DOJ Recommends Criminal Charges For Andrew McCabe

The Associated Press reports:

Federal prosecutors have recommended bringing criminal charges against Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI and a frequent target of criticism by President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday.

McCabe was fired from the FBI just before his retirement in March 2018 after the Justice Department’s internal watchdog concluded that he had improperly authorized a leak about a federal investigation into the Clinton Foundation in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign.

McCabe’s lawyers had asked the Justice Department’s principal deputy attorney general to overrule the recommendation that he be indicted, according to the person, who was not authorized to comment publicly on the communications. The department rejected that request, clearing the way for a criminal charge.