Kirsters Baish| The Gateway Pundit reported that a Grand Jury has officially been impaneled in order to investigate terminated FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Washington federal prosecutors are counting on a Grand Jury in order to figure out if McCabe had specific intent when he misguided officials about his part in unauthorized disclosures that were made to the Wall Street Journal.
It has been reported that the Grand Jury was put together months back. There has already been multiple witnesses called on who may have to testify against the former FBI Deputy Director.
The Washington Post reports:
Federal prosecutors have for months been using a grand jury to investigate former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe — an indication the probe into whether he misled officials exploring his role in a controversial media disclosure has intensified, two people familiar with the matter said.
The grand jury has summoned more than one witness, the people said, and the case is ongoing. The people declined to identify those who had been called to testify.
The presence of the grand jury shows prosecutors are treating the matter seriously, locking in the accounts of witnesses who might later have to testify at a trial. But such panels are sometimes used only as investigative tools, and it remains unclear if McCabe will ultimately be charged.
McCabe was terminated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on March 16th of this year, the day before he was due to retire with a full pension. In April, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much anticipated report, in which he accused McCabe of lying under oath in front of government officials.
Inspector General Horowitz’s report criticized the former FBI Deputy Director for his “lack of candor” in regards to his leaks to the Wall Street Journal before the 2016 presidential election. He lied under oath. He lied to James Comey. He lied to the Inspector General. What else did he lie about?
It wasn’t long after the report was released that it was revealed that Horowitz had sent a criminal referral to the United States Attorney’s Office for McCabe regarding the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation.
Fox News reports:
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.
This story is still developing. We will provide updates as they become available.