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FBI LEAKERS BRIBED BY REPORTERS – DOJ INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT

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  • “[W]e identified instances where FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events,” Inspector General Horowitz wrote.

 

( Breitbart ) The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General made the discovery as it struggled to identify possible FBI agents improperly transmitting to reporters, according to its report released Thursday on the agency’s handling of the 2016 probe into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private email server.

According to the watchdog report, investigators had “profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.”

“[W]e identified instances where FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events,” Inspector General Horowitz wrote.

“We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude.”

The report gives pointed criticism of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for improperly leaking to the Wall Street Journal about the bureau’s reaction to the discovery of former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

 

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/14/doj-inspector-general-journalists-treated-fbi-agents-to-sporting-events-meals/

Andrew McCabe sues FBI, Justice Department and inspector general

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Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on major threats facing the U.S. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • The Justice Department said it dismissed Mr. McCabe for administrative misconduct, which Mr. McCabe denies.
  • Mr. McCabe is asking the court to compel the Trump administration to hand over the documents detailing his dismissal, which could lead to a subsequent lawsuit for wrongful termination.
  • Bradley Moss, a national security lawyer, responded to the lawsuit on Twitter by saying “I think the firing of McCabe was likely legally justified but was done in a petty and vindictive way.”

 

By Alex Swoyer – The Washington Times – Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the FBI, the Justice Department and its inspector general, alleging the Trump administration violated procedures when it fired him in March just hours before his retirement.

In the 36-page complaint filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, his attorneys argue that the Justice Department is refusing to hand over documents relating to the policies and procedures related to Mr. McCabe’s dismissal because it fears further litigation.

The Justice Department cited “lack of candor” as a reason for its dismissal of Mr. McCabe on March 16, just before his scheduled March 18 retirement. Mr. McCabe had worked at the FBI for more than two decades, but the firing upended Mr. McCabe’s ability to collect his benefits and pension early.

“We don’t create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure,” David Snyder, an attorney for Mr. McCabe, told The Associated Press.

The lawsuit was filed just two days before Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release a report detailing the handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Mr. McCabe is one of the top FBI officials under scrutiny for his handling of the probe and the investigation into suspected Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

The former deputy director of the FBI has often come under attack from Republicans and President Trump over his wife’s campaign for state office, after she accepted donations from former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is a Clinton ally. Republicans have raised questions about potential conflicts of interest since Mr. McCabe was taking part in the Clinton investigation.

The inspector general has referred him to the Justice Department for possible criminal charges after it was revealed he had shared information to the press.

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the complaint filed Tuesday.

 

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ANDREW McCabe ASKS FOR IMMUNITY IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SENATE TESTIMONY HEARING NEXT WEEK

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( Gateway Pundit ) Chuck Grassley requested Andrew McCabe testify next week at a Congressional hearing on the FBI’s and DOJ’s (mis)handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

In a 3 page letter to Chairman Grassley, McCabe’s attorney Michael Bromwich ironically complains about leaks from the DOJ doing damage to his client.

Bromwich requests the Senate Judiciary Committee grant McCabe immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony because of his criminal referral. (screenshot below)If McCabe is not granted immunity, he will invoke his 5th Amendment rights, continued Bromwich.

McCabe can invoke his 5th Amendment rights, however; this can prompt lawmakers to issue him a subpoena and ultimately threaten contempt charges

 

Chairman Grassley responded to Bromwich’s letter stating he would consider granting McCabe immunity:

I am willing to discuss with the Ranking Member your
request that the Committee consider seeking a court order compelling you to testify under a grant
of immunity. However, under 18 U.S. Code § 6005, seeking such an order requires a two-thirds
vote of the Committee, and even if that were to occur, the Justice Department would then have a
formal opportunity to delay any testimony and attempt to persuade the Committee not to
proceed. Before even beginning to consider whether to initiate that process, the Committee
would need to know a lot more about the anticipated scope, nature, and extent of your
testimony. The Committee could then informally consult with the Department to solicit its views
before deciding whether to proceed formally.

Grassley also wrote a letter to the FBI on Tuesday requesting Andrew McCabe be released from a nondisclosure he signed that is blocking him from releasing emails and documents to the Committee.

The Senate Judiciary hearing will now take place on Monday, June 11th; it will be live-streamed for public viewing.

Sources are saying the IG report on the FBI’s 7th floor under Comey’s Directorship is absolutely damning and “worse than expected.”

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/mccabe-seeks-immunity-from-prosecution-in-exchange-for-testimony-in-congressional-hearing/

 

MUELLER FORCED FLYNN INTO PLEA DEAL TO AVOID DISCOVERY OF CORRUPTION AND LIES

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  • Former National Security Advisor Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn plead guilty to one count of lying to the FBI, despite evidence and admissions from senior FBI officials that he did not lie.
  • New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik: “That was the purpose of forcing him into the plea… to avoid a review of discovery. They never anticipated this information would become public.”
  • Chuck Grassley: “According to that agent’s contemporaneous notes, Director Comey specifically told us during that briefing that the FBI agents who interviewed Lt. General Michael Flynn, “saw nothing that led them to believe [he was] lying.”
  •  “McCabe was apparently trying to find a reason, any reason, to make it look like Flynn was lying. But the truth of the matter is – no one thought he lied, not even the agent that hated Trump.”

