The Department of Justice on Friday released the much-anticipated Inspector General’s report — the results of which led to the firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
The IG probed the FBI and DOJ’s actions relating to its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and the Clinton Foundation.
According to the report, McCabe “lacked candor” on multiple occasions about whether or not he was the source of leaks — or authorized them — to the media prior to the 2016 election.
“This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally,” McCabe said in a statement after his firing last month.
However, the report paints a different picture — that McCabe consistently engaged in behavior at the department to benefit himself and protect his own interests instead of the goals of the FBI.
“We found that, in a conversation with then-Director Comey shortly after the
WSJ article was published, McCabe lacked candor when he told Comey, or made
statements that led Comey to believe, that McCabe had not authorized the
disclosure and did not know who did. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.5
(Lack of Candor – No Oath),” part of the report reads.
The full report can be read here.