Executive Intelligence Review


Legal Noose Tightens Around Andy McCabe’s Neck

April 19, 2018 (EIRNS)—Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has formally asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying, “a source familiar with the matter” told various media this afternoon. By so doing, Horowitz is saying that he believes that grounds for prosecution do exist, as he laid out in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report released April 13.

Adding to McCabe’s fury, is that his former boss and cohort in the “Get Trump” campaign, former FBI Director James Comey, is merrily throwing him under the bus, telling the media that he agrees with the OIG report, and now this afternoon saying that he might well testify against McCabe in any trial. There is no love among thieves.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported this afternoon that President Donald Trump was told last week by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that he is not a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Here the sources are “two people familiar with the matter,” who say that White House General Counsel Don McGahn and Chief of Staff John Kelly, along with FBI general counsel Dana Boente were at the White House meeting between Trump and Rosenstein when this statement was made.

President Trump raised another hot question the Comey-McCabe FBI team has to answer, when asked by Bloomberg during his joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday if he had decided not to remove Mueller or Rosenstein. Trump didn’t answer that question, but tore into the whole lie of collusion with Russia, in the process raising the question: “The DNC server was never gotten by the FBI. Why didn’t the FBI take it? The FBI takes what they want. They go in; they wouldn’t get the server.”