G OP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired FBI Director James Comey would be held accountable.
The California Congressional and Republican House Minority Leader's Comments on Fox News about the latest developments in the Trump-Russia saga came after Justice Department Inspector Michael Horowitz completed a draft report on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
"We want to see an indictment," McCarthy said. "And remember what we are talking about here. Here's the No. 2 at the FBI who is going after each other trying to prosecute them believing they have a song when he is lying himself.
The Justice Department rejected McCabe's appeal last week to avoid criminal charges for repeatedly Lacking candor with investigators. McCabe's lawyers met Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu in an attempt to stave off charges, but Liu and the prosecutors review the case. McCabe's legal team appealed that decision to Rosen, who rejected that appeal on Thursday. But on Friday, McCabe's lawyers cited some media speculation that the grand jury may have declined to return to indictment against McCabe and demanded answers from the DOJ.
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Horowitz concluded that "McCabe misled investigators" knowledgably and intentionally, "and wrote McCabe violated FBI Offense Code 2.6, which relates to" candor while under oath. " Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe the month after Horowitz's investigation concluded that McCabe "made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and leaked candor – including under oath – on multiple occasions."
McCabe's lawyers have called Horowitz's report "deeply flawed Trump of forcing his subordinates to participate in an "unconstitutional plan and scheme" to have him fired.
McCabe, Comey, and others helped lead the FBI's investigation into possible connections between the Trump and Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential election. McCabe and Comey both signed off on FISA surveillance warrant requests for trump associate Carter Page, which are validated by British ex-spy Christopher Steele, authoritative at the time of the merger. The FISA Court, which issued the warrants, which never informed about Steele's Democratic Benefactors.
"Come in the end, I do not believe Jim Comey wants to get off," McCarthy said.
Trump fired Comey in May 2017, after which leaked information from memos of his A report from Horowitz in August harshly criticized Comey's actions in sharing sensitive law enforcement and leaking some classified information to his lawyer, but the DOJ declined to bring Horowitz has been closely involved in the investigation of the FISA Court during his investigation
US Attorney John Durham.