Mueller Team Prosecutor: DOJ Opening New Investigation into Comey, McCabe, Strzok
An investigation into the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn will actually end up investigating three former FBI officials, according to a former top prosecutor with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
In an interview with “Meet the Press Daily” host Chuck Todd on Friday, Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official, said the Justice Department has not turned its sights away from former deputy director Andrew McCabe, according to the Washington Examiner.
On Friday, McCabe learned that he would not face criminal charges in connection with unauthorized media disclosures and allegations he lied to internal investigators about his actions.
The Justice Department told McCabe in a letter that “based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the government at this time, we consider the matter closed,” NPR reported.
The decision kicked off a storm of controversy on social media.
President Trump should say this:
“If McCabe is not going to be charged for admittedly lying to the FBI, I cannot allow General Flynn and Roger Stone to be punished with jail time for less. I am now issuing full pardons for both men.”
Retweet if you agree.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) February 14, 2020
According to this, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton did not think McCabe should be charged because of Trump’s tweets
Trump’s tweets came *after* it was revealed McCabe lied to investigators
What an absolute joke the American justice system ishttps://t.co/I8fk3KPGSU
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) February 14, 2020
“All they did was swapped out a loser case for starting an investigation that is going to be of Comey, McCabe, Pete Strzok,” Weissmann told Todd, according to the Washington Examiner, referring to former FBI Director James Comey and Strzok, a former FBI top agent whose anti-Trump biases were revealed during the Mueller probe.
The investigation Weissmann referenced is being led by Jeffrey Jensen, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Jensen has been tapped with work with Justice Department prosecutor Brandon Van Grack after Flynn withdrew his guilty plea, which had come about during the Mueller investigation.
Jensen is in the mix “to get a complete and thorough understanding of the facts and the record in a complicated case,” Reuters reported, citing a source it did not name.
In its reporting on Jensen’s appointment, NBC, citing sources it did not name, said Jenson is “broadly reviewing the Flynn case.”
NBC quoted a source it called “one of the people familiar with the inquiry” as calling the case “very sensitive.”
Jensen has refused to comment on his role in the Flynn case.
Trump has criticized Comey, McCabe and Strzok, saying earlier this month that “these are the crookedest, most dishonest, dirtiest people I’ve ever seen,” according to a White House media pool report.
“And if I didn’t fire James Comey, we would have never found this stuff. Because when I fired that sleazebag, all hell broke out. They were ratting on each other. They were running for the hills. Let’s see what happens. Let’s see what happens. It’s in the hands of some very talented people. We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said then.
Trump has since doubled down on his criticisms.
“If you look at what happened — how many people were hurt. Their lives were destroyed. And nothing happened with all the people that did it and launched this scam,” Trump said Wednesday, according to NBC. “Where is Comey? What’s happening to McCabe?”
“It was a whole setup. It was a disgrace for our country,” Trump said.
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