The first shoe to drop from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz just hit, and it’s not what the FBI had hoped.
IG Horowitz’s report argues that Andrew McCabe leaked critical details to the press about ongoing FBI investigations “designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership.”
So much for all the bluster about how the ‘truth will come out’ in his defense.
Um, Neil, it just did and you’re a liar, liar, pants on fire.
There’s plenty more to come from Horowitz, and it’s gonna be fun to watch.
Here’s more from The Hill…
The Department of Justice’s inspector general concluded that fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made a leak to the media “designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership,” according to a copy of the report obtained by The Hill.
The report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz makes the case that McCabe authorized disclosures to the media that were designed to combat the perception that he had a conflict of interest in overseeing dual FBI investigations related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“We concluded that McCabe’s decision to confirm the existence of the [Clinton Foundation] Investigation through an anonymously sourced quote, recounting the content of a phone call with a senior Department official in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership, was clearly not within the public interest exception,” Horowitz wrote.