times report was published.
Although McCabe is facing potential jail time, the CNN analyst is now fundraising for Democrats. McCabe will be at the Democratic Party fundraiser in Pennsylvania as the keynote speaker in September according to a recent report.
The event is set to take place on September 21st and tickets will start at $80 a piece. People who donate $160 will get the thrilling chance to meet and take a photo with McCabe.
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