Constitutional Law Professor: Red Flag In McCabe Statement Suggests Comey Perjured Himself (VIDEO)
On Saturday, law Professor Jonathan Turley told CNN that he believes the termination of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe suggests then-FBI Director James Comey lied to Congressional investigators, while under oath, about leaking information to the media.
Law & Crime report:
After briefly discussing McCabe’s potential liability for allegedly misleading investigators, the liberal law professor shifted gears and started discussing how Comey fits into all of the drama and intrigue.
Turley noted, “This could easily spin further out of control. There was one line in the case statement last night that I immediately flagged. Because he said that he had authority to do this and he conferred with the director—the director at the time was James Comey.” Turley continued:
Now, the problem there is that James Comey said under oath that he never leaked information and never approved a leak. So, if the Inspector General believes this was a leak to the media, it raises serious questions about Comey’s previous testimony and could get him into serious trouble.
On Friday evening, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials.
“Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions,” Sessions said in a statement.
Below is a comparison of Comey’s 2017 testimony and McCabe’s statement on the subject of leaking.
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According to The New York Times and Washington Post, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is set to accuse McCabe of not only leaking to the media, but then misleading the Justice Department about it.
The New York Times reported:
A Justice Department review is expected to criticize the former F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew G. McCabe, for authorizing the disclosure of information about a continuing investigation to journalists, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.
The disgraced FBI official reportedly authorized a leak to the Wall Street Journal, leading to an October 2016 article revealing an internal dispute between FBI and Justice Department officials about how to handle the Clinton email investigation after discovering classified emails on former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop.