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Justice Department Details Case Against Fired Deputy FBI Director McCabe

A report sent to Congress on Friday offered extensive detail about why Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to fire Andrew McCabe in March.
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is faulted in an inspector general's report for overstepping his authority and a "lack of candor" in explaining himself. Source: Alex Wong

The Justice Department on Friday detailed its reasons for recommending that former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe be fired in March, just short of his scheduled retirement.

A report by the department's inspector general confirmed that investigators concluded McCabe had violated Justice Department policy by authorizing an aide to talk with the about the FBI's probe into the Clinton Foundation — and that McCabe had "lacked candor" in discussing the matter afterward inside the Justice Department.

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