It's Andrew McCabe Versus James Comey

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The IG's report provided the basis for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire McCabe last month.

There is a law that criminalizes lying to a federal official, but that may not apply to the McCabe case because lack of candor and lying are different.

Mr. Comey and Mr. McCabe are now in a virtual back-and-forth over the events while Mr. Comey is on a media blitz to promote his new book.

Mr. McCabe was sacked last month, a day before he was eligible to retire from his post with full benefits, based on the inspector general's findings.

Last week, Mr. Bromwich said Mr. McCabe's legal team was "actively considering" filing civil lawsuits against Mr. Trump and "senior members of the administration" that would allege wrongful termination, defamation and constitutional violations.

Meanwhile, McCabe, first head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in NY and then in Washington, told the inspector general's office that after the Wall Street Journal report was published, "they each received calls from McCabe admonishing them for leaks contained in the" article, the report said.

His former boss, James Comey, has read the IG's report and has defended McCabe in the past.

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McCabe "definitely did not tell me that he authorized" the leak, Comey told OIG investigators, according to the OIG report. The deputy told him the answer was 2,000. At the time, Devlin Barrett - then a reporter at the Wall Street Journal - was preparing a story on the bureau's handling of that case and another investigation into the Clinton family foundation. She lost the election in November 2015, and three months later McCabe became deputy director, giving him an oversight role in the investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Officials at the Department of Justice are poised to transmit the so-called "Comey memos" to Congressional leaders Thursday; allowing lawmakers to see the sensitive documents for the first time since learning of their existence. Barrett now works for The Washington Post. "Mr. McCabe thought further about his discussion with the OIG investigators and realized that he needed to correct the record", they said in a "factsheet" distributed to reported.

"We were advised of the referral within the past few weeks", Bromwich said.

Though a poll this week found that 69 percent of Americans support Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian Federation government, and 64 percent approve of his investigating Trump's business activities, Jordan told Fox News on Tuesday that the American people are being driven insane by a "double standard" against Team Trump.

Given that McCabe has been referred by the DOJ's IG for disclosing an investigation without an appropriate and permissible exception, all the more, Comey should be similarly referred for potentially leaking classified information.

"I'm quite confident that didn't happen, as is the inspector general", Comey said. "Good people lie.... I still believe Andrew McCabe is a good person, but the inspector general found that he lied, and there are severe consequences as there should be throughout the government".

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