DOJ Rejects McCabe's Appeal to Avoid Charges

Headline Roundup September 12th, 2019

The Department of Justice rejected former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's attempts to avoid prosecution. McCabe is accused of lying to investigators about media leaks involving Hillary Clinton and the 2016 Presidential election.

Some left-leaning reporting painted McCabe's indictment as unlikely; others, especially right-leaning, reporting labeled an indictment as "imminent."

DOJ Rejects McCabe's Appeal to Avoid Charges

From the Left
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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department rejected a last-ditch appeal from defense lawyers for the former F.B.I. deputy director Andrew G. McCabe, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as prosecutors have appeared close to charging him in a criminal case.

Lawyers for Mr. McCabe, who is being investigated over whether he lied to internal investigators about dealings with the news media, had argued that prosecutors lacked evidence to charge him. The lawyers detailed their position to top officials including Jeffrey A. Rosen, the deputy attorney general, who ultimately rejected...

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors recommended seeking criminal charges against Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI and a frequent target of criticism by President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the decision Thursday.

McCabe was fired from the FBI just before his retirement in March 2018 after the Justice Department's internal watchdog concluded that he improperly authorized a leak about a federal investigation into the Clinton Foundation in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign. Investigators concluded that he displayed a lack of candor when asked...

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From the Right
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The Justice Department on Thursday notified lawyers for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath, that they have rejected his appeal to avoid being criminally charged, according to multiple news outlets citing multiple unnamed sources.

The move likely clears the way for him to be indicted for lying to federal agents, USA Today and other media outlets report.

Still, it wasn't immediately clear when or even whether the United States Attorney's Office in Washington, which has been leading the investigation, might announce charges....

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