The news emerged shortly after the Justice Department inspector general found McCabe “lacked candor” in his leaking of information to the media about the FBI’s botched investigation into Hillary Clinton.
“Such panels are sometimes used only as investigative tools, and it remains unclear if McCabe will ultimately be charged,” The Post states.
According to Western Journal, federal prosecutors impaneled the grand jury after a recommendation from the Justice Department.
Already more than one witness has been summoned before the jury, The Post reports.
McCabe’s lawyer downplayed the development.
“Today’s leak about a procedural step taken more than a month ago — occurring in the midst of a disastrous week for the president — is a sad and poorly veiled attempt to try to distract the American public.”
“We remain confident that a thorough review of the facts and circumstances related to this matter will demonstrate that there is no basis on which criminal charges should be brought,” said Michael R. Bromwich, McCabe’s attorney, according to Fox News.
Bromwich said he does not expect his client will face prosecution unless there is interference from “high levels of the administration.”
McCabe sought to “rebut a narrative that had been developing … that questioned McCabe’s impartiality in overseeing” the investigation into Clinton’s emails and the Clinton Foundation, the Washington Examiner reported.https://yournewswire.com/fbi-andrew-mccabe-criminal-grand-jury-inve...