Former FBI director James Comey and former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe have been caught between a rock and a hard place. They have told conflicting stories about leaks to the media and who authorized what. This naturally leads one to believe that one of them is lying.
The Daily Caller reports:
It’s James Comey’s Word Against Andrew McCabe’s
An internal FBI report appears to put Andrew McCabe’s word against James Comey’s.
The two fired FBI officials have different recollections about whether McCabe told Comey that he authorized leaks to the media in October 2016 about the Hillary Clinton investigation.
It emerged on Thursday that a report from the FBI’s disciplinary office stated that McCabe lied four separate times, including to Comey, about his role in authorizing a leak to The Wall Street Journal.
“Four times he lied. He lied to James Comey. He lied to the Office of Professional Responsibility, and he lied twice under oath to the inspector general,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said on Thursday, shortly after members of his staff viewed a report from the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).
OPR’s report recommended that McCabe be fired as deputy director of the bureau. Attorney General Jeff Sessions accepted the recommendation and fired McCabe on March 16.
According to CNN, the OPR report says that during an Oct. 31, 2016 staff meeting, McCabe denied to Comey that he authorized an FBI official to speak with The Wall Street Journal. Comey issued a warning during that meeting about leaks of ongoing investigations.
How does this get resolved? Someone needs to come clean about what really happened. Maybe a threat of jail time will do the trick.