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Andrew McCabe: No Deal to Avoid Fed Indictment

(CNN's "Chris Cuomo Primetime")

By    |   Wednesday, 18 September 2019 02:49 PM

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe declared that he would not strike a deal with the federal government if he were indicted for misleading investigators based on a Justice Department inspector general's report.

"Absolutely not, under any circumstances," McCabe told CNN's Chris Cuomo in an interview Tuesday in which the host introduced him as a "contributor" to the cable network. He was hired last month.

McCabe responded to a video clip of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., affirming he would be indicted.

"I absolutely reject that report," McCabe said, "because I never intentionally misled anyone about anything — and I will not stand up and claim that I've done something that I didn't do.

"So, it won't happen," he said.

McCabe, 51, was fired in March 2018 after the IG found he had repeatedly misstated his role in the unauthorized release of information to The Wall Street Journal and for lying to federal investigators.

The leak concerned how the FBI handled the Hillary Clinton email inquiry and a probe of the Clinton Foundation that had not yet been made public.

The IG referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington for investigation.

McCabe, who authorized the FBI's probe into Trump campaign ties to Russia, has denied wrongdoing and has sued over his dismissal. The Justice Department last week spurned his attempt to avoid criminal charges.

"I never intentionally misled anyone about anything — and I certainly have not committed a crime," McCabe told Cuomo on Tuesday.

He added that, regardless of the outcome of his case, he is not above the law.

"The law applies to me in the same way it does to every other American and certainly including the president as well," McCabe said.

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