The Department of Justice has told lawyers of ex-FBI director Andrew McCabe that, according to his spokesman, they won’t accuse him of a crime.
“Justice has finally happened on this matter,” his lawyers said in a statement.
Department of Justice officials said in a letter and phone call that they would not charge him, the statement said. The Daily Beast checked a copy of the letter that appears to be final.
“Given the entirety of the circumstances and all information known to the government at this time, we believe the matter is closed,” wrote JP Cooney, head of the Fraud and Public Corruption Department at DCUS Law Office, and Molly Gaston. an assistant US attorney in this area.
The news comes when President Donald Trump has reportedly asked the Department of Justice to persecute people he sees as his political enemies. in the a tweet last yearhe accused McCabe of treason.
The inspector general of the Department of Justice published a report two years ago in which McCabe lacked openness when speaking to them about leaks that came from the FBI. McCabe and his lawyers vehemently contested some of the report’s conclusions. Despite this, Inspector General McCabe referred the U.S. Attorney General over possible charges. Today, almost two years after the report was published, the DOJ has made it clear that it is not a legal threat.
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