Federal prosecutors in Washington have for months been using a grand jury to investigate whether fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe "lacked candor" regarding an unauthorized leak, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Witnesses have been summoned and may be required to testify if the case goes to trial, according to the report.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16, after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a criminal referral alleging that McCabe lied four times, including twice under oath, about authorizing the self-serving leak to the press.
We will follow this report closely for any new developments, remember that it is alleged that McCabe leaked information to the press so he could use that volley of "new information" as a means to get FISA warrants and start other FBI investigative processes. A complete and total abuse of his position got him canned, will it also put him in behind bars?
"After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)," Sessions said in a statement at the time. "The FBI's OPR then reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe. Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor -- including under oath -- on multiple occasions."