May 9, 2017 – McCabe lies to FBI’s Inspection Division (INSD) regarding media leaks

In Email Timeline Post-Election 2016, Email/Dossier Investigations by Katie Weddington

Andrew McCabe arrives for a meeting with members of the Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary committees on December 21, 2017. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(…) On May 9, 2017, Rosenstein wrote a letter recommending FBI Director Comey be fired. The subject of letter was: Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI. Comey would be fired that day.

Unknown to everyone in the Trump Administration, that same day Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was being interviewed by agents from the FBI’s Inspection Division (INSD) regarding apparent leaks that occurred in an Oct. 30, 2016, Wall Street Journal article,  “FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe” by Devlin Barrett.

McCabe would lie to the INSD Agents regarding his participation in the leaks as later disclosed in the Inspector General report, “A Report of Investigation of Certain Allegations Relating to Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.” McCabe would be fired for lying under oath at least three different times and is currently the subject of a Grand Jury investigation.

McCabe held a pivotal role in what has become known as Spygate. He directed the activities of FBI Agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and was involved in all aspects of the Russia Investigation. He was also mentioned in the famous “insurance policy” text message:

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take the risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,”

At the time, nobody, including the INSD agents, knew that McCabe had lied, nor were the darker aspects of McCabe’s actions fully known. In light of Comey’s firing, McCabe was now the Acting FBI Director and was immediately under consideration for the permanent position.” (Read more: The Epoch Times, 6/18/2019)  (Archive)