McCabe Scrambles To Secure Immunity Before Senate Testimony

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is said to be in negotiations with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley for immunity ahead of his testimony on the upcoming DOJ Inspector General report on the FBI's conduct during the Clinton email probe.

“Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has quietly requested that several former officials appear in front of the Judiciary Committee to discuss the long-awaited internal Justice Department report, which sources say will detail a series of missteps surrounding the Justice Department and FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information while secretary of state,” reports CNN.

McCabe's attorney, Michael Bromwich, insisted that “Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case,” adding “Mr. McCabe is willing to testify, but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection."

This is a textbook case for granting use immunity… If this Committee is unwilling or unable to obtain such an order, then Mr. McCabe will have no choice but to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.” -Michael Bromwich

As we reported Friday, federal investigators from the D.C. U.S. Attorney's office recently interviewed former FBI director James Comey as part of an ongoing probe into whether McCabe broke the law when he lied to federal agents, reports the Washington Post.

Investigators from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office recently interviewed former FBI director James B. Comey as part of a probe into whether his deputy, Andrew McCabe, broke the law by lying to federal agents — an indication the office is seriously considering whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, a person familiar with the matter said. -Washington Post

Of particular interest is that Comey and McCabe have given conflicting reports over the events leading up to McCabe's firing, with Comey calling his former deputy a liar in an April appearance on The View

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a criminal referral for McCabe following a months-long probe which found that the former acting FBI Director leaked a self-serving story to the press and then lied about it under oath. McCabe was fired on March 16 after Horowitz found that he "had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions.

Specifically, McCabe was fired for lying about authorizing an F.B.I. spokesman and attorney to tell Devlin Barrett of the Wall St. Journal - just days before the 2016 election, that the FBI had not put the brakes on a separate investigation into the Clinton Foundation, at a time in which McCabe was coming under fire for his wife taking a $467,500 campaign contribution from Clinton proxy pal, Terry McAuliffe. 

During an April appearance on ABC's The View to peddle his new book, A Higher Royalty Loyalty, where he called McCabe a liar, and said he actually "ordered the [IG] report" which found McCabe guilty of leaking to the press and then lying under oath about it, several times. 

Comey was asked by host Megan McCain how he thought the public was supposed to have "confidence" in the FBI amid revelations that McCabe lied about the leak. 

It’s not okay. The McCabe case illustrates what an organization committed to the truth looks like,” Comey said. “I ordered that investigation.” 

Comey then appeared to try and frame McCabe as a "good person" despite all the lying. 

“Good people lie. I think I’m a good person, where I have lied,” Comey said. “I still believe Andrew McCabe is a good person but the inspector general found he lied,” noting that there are "severe consequences" within the DOJ for doing so.

Full letter from McCabe's lawyers to Senator Grassley...


LaugherNYC natronic Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:10 Permalink

McCabe... Former Deputy Director of the FBI. Former ACTING Director of the FBI! Wants IMMUNITY to tell the truth. Will plead the FIFTH if not granted.

Nothing to see here folks. He was persecuted for political reasons. It was all Trump's doing. (that's SARC, people!!)


WOW!!! This will rank as the biggest scandal in the history of the FBI and LE in the USA>

Congrats, Hillary. Another scalp on your belt.


You KNOW the FBI is going to try to redact the entire IG report, too.

Mr. President, don't let that happen. If they broke the law, we need to know, and to pass laws so it never happens again.

Unless it's so bad they'll offer Trump to close Mueller down in a deal to keep the IG report classified.


This shit is real

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NoDebt Manthong Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:42 Permalink

Safest course of action for McCabe:  Don't show up at the hearing.  There's not a fucking thing the committee can do.  Ignoring a Congressional subpoena is about as serious an offense as spitting on the sidewalk.  Nothing will happen to him and he won't be compelled to say anything (not even plead "da fif!").


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ufos8mycow NoDebt Tue, 06/05/2018 - 21:28 Permalink

BREAKING NEWS: Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe died today while shopping at a Home Depot near his home.

Early reports indicate that McCabe was walking in the the power tool aisle when suddenly 174 nailguns fell from the shelf and fired atleast 500 nails into Mr McCabe.

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Kafir Goyim Theosebes Goodfellow Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:35 Permalink

No immunity.   If you give it to him, he'll testify a bunch of sunshine and roses, and you'll be scratching your head, wondering why this hero needed immunity in the first place.  What you won't know is that it's all lies, and he used that immunity as immunity from perjury, allowing him to spout off any manner of Clinton covering lies with no fear of answering for it, and instead of congress being the axe that cuts to the truth, it will be used as a prop to further burnish the lies.

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philipat D503 Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:14 Permalink

Well, I suppose since almost everyone else in the Clinton email "investigation" was given a free pass, I can understand that McCabe feels left out.

However, I would suggest a different approach: CANCEL all the immunities granted to date and don't give immunity to McCabe. That makes for a level playing field and it would be just a question of who starts singing first? I'm sure the Libtards, probably including the Clintons anonymously,  will continue to crowd fund his legal defense!

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philipat D503 Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:15 Permalink

Well, I suppose since almost everyone else in the Clinton email "investigation" was given a free pass, I can understand that McCabe feels left out.

However, I would suggest a different approach: CANCEL all the immunities granted to date and don't give immunity to McCabe. That makes for an even playing field and it would be just a question of who starts singing first?

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jin187 Kafir Goyim Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:35 Permalink

Immunity agreements don't work like that.  They hinge on the person with immunity giving specific testimony that incriminates themselves and others.  If he comes to an agreement, and then tries to bullshit or withhold information during his testimony, he'll be voiding the agreement.

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philipat jin187 Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:54 Permalink

Just like all the immunities handed out in the Clinton email investigation, estimated at least 7 or 8? That produced a lot of incriminating information didn't it? Sorry but immunities these days at the level of the political elite are being handed out with no quid pro quo almost as a "get out of jail free" card..

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otschelnik Ms. Erable Wed, 06/06/2018 - 03:17 Permalink

No immunity? Why so categorical?  Let the horse trading begin:  'Andy you want immunity?  Look bro we understand that they're hangin' you out to dry.  Who set you up dude...  get it off your chest...  we know you were runnin' Strzok out of church,so to speak... you're the hitman, but who was callin' the shots, huh?  Spill it; hold on we're turnin' on the tape recorder... Brennan, Suzy Rice, Rhodes... Obummer ya say?'


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Son of Loki Killtruck Wed, 06/06/2018 - 08:01 Permalink

The hoi poloi, the so-called, "everyday Americans" (as Cankles called us) we get the harsh end of the law.

While crooks like Hillary, Huma, McCabe, Comey, Wasserman, pedoPodesta, etc walk away scott free.

Hillary hasn't rubbed shoulders with an "everyday American" in 20 years. She, like all these Big Shots, Hollywood and the MSM, are disconnected from 90% of America.

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_triplesix_ Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:46 Permalink

Fewer chairs. Fewer, not less.

Do schools not teach the distinction between these words any more?

Here’s the rule: if you theoretically can count the objects you are talking about, use “fewer”. If you cannot or the object is not specific (water, sand, time), use “less”.


There is less water in your glass than in mine.

There are fewer ounces of water in a cup than in a gallon.


Grammar rant over. Class is dismissed.

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