Another Trump-inspired lawsuit fizzles out.
Courtesy of NBC News:
The Department of Justice has told lawyers for former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe that he will not face criminal charges for allegedly lying to investigators about a leak to the media, McCabe’s attorneys said Friday.
“We learned this morning through a phone call from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office that was followed by a letter that the Justice Department’s criminal investigation of Andrew McCabe has been closed,” McCabe’s lawyers said in a statement.
“This means that no charges will be brought against him based on the facts underlying the Office of the Inspector General’s April 2018 report. At long last, justice has been done in this matter,” the statement continued.
President Donald Trump had publicly urged that action be taken against McCabe, the former deputy FBI director who became acting head of the agency after Trump fired James Comey in 2017.
“He LIED! LIED! LIED!” Trump wrote in one 2018 tweet about McCabe after the Justice Department’s inspector general found McCabe “lacked candor” when being interviewed about whether he was a source for two news articles pertaining to the FBI in 2016.
It is a pretty good policy to always suspect that when a habitual liar points out that another person is lying, that what they are saying is, in fact, a lie itself.
Andrew McCabe has always appeared to me to be the very definition of the uptight, by book, FBI agent who would never even consider bending the rules under any circumstances.
I mean just look at his picture up at the top.
Does that guy look like he even knows how to deviate from the Bureau’s federal guidelines?
I don’t know why people ever give Trump any credibility at this point, but it definitely needs to stop now.
I mean how many lives is he going to be allowed to ruin before he leaves office?