DOJ memory holes Andrew McCabe wrongdoing

Some will be outraged at the money settlement, but perhaps the most outrageous part is the Justice Department’s decision to remove McCabe’s firing from his FBI record — to memory hole the entire thing as far as McCabe’s record is concerned. So in the interest of public disclosure, you can read Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report here . Horowitz found that McCabe “lacked candor” — the FBI’s phrase for lying — on several occasions when he was questioned about his contacts with reporters from the Wall Street Journal and other outlets…

The inspector general’s office also found that McCabe “lacked candor” under oath on two other occasions, including lying to the inspector general, for a total of four instances, three under oath and one not. It also found McCabe violated FBI policy about disclosing the existence of an ongoing investigation.

Of course, McCabe had also shown appalling judgment on other occasions — for example, when he wanted to include the unsubstantiated allegations of the Steele dossier in the intelligence community’s assessment of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. But it is no small thing to lie to investigators repeatedly while under oath. For that, McCabe was fired.