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Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators

Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigatorsAndrew McCabe, the fired FBI deputy director, misled investigators multiple times about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election, according to a Justice Department watchdog report. The report alleges that Mr McCabe authorised FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and then misled FBI and Justice Department officials when later questioned about it. Mr McCabe denied the report's allegations in a detailed rebuttal statement. Mr McCabe says that when he believed his answers to the inspector general were misunderstood, he went back and tried to correct them. His lawyer says the inspector general unfairly tried to conclude its work before Mr McCabe could retire with a full pension. The report gave additional fodder for President Donald Trump's public attacks on Mr McCabe. On Friday night, the president tweeted: "DOJ just issued the McCabe report – which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey – McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!" James Comey, the former FBI director whose new book paints a damning portrait of Donald Trump Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster The president has made a concerted and Twitter-driven effort to impugn Mr McCabe as a partisan hack, accusing him of covering up unspecified "lies and corruption" at the FBI and calling his firing a "great day for Democracy." Mr McCabe has fired back, saying his dismissal was part of the Trump administration's "ongoing war" on the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The report was sent to congressional committees and obtained by The Associated Press. The inspector general's finding led FBI disciplinary officials to recommend that the Justice Department fire Mr McCabe. Donald Trump, the US president, frequently criticised Mr McCabe before his firing Credit: AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNIC Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed him last month two days before his scheduled retirement for what he described as a lack of candor. Mr McCabe also has said he believes he was singled out because of the "role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath" of Mr Comey's firing. To support this, Mr McCabe has noted that the inspector general's investigation into him was accelerated after he told congressional investigators that he could corroborate Mr Comey's accounts of his conversations with Trump. Mr McCabe, who is close to Comey, could be an important witness for Mueller, who is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, including his motivation for firing Mr Comey in May 2017. The Associated Press has also confirmed that Mr McCabe kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president and they have been provided to the special counsel's office.



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Ex-FBI deputy director faulted by Justice Department on media disclosure

Ex-FBI deputy director faulted by Justice Department on media disclosureBy Nathan Layne WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general released a report on Friday concluding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about a decision to break with the agency’s standard policy and inform a journalist about a probe into the Clinton Foundation in 2016. The highly anticipated report detailed an investigation that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited when he fired McCabe last month, hours before the 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was set to retire and receive his full pension. Responding to the inspector general’s report, McCabe said he believed repeated calls by President Donald Trump to fire him had prompted a rush to judgment and an unfair probe into his conduct.



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Mass Protests Planned If Trump Fires Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein

Mass Protests Planned If Trump Fires Deputy Attorney General RosensteinIf President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or any



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Sources says Deputy Atty. General Rosenstein is prepared to be fired

Sources says Deputy Atty. General Rosenstein is prepared to be firedThree sources who have spoken with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein say he has been telling confidantes he is prepared to be fired by President Trump. NBC’s Julia Ainsley reports.



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Sources: Former FBI Deputy Director Had Launched a Criminal Probe into Sessions

Sources: Former FBI Deputy Director Had Launched a Criminal Probe into SessionsAndrew McCabe was fired by the attorney general two days before retirement.



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Deputy Suspended For Sleeping On The Job At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Deputy Suspended For Sleeping On The Job At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High SchoolA deputy was suspended this week after he was found sleeping during the time



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Andrew McCabe axed with President Trump praising the dismissal of the FBI’s deputy director

Andrew McCabe axed with President Trump praising the dismissal of the FBI’s deputy directorAttorney General Jeff Sessions accepted a recommendation that McCabe be terminated over a decision to let FBI officials talk with a reporter about an investigation of the Clinton Foundation during the 2016 election.



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Video shows sheriff's deputy never confronted Florida school shooter

Video shows sheriff's deputy never confronted Florida school shooterSurveillance video from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida shows how a sheriff's deputy failed to go after the gunman in last month's deadly shooting that killed 17 people. Adriana Diaz reports.



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Mike Huckabee Celebrates Firing Of Former FBI Deputy Director By Making Dead Dog Joke

Mike Huckabee Celebrates Firing Of Former FBI Deputy Director By Making Dead Dog JokeFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) loves a good joke. Too bad he has never



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Parkland armed deputy did not enter building during shooting, new surveillance video shows

Parkland armed deputy did not enter building during shooting, new surveillance video showsNewly released surveillance video shows deputy Scot Peterson approaching the freshman building where gunman Nikolas Cruz was shooting, but never going inside.



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