It's plausible that the Justice Department isn't pursuing charges against former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe because of fears of having to talk even more about the Clinton investigation, Rep. Brad Wenstrup said Monday, while agreeing with comments from a former congressman over the weekend.
"He lied and he lied about the lie, and nothing happens," the Ohio Republican told Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria." "Quite frankly, I don't know how they will get their reputation back if they don't clean up their own house."
His comments come after former Rep. Trey Gowdy, now a Fox News contributor, said Sunday that McCabe is not being indicted because of a "narrow discreet fact pattern" to leak information to bolster his own credibility during the investigation into the Democrats' 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Wenstrup pointed out that several people close to President Donald Trump, including former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, and the president's confidant Roger Stone were all prosecuted as part of the investigation that examined Russian election interference, but not McCabe.
"There are a lot of questions that need to be answered on this, and I do think Mr. Gowdy is right that there's more to come," said Wenstrup.
He added that it's possible that McCabe could be cooperating with U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
"We typically don't know about these types of things until after they play out," said Wenstrup. "Let's be clear that there are some wrongdoings out there and I think Durham will continue to investigate that."
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