Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe is asking for immunity to testify about what he knows about the handling of the Hillary email investigation. Should James Comey be worried about this?
The Daily Signal reports:
Andrew McCabe Seeks Immunity for Senate Testimony
Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, is seeking immunity in order to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to documents released Tuesday.
“This is a textbook case for granting use immunity,” Michael Bromwich, an attorney for McCabe, wrote Monday in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the judiciary panel.
“Mr. McCabe is willing to testify, but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection,” Bromwich said. “Accordingly, we hereby request that the Judiciary Committee authorize a grant of use immunity to Mr. McCabe.”
Grassley invited McCabe and other FBI officials to a hearing tentatively scheduled for July after the expected release of a Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
McCabe was fired in March, two days before his retirement, for a “lack of candor” during interviews with the Office of the Inspector General and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility about his role in authorizing FBI contacts with the media about the Clinton probe.
Why should McCabe get immunity? More importantly, why does he think he needs it?