Trump declares 'McCabe is Comey' in wild rage-tweet

McCabe and Comey - whose May 2017 axing by Trump has been a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible obstruction of justice on the part of the president - have been frequent targets of Trump's ire. "No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!"

In a statement responding to the report, McCabe's attorney, Michael Bromwich, said the inspector general "utterly failed to support the decision to terminate Mr. McCabe".

Trump is also said to have asked McCabe how he voted in the 2016 presidential election, although he has personally disputed that.

The inspector general's report found that McCabe authorized Federal Bureau of Investigation officials to talk to a reporter from The Wall Street Journal in October 2016 for a story on differing views within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department on how aggressively the Clinton Foundation should be investigated.

That was one of four times that McCabe "lacked candor" in talking about the story, the report said.

Trump says that McCabe was biased in the former secretary of state's favor because his wife ran for office as a Democrat and took money from a PAC connected to Clinton. McCabe vigorously disputes its conclusions, and his team distributed a point-by-point rebuttal of the inspector general's allegations.

The report also makes it clear McCabe did not act with Comey's approval.

Mr McCabe, a 20-year veteran at the law enforcement agency, was sacked in March two days before he became eligible to retire with a full government pension.

US President Donald Trump cheered the report's release in an afternoon tweet.

Trump continued the tweet by suggesting that the report vindicated him on the Russian Federation probe. "And the rush to fire him, at the goading of the president, was unworthy of the great traditions of the Department of Justice". He said the report did not detail "any understandable motive for his alleged wrongdoing", and said Trump had "further tainted the process" with his previous public comments on the Justice Department inspector general.

"McCabe was sacked for disgrace and misconduct - and he lied".

But Republicans say the report shows McCabe's firing was justified.

In January, The Journal reported that McCabe knew of thousands of emails related to the Clinton investigation for at least a month before Comey told Congress about them.

While the report is mostly focused on the disclosures in the Clinton Foundation investigation, it also sheds more light on his recusal in both the Clinton Foundation and Clinton email investigations.

As detailed below, we found that in late October 2016, McCabe authorized Special Counsel and AD/OPA to discuss with Barrett issues related to the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation (CF Investigation).

McCabe was "very unhappy" about being forced off the call, according to the report.

McCabe did not have the authority to do so, in any case, Horowitz found, because the information was not in the "public interest" to share with the Wall Street Journal. McCabe told the official to "get his house in order".


Popular
  • You Can Now Combine Hulu and Spotify on a Single $12.99 Account

    You Can Now Combine Hulu and Spotify on a Single $12.99 Account

    On Wednesday, the two streaming giants expanded their existing partnership to offer consumers a rather attractive deal. Separately, Spotify Premium would cost $10 a month and Hulu's ad-supported version costs $8 monthly, so $13 is a deal.
    Asia Ali market mulls impact of US' sanctions on Rusal; responses mixed

    Asia Ali market mulls impact of US' sanctions on Rusal; responses mixed

    The measures affect the seven oligarchs, 12 companies they own or control, as well as 17 senior Russian government officials. A new provision expands those rules to transactions involving non-Americans, in a major blow to his operations.
    Avengers: Infinity War directors ask fans to fight spoilers

    Avengers: Infinity War directors ask fans to fight spoilers

    The brothers closed off their letter with " Good luck and happy viewing " and affixed their respective signatures at the end. The directors, Russo Brothers, and the cast of the film have a special request for the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans.
  • Trump says meeting with Kim will be 'terrific'

    Trump says meeting with Kim will be 'terrific'

    Wednesday's assembly meeting comes just a few weeks ahead of the first summit the two Koreas will have in more than a decade on April 27.
    WWE Wrestlemania 34: Undertaker and John Cena face off confirmed

    WWE Wrestlemania 34: Undertaker and John Cena face off confirmed

    A victory for Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens would keep them on Smackdown for the time being and enable those chapters to be written. If anyone can finally defeat The Empress of Tomorrow its Flair, who always delivers an impressive performance at WrestleMania .
    'Jersey Shore' House Divided Over Sammi Sweetheart Sex Doll

    'Jersey Shore' House Divided Over Sammi Sweetheart Sex Doll

    Like many bygone series, the show is getting a new lease on life with an MTV revival, entitled Jersey Shore: Family Vacation . He continues, "It was an escape from our reality and the kids and who's married and let's go in there and have a good time.
  • Cowboys sever ties, release Bryant

    Cowboys sever ties, release Bryant

    With Bryant and recently signed Michael Crabtree , the Ravens would infuse plenty of swagger into the NFL's No. 29 passing attack. In an expected move, [VIDEO ] the #dallas cowboys have parted ways with wide receiver #Dez Bryant after eight years together.
    Competitive Gamer Billy Mitchell Now Banned From Twin Galaxies

    Competitive Gamer Billy Mitchell Now Banned From Twin Galaxies

    Almost two months ago, Mitchell's scores were also removed from the leaderboards at Donkey Kong Forum . Check your email weekly for breaking news, insight, and analysis. .
    Confirmed Dead After Plane Crashes At Arizona Golf Course

    Confirmed Dead After Plane Crashes At Arizona Golf Course

    Nobody on the ground was affected when the plane, a Piper PA-24 went down, according to the Federal Aviation Administration . The crash happened at the home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, one of the more popular tournaments on the PGA Tour.
  • Woods improves in final round at Masters, welcomes break

    Woods improves in final round at Masters, welcomes break

    Their business was already settled. "The Reeds lived and died with every shot on the back nine, hooting and hollering at the TV". Reed's brash confidence and go-it-alone mentality have reportedly not endeared him to many of his PGA Tour colleagues.

    CANADA - 14 killed in Saskatchewan junior hockey team bus crash

    The pain from a highway crash involving a Saskatchewan junior hockey team that claimed 14 lives is being felt around the world. Tributes have been paid across Canada , including by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , who tweeted his condolences.
    Steel to soybeans: A timeline of the US-China trade war

    Steel to soybeans: A timeline of the US-China trade war

    The 10-year Treasury note yield fell marginally to 2.8229 percent, pulling back from Thursday's nine-day high of 2.838 percent. The ministry also vowed to take "comprehensive countermeasures", according to Xinhua, although it did not add further details.

CONNECT