The Department of Justice inspector general has made a criminal referral for former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
CNN’s Pamela Brown first reported the news.
The Justice Dept’s Inspector General sent a criminal referral regarding Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney office in DC @PamelaBrownCNN reports acccording to source familiar; spox for McCabe, DOJ and US atty not commenting
— Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) April 19, 2018
The Washington Post confirmed CNN’s report.
A recently publicized IG report found that “then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connection with describing his role in connection with a disclosure to the WSJ.”
DOJ IG on McCabe: “The OIG found that then-Deputy Director Andrew
McCabe lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connectionwith describing his role in connection with a disclosure to the WSJ pic.twitter.com/wgRYvt3y2J
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) April 13, 2018
A spokesman for the DOJ IG declined The Daily Caller’s request for comment on the matter.
“It may be referral is mandated but in my experience many OIG investigative conclusions are referred to US Attny’s Ofc as matter of course for review. This type of referral very uncommon for prosecution & usually would be left up to agency for admin action, of which could be none,” national security attorney Mark Zaid said of the report.