Reps. Jordan and Meadows: McCabe Lied Four Times
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) joined Laura Ingraham on "The Ingraham Angle" Thursday night to reveal new information about the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and to explain why it's more evidence of the need for a second special counsel.
McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this month -- just hours before his planned retirement -- after the Justice Department's inspector general determined McCabe