Republican Congressman John Radcliffe wants fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to face justice.
During an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Radcliffe said McCabe ought to be indicted for violating Department of Justice policies and to show the American people that the nation’s top judicial department fairly applies the letter of the law.
.@RepRatcliffe says Andy McCabe should be indicted after the inspector general found the fired FBI deputy director helped leak unauthorized information to the media and misled investigators about it.https://t.co/JXAVKQ3tYh
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 10, 2019
The Washington Examiner reports Radcliffe said, “The Department of Justice has, through the special counsel, recently made a cottage industry out of charging people like General Flynn and George Papadopoulos for lying to investigators.”
“I think that the Department of Justice is going to have to indict Andrew McCabe simply because to do otherwise would be to admit that there are separate standards for the people doing the same thing for the same conduct,” he continued.
The very next day, during an interview with Bartiromo, Republican Congressman Doug Collins, the House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, echoed Radcliffe’s comments, Breitbart reports.
The host asked, “John Ratcliffe came on the show yesterday, and said, yeah, the DOJ must indict Andrew McCabe. Because otherwise, if you don’t, it’s two different standards. Do you think we’re going to actually see indictments, prosecution?”
“I hope so,” Collins answered. “I think Ratcliffe and I both agree that McCabe is one in which he just — there’s not a leg to stand on here. When you look at the standards, you look at what’s been set forth with Flynn and others, there’s not — there can’t be two separate standards, otherwise, the American people, who are just going, getting up every day, doing their normal jobs are saying, wait, something’s not right here. I wouldn’t be treated that way.”
Here’s more from the Washington Examiner:
Horowitz released a February 2018 report detailing multiple instances where McCabe “lacked candor” with then-FBI Director James Comey and with investigators related to his disclosure to the media of sensitive information on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton-related matters. Comey says he didn’t give McCabe permission to leak.
Sessions fired McCabe the next month, stating that McCabe “made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
After being fired from the FBI, McCabe was hired by CNN as a contributor.