 

From Sara Carter:

The chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding that the Department of Justice and FBI adhere to requests made over a year ago and turn over all documentation associated with the bureau’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Flynn, who plead guilty to one count of lying to the FBI, despite evidence and admissions from senior FBI officials that he did not lie.

 

Grassley requested that FBI Special Agent Joe Pientka, who was with Strzok during his White House  interview on Jan. 24, 2017, be made available “for a transcribed interview with Committee staff no later than one week following the production of the requested documents.”

The committee also had a “non-partisan law enforcement officer who was present,” during the interview with Flynn Grassley revealed in the letter.

“The agent was on detail to the Committee staff at the time,” Grassley stated. “According to that agent’s contemporaneous notes, Director Comey specifically told us during that briefing that the FBI agents who interviewed Lt. General Michael Flynn, “saw nothing that led them to believe [he was] lying.” Our own Committee staff’s notes indicate that Mr. Comey said the “agents saw no change in his demeanor or tone that would say he was being untruthful.”

According to numerous law enforcement officials I’ve spoken to over the past year, neither Strzok or Pientka believed Flynn was lying during their interview with him, as reported. 

“There’s a lot these agents can reveal about that day and what (former FBI Deputy Director Andrew) McCabe’s role was in all of it,” said a U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the matter. “McCabe was apparently trying to find a reason, any reason, to make it look like Flynn was lying. But the truth of the matter is – no one thought he lied, not even the agent that hated Trump.”

 

Read more: https://saraacarter.com/grassley-demands-doj-and-fbi-turn-over-all-info-on-flynn/

 

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik believes Mueller was pressing Michael Flynn to take a plea deal so the Special Counsel would not be caught in their lies and corruption

 

 

CONGRESS SEND CRIMINAL REFERRALS FOR HILLARY, COMEY, LYNCH, McCabe, STRZOK AND LISA PAGE

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  • GOP House sent criminal referrals to Sessions for: former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, as well as FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, for separate violations.

 

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday sent a slew of criminal referrals to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a number of Obama administration officials and senior FBI employees for violations of the law in connection to the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations.

Specifically, they sent criminal referrals to Sessions for: former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, as well as FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, for separate violations.

The criminal referrals, first reported by investigative journalist Sara Carter, were made by Rep. Ron Desantis (R-FL), a senior member of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees who is leaving the House to run for Florida governor, and nine other colleagues.

Signatories included: GOP Reps. Andy Biggs (AZ), Dave Brat (VA), Jeff Duncan (SC), Matt Gaetz (FL), Paul A. Gosar (AZ), Andy Harris (MD), Jody Hice (GA), Todd Rokita (IN), Claudia Tenney (NY), and Ted Yoho (FL).

“Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately,” said the letter.

 

 

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COMEY PERJURY: McCabe ADMITS HE GOT FIRED FOR A MEDIA LEAK COMEY UNDER OATH SAID DID NOT HAPPEN

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  • Andrew McCabe got fired for media leak: “ The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter.. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter.
  • Comey’s problem: James Comey said under oath that he never leaked information and never approved a leak

 

 

On Friday evening, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials.

“Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions,” Sessions said in a statement.

Constitutional law Professor Jonathan Turley believes Andrew McCabe’s firing could signal legal trouble ahead for former FBI director James Comey.

Law & Crime report:

After briefly discussing McCabe’s potential liability for allegedly misleading investigators, the liberal law professor shifted gears and started discussing how Comey fits into all of the drama and intrigue.

Turley noted, “This could easily spin further out of control. There was one line in the case statement last night that I immediately flagged. Because he said that he had authority to do this and he conferred with the director—the director at the time was James Comey.” Turley continued:

Now, the problem there is that James Comey said under oath that he never leaked information and never approved a leak. So, if the Inspector General believes this was a leak to the media, it raises serious questions about Comey’s previous testimony and could get him into serious trouble.

Turley is here referring to the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General report. This report–not yet made public–concluded that McCabe had unlawfully authorized an improper media disclosure. McCabe’s statement upon being fired last night reads, in relevant part:

The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter.

Turley then addressed McCabe’s statement. He said, “Even his statement is going to trigger another round of inquiries as to who actually knew about this and was this a leak to the media?”

 

 

ANDREW McCabe FIRED! ‘THREATENED TO TAKE PEOPLE DOWN WITH HIM’ – FBI HAS ‘TONS OF STUFF’ ON HIM

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Fox News reporter Adam Housley reported on Twitter that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe threatened to “take people down with him” if he was fired.

Housley also reported that the Inspector General-Office of Professional Responsibility report had uncovered “tons of stuff” on McCabe completely unrelated to the Trump investigation. McCabe’s firing ‘will encourage agents to trust coming forward. Others who had during the clique’s time in charge got buried and mistreated and it kept agents from coming forward.’

  • I am told yesterday McCabe felt the heat and went to try and save his last two days and even told some he would take people down with him if he as fired. So…let’s see what comes of this. I know this…a ton of agents…a ton…were watching this very closely.

 

  • Ask the agents in the bureau, not the politicians and media outside of it. That’s what I did. They had a ton of stuff on him…a ton.

 

  • This was about power by a group within the FBI. A clique. I see Republicans already making this political and tying it in a much different way than it was. Dems tying it to Trump…both would be wrong.

 

  • This decision will encourage agents to trust coming forward. Others who had during the clique’s time in charge got buried and mistreated and it kept agents from coming forward. Again..this began before Trump. It was about control.