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Ex-FBI deputy Andrew McCabe will not face criminal charges

Andrew McCabe
Then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on June 7, 2017.
(Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether he lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe’s legal team said Friday.

The decision resolves a criminal investigation that spanned more than a year and began with a referral from the Justice Department’s inspector general, who said McCabe repeatedly lied about having authorized a subordinate to share information with a newspaper reporter for a 2016 article about an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

McCabe’s lawyers said in a statement that they were told in a phone call and letter that the case is closed and “no charges will be brought against him based on the facts.”


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