(National Sentinel) Justice: As special counsel Robert Mueller makes moves against people close to President Donald J. Trump, the Deep State itself is being targeted by the administration.
Reports Thursday said that the Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, has made a criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia regarding fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
CNN‘s Pamela Browne was the first to report the news, according to a tweet sent by a colleague, Laura Jarrett.
“The Justice Dept’s Inspector General sent a criminal referral regarding Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney office in DC @PamelaBrownCNN reports acccording to source familiar; spox for McCabe, DOJ and US atty not commenting,” Jarrett tweeted.
The Justice Dept's Inspector General sent a criminal referral regarding Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney office in DC @PamelaBrownCNN reports acccording to source familiar; spox for McCabe, DOJ and US atty not commenting
— Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) April 19, 2018
The Washington Post confirmed CNN’s report.
A recently publicized IG report found that “then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connection with describing his role in connection with a disclosure to the WSJ.”
If you recall Trump’s first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI, and he has been ruined, politically and financially.
But Flynn is only accused on one count of lying; McCabe was cited by the IG as having lied on four occasions.
“It may be referral is mandated but in my experience many OIG investigative conclusions are referred to US Attny’s Ofc as matter of course for review. This type of referral very uncommon for prosecution & usually would be left up to agency for admin action, of which could be none,” national security attorney Mark Zaid said of the report.
How likely is it that Trump won’t want to see McCabe at least squeezed, so long as Mueller is squeezing his personal attorney?
And who will be next? Several people come to mind, including fired FBI Director James Comey, FBI agent Peter Strzok, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — and even the “untouchable” Hillary Clinton.
Squeeze, Mr. President, squeeze.