And did you know NPR, Fox News and CNN have all reported about it?
Yes, it’s true.
We’ve got video from Fox Business News video with Lou Dobbs reporting on the story below, and then we have the stories from NPR, Fox News and CNN for you below too.
The story initially broke in September 2018 and I haven’t found any substantitive update since then.
Which either means it fizzled out or a lot is still happening behind the scenes.
I know my money is on the latter.
Especially because of the behavior we’ve seen out of Andrew McCabe in the past week, trying to explain away his actions.
He sure looks to me like someone who is still extremely worried about what he did and he’s trying to cover it up and put lipstick on a pig.
The only problem is no matter how much lipstick you use, it’s still a pig.
Here’s the great Lou Dobbs reporting:
And from NPR:
Prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have impaneled a grand jury to look into the case of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired from the bureau after investigators found he "lacked candor."
The Justice Department's internal watchdog referred McCabe to the U.S. attorney's office to determine whether he should face criminal charges in addition to having lost his job.
Prosecutors and grand jurors are reaching that determination now.
The U.S. attorney's office said on Thursday it would not confirm or deny any investigations.
McCabe's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, said that President Trump's administration continues to exert improper leverage on the Justice Department in a case in which McCabe hasn't done anything wrong.
"Unfortunately, such pressure has continued, with the president targeting Mr. McCabe in numerous additional tweets," Bromwich said.
He continued: "A leak about the investigation occurred in late May, very close in time to the news that Mr. McCabe had written memos that suggested potential criminal conduct by the president. Today's leak about a procedural step taken more than a month ago — occurring in the midst of a disastrous week for the president — is a sad and poorly veiled attempt to try to distract the American public."
The Justice Department's inspector general concluded that McCabe repeatedly misled investigators about contacts with a Wall Street Journal reporter in 2016.
And from CNN:
Federal prosecutors are still weighing whether to bring criminal charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and The Washington Post reports that a grand jury has been convened on the matter.
McCabe's attorney, however, remains confident that the former top FBI official will be cleared.
CNN reported in Aprilthat the Justice Department's inspector general had referred its findings on McCabe to the US Attorney's office in Washington for possible criminal charges associated with lying to internal investigators.
Citing two people familiar with the matter, The Washington Postreported Thursday that a grand jury has met and summoned more than one witness on the matter. Such a move is regularly used as an investigative tool and does not necessarily mean charges will be brought. The sources declined to identify the witnesses to The Washington Post.
In a statement, McCabe's lawyer Michael Bromwich acknowledged prosecutors' use of a grand jury and questioned the timing of the Post's report.
"Today's leak about a procedural step taken more than a month ago -- occurring in the midst of a disastrous week for the President -- is a sad and poorly veiled attempt to try to distract the American public," Bromwich said in a statement. "We remain confident that a thorough review of the facts and circumstances related to this matter will demonstrate that there is no basis on which criminal charges should be brought."
A spokesman for the US attorney's office in DC declined to comment.
And from Fox News:
Federal prosecutors have impaneled a grand jury to investigate former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe following the Department of Justice inspector general’s report alleging that McCabe approved a media disclosure to advance his personal interests.
The Washington Post reported that the grand jury has summoned more than one witness and the case is still underway. It remains unclear who were summoned to testify.
The existence of the panel indicates that the authorities are treating McCabe’s actions during his time at the FBI seriously and may even press charges if sufficient evidence is found. The grand jury is often used as an investigative tool to gather evidence, though it may not necessarily lead to charges.
Michael R. Bromwich, counsel for McCabe, indicated in a statement to Fox News that the grand jury was impaneled a month ago and said that it’s unlikely McCabe will be prosecuted, unless there’s pressure from the “high levels of the administration, and said the leak about the grand jury was a distraction from a “disastrous week” for Trump.
“Today's leak about a procedural step taken more than a month ago -- occurring in the midst of a disastrous week for the president -- is a sad and poorly veiled attempt to try to distract the American public. We remain confident that a thorough review of the facts and circumstances related to this matter will demonstrate that there is no basis on which criminal charges should be brought,” he said.
McCabe has been criticized by Republicans and Trump over his connections to the Democratic Party and for his opposition to the Trump administration.
Republicans point to allies of the Clinton family who made sizable donations to McCabe's wife’s political campaign. McCabe's name was also mentioned in the infamous “insurance policy” text message between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe before being removed.
"Today's leak about a procedural step taken more than a month ago -- occurring in the midst of a disastrous week for the President -- is a sad and poorly veiled attempt to try to distract the American public."— Michael R. Bromwich, counsel to Andrew McCabe
McCabe was fired in March ahead of his planned retirement following a bombshell report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz, claiming McCabe lied to investigators and former FBI Director James Comey at least four times, three of them under oath. Comey backed the findings of the DOJ watchdog, which then sent a criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney in Washington.
I have to say, this lines up EXACTLY with what Dr. Dave Janda just said in a recent interview.
As we previously reported here at WeLoveTrump:
Near the end, he dropped a bombshell.
Now understand he wasn't reporting this as fact. He's speaking from his gut and from what his sources in Washington are telling him.
Whether this is true or not will be borne out in the weeks and months to come.
But it made a lot of sense to me. Connects a lot of dots.
Everyone has been scratching their heads recently as to why Andrew McCabe would go public with the statements he made where he has essentially admitted to sedition and treason against a sitting president.
It is very odd.
Janda says he believes there is a sealed indictment for McCabe for his role in the multiple FBI abuses of power.
He thinks the statements McCabe made this week were intended to get out in front of that indictment to create sympathy for himself. In essence, Janda says the plan was to say "I'm just a lowly FBI agent trying to do my best for America, and when I heard Trump was working with Russia, then I tried to remove him."
Of course we all know that's a load of crap, but it does make sense why he'd suddenly go on the record with such a bizarre statement that immediately boomeranged on him and became self-incriminating.
That particular part of the interview is near the end, but I recommend the entire thing, it's very worth your time!