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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:17 PM

Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case

Source: NYT

By Adam Goldman
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:12 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — Andrew G. McCabe, the former deputy F.B.I. director and a frequent target of President Trump, will not face charges in an investigation into whether he lied to investigators about a media leak, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The decision by prosecutors in Washington ends a case that had left Mr. McCabe in legal limbo for nearly two years. It also appears to be a sign that Attorney General William P. Barr wants to show that the Justice Department is independent from Mr. Trump: The notification came a day after Mr. Barr publicly challenged the president to stop attacking law enforcement officials on Twitter and said the criticisms were making his job more difficult.

The president’s relentless criticism of the Justice Department likely complicated the prosecution of Mr. McCabe.

Mr. McCabe’s supporters viewed the investigation as politically motivated and inextricably tainted by Mr. Trump’s relentless attacks. The lack of charges is likely to anger Mr. Trump, who has long believed he was targeted illegally by Mr. McCabe and other former senior F.B.I. officials who opened the investigation in 2016 into whether his campaign conspired with Russia’s election interference operation.

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Reply Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Friday OP
dewsgirl Friday #1
dem4decades Friday #2
Dennis Donovan Friday #4
dem4decades Friday #11
Dennis Donovan Friday #12
Thomas Hurt Friday #3
MontanaMama Friday #5
ashredux Friday #6
LiberalFighter Friday #7
ScratchCat Friday #8
mr_lebowski Friday #14
JohnnyRingo Friday #9
mr_lebowski Friday #15
Leghorn21 Friday #10
marble falls Friday #13
Bayard Friday #16
maxsolomon Friday #17
Corgigal Friday #18
gembaby1 Friday #19
Mr.Bill Friday #20
Catherine Vincent Friday #21
muriel_volestrangler Friday #22
Submariner Friday #23
Dennis Donovan Friday #25
BusyBeingBest Friday #27
BadGimp Friday #24
Dennis Donovan Friday #26

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:19 PM

1. Thank goodness.. I hate that I expected much worse.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:19 PM

2. The Orange Menace will not be happy

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:23 PM

4. Oh, the screaming and ranting right now can likely be heard in Arlington!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:46 PM

11. I'm sure shit for brains will let us all know via twitter.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:48 PM

12. I'm sitting on Trump's twitter timeline now, waiting for it...

I liken it to watching Taal in the Philippines.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:21 PM

3. christofascists on the Hill comment threads were certain McCabe was going to prison...ROFLMAO

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:24 PM

5. This will make the MF and his lap dog Barr

zero in on someone else. The MF always must have a scalp.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:25 PM

6. "Rouge" attorneys getting out ahead of Barr's plan?????

Timing is odd.Hmmm

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:25 PM

7. Barr wasn't trying to show independence.

The reality was that there was no justification. And in my opinion opening themselves (Barr & Trump) to a lawsuit.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:26 PM

8. "The decision from prosecutors..."

LOL!! A grand jury - maybe two - refused to indict him. The prosecutors had already decided to charge him at Trump's direction.

I am not yet confident that this is a sign that they are now bucking Trump all of a sudden. Sure, they need everything possible to look independent; but unless this was the final straw with the DOJ(trump pretending he has final authority on everything), then I don't know.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:13 PM

14. Yeah there's a shitton of spin and speculation in this article, to point of being very annoying nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:34 PM

9. They'll make it look like they let him off the hook.

The fact is that he did nothing wrong and the DOJ is ending a fruitless case brought about as the result of a temper tantrum. A grand jury refused to indict.

This is not an act of mercy nor an olive branch to prove independence.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:14 PM

15. +1 nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:35 PM

10. Great news, WHEW.......I always think of the first line of the statement he made after being fired:

“I have been an FBI Special Agent for over 21 years. I spent half of that time investigating Russian Organized Crime as a street agent and Supervisor in New York City.”

yeah, we see allllllllllll you russian organized crime motherfuckers


Thank you, Mr. McCabe
Hang tough, sir



RESPECT

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:49 PM

13. Immagine that? No there, there. Just 'politics'.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:14 PM

16. Hilarious!!

" a sign that Attorney General William P. Barr wants to show that the Justice Department is independent from Mr. Trump"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:18 PM

17. This line is so frustrating:

"Mr. Trump, who has long believed he was targeted illegally by Mr. McCabe and other former senior F.B.I. officials..."

It attributes BELIEF to Trump, when he knows he coordinated with Rusher. He doesn't "believe" that; he attacks it with LIES because he's guilty.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:43 PM

18. Been worried

about this man, and his family for months. I don’t even know those people.

Being a liberal is stressful at times.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:50 PM

19. Oh well...

Guess the Trump tyranny can’t get everyone.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:26 PM

20. Good news, but

it follows a pattern the republicans use. Talk about and investigate someone for years, then quietly announce the investigation is over. But for eternity, 99% of republicans will think he's guilty. Just ask Hillary.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:30 PM

21. Sue Impeached Trump's ass off!

The action was a low down dirty shame.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:37 PM

22. Incoming craziness:

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:53 PM

23. SQUIRREL: Just Smoke & Mirrors to obscure Bill Barr letting Stone out of jail

nothing more and nothing less.

You're all talking about him being pissed, when the subject should stay on Barr's interference in Stone case and recent resignations.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:20 PM

25. No, Trump and Trumplandia ALL were pining for McCabe to go down

McCabe wasn't charged because there was nothing there to charge him with.

But, trust me, this isn't some sort of psyop. Today, Justice prevailed. But, take a pic of it since it might be going the way of the dodo.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:26 PM

27. Yup. A little sacrifice on one matter in order to continue corrupting justice on matters bigger to

Trump.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:16 PM

24. Does the timing of this announcement jump out to anyone?

Q: could this be push back from Justice Department types?

Trump has been salivating adding McCabe's head to his trophy wall.

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Response to BadGimp (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:23 PM

26. It could be. But, after the news broke about new investigations into the Flynn case...

...I'm expecting more DoJ resignations as well.

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