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One of the great political mysteries of the last few weeks involves what has happened to the possible criminal indictment of former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is accused of having made false statements regarding his role in certain leaks to the media relating to the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal. The Washington Post reported that the Justice Department had green-lit an indictment as early as September 12. But a subsequent grand jury hearing passed without any announcement of an indictment, leaving major questions about what happened at the hearing and whether the Justice Department will continue to try and move forward with his prosecution.
McCabe’s lawyer, Michael Bromwich, released a statement indicating that the defense team had heard the grand jury had not returned an indictment, and raising questions about whether a violation of federal rules around grand jury secrecy had taken place.
New statement from Andrew McCabe’s attorneys calls the process "deeply unfair to Mr. McCabe and his family” and "a waste of governmental resources.” They’re calling for an investigation into grand jury leaks. pic.twitter.com/aXaJwM9b1s— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 19, 2019