After a lengthy internal investigation by the Justice Department’s internal gumshoe, Michael E. Horowitz, who was was sworn in as the fourth confirmed Inspector General on April 16, 2012, released what he termed the “misconduct report” regarding the former number two honcho of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (DOJ OIG) is a statutorily created independent entity whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in the Department of Justice, and to promote economy and efficiency in the Department’s operations.
Horowitz’s investigative report states that while lawmakers, news media outlets and American citizens waited months for a copy of the McCabe report, it had been completed in February 2018. Horowitz also explained the function of the investigative unit involved in the MCabe probe.
“The Oversight and Review Division blends the skills of attorneys, investigators, program analysts, and paralegals to conduct special reviews and investigations of sensitive allegations involving Department employees and operations. O&R’s reviews and investigations are often undertaken at the request of the Attorney General, senior Department managers, or Congress.”
In the first paragraphs of Inspector General Horowitz’s report, he claims: “The [Office of the Inspector General] found that then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connection with describing his role in connection with a disclosure to [The Wall Street Journal ],” the report states. The attorneys who wrote the report added that the conduct described in the report violated FBI policies.
“The OIG also concluded that McCabe’s disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in the manner described in this report violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct,” the OIG report added.
While far too many members of the news media attempt to either discredit, vilify and delegitimize the anti-government corruption legal group known as Judicial Watch, its President Tom Fitton made the following statements regarding the Justice Department Inspector General’s report released Friday regarding suspicious activities by the fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was wholly justified in firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The IG report released Friday portrays McCabe as a serial liar.
When regular people lie to the FBI, they get slapped with felony charges.
Judicial Watch uncovered documents months ago that should have triggered Mr. McCabe’s removal. Americans should expect a full investigation of the numerous anti-Trump and other outrageous FBI abuses under Obama and McCabe’s mentor, James Comey.
The IG report also presents additional evidence that the Obama DOJ sought to shut down FBI investigation of Clinton Foundation. This is yet one more reason to either reopen or reinvigorate the Clinton Foundation pay-to-play probes…