Andrew McCabe Report Explodes Republican and Democratic Myths Alike
Excerpt: Everyone’s narrative is taking a hit. With the news yesterday that the Department of Justice inspector general had referred his findings regarding former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to the U.S. attorney in Washington for possible prosecution, it seemed as if a narrative had been finally laid to rest. It turns out McCabe was no hero of the . He was a bureaucrat who lied, and tweets like this one, from former CIA director John Brennan, did not age well...When you read the inspector general’s report, released last week, a clear picture emerges. McCabe not only leaked sensitive information to the media in violation of relevant DOJ policies, but he lied about those leaks to his boss, James Comey, and to internal investigators. Indeed, the “lack of candor” is so clear, so brazen, that one wonders how McCabe conducted his post-termination public-relations campaign, which included an emotional op-ed in the Washington Post, knowing full well the truth would eventually come out. Specifically, McCabe authorized subordinates (namely, the now-infamous Lisa Page) to talk to Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett not just about an ongoing FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation but also about rifts between the FBI and the Obama DOJ. Then, after these carefully planned leaks, McCabe misled Comey, FBI investigators, and the inspector general regarding several material facts.