Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied four times about leaks to the media, according to U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
“He didn’t lie just once; he lied four times,” Jordan told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Thursday. “Four times he lied. He lied to James Comey. He lied to the [FBI’s] Office of Professional Responsibility, and he lied twice under oath to the inspector general.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16, two days before his retirement, based on recommendations from FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
He also denied lying about authorizing an FBI official to talk to a reporter from The Wall Street Journal. The official, Lisa Page (the anti-Trump FBI agent who texted with Peter Strozk), spoke with Devlin Barrett in October 2016 about the Clinton e-mail probe. During those conversations, Page revealed the FBI was also investigating the Clinton Foundation.
“I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators,” McCabe wrote in an op-ed at The Washington Post on March 23. “When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could.”
The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018