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Andrew McCabe wants immunity in exchange for testimony, watch the rats run for cover now

Andrew McCabe

Former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe wants immunity in exchange for testimony. His attorney told Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, that his client “is eager” to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee.

The committee wants  McCabe to testify on a Justice Department inspector general’s report that recommended that he be fired for leaking information about an investigation of Hillary Clinton and then lying about it to James B. Comey, then the FBI director.

Attorney Michael Bromwich wrote to Grassley that either his client gets immunity or he will plead the fifth.

The letter indicates that McCabe is asking for immunity as a protection against criminal prosecution. Does this indicate that McCabe has something to hide?

McCabe was fired in March just a few days shy of his retirement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions after it was reported that he leaked a self-serving story to the press and later lied about it to Comey.

Andrew McCabe

But Bromwich provided, in his letter to Grassley, information about emails that “demonstrate that Mr. McCabe advised former Director Comey, in October 2016, that Mr. McCabe was working with FBI colleagues to correct inaccuracies before certain media stories were published.”

McCabe was prevented from providing the emails themselves because of a non-disclosure agreement he was forced to sign by the FBI upon his termination and more information surrounding his account is unlikely to be revealed unless he is granted immunity, his lawyer said.

“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,” Bromwich added.

Comey has claimed that McCabe never informed him of the leak.

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