A new report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly says former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied four times about leaking sensitive information to The Wall Street Journal.
During an interview Thursday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,”Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina spoke about the revelations in the FBI report.
“He didn’t lie just once; he lied four times,” Jordan told host Laura Ingraham.
“He lied to James Comey. He lied to [the FBI’s] Office of Professional Responsibility, and he lied twice under oath to the inspector general,” he added.
Joining Ingraham in studio, Meadows said the new report not only shows McCabe lied four times to Justice Department investigators, but that a second special counsel must be appointed.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday that a federal prosecutor was looking into behaviors at the FBI and DOJ in handling the Russia investigation.
Sessions said he wouldn’t appoint a second special prosecutor at this time.
“We need to have this special counsel. I disagree with the attorney general,” Meadows said. “For the attorney general to suggest there’s not enough there there is just extremely disappointing.”
Here’s where it gets interesting.
In an op-ed published on March 23 in The Washington Post, McCabe wrote:
“I have been accused of “lack of candor.” That is not true. I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators. When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could.”
“And when I realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have been misunderstood, I took the initiative to correct them. At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me may well have been confused and distracted — and for that I take full responsibility. But that is not a lack of candor.”
Earlier this month, Sessions fired McCabe following a recommendation from the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
The investigative watchdog found that McCabe lied to investigators when questioned about authorizing a leak to the Wall Street Journal in October 2016 about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
So McCabe is using legalese to claim he didn’t “knowingly” lie.
GOP lawmakers say he lied at least four times, which will be highlighted in the FBI’s report.
Time will tell what happens next, but Jordan and Meadows made it clear things are not looking good for McCabe.
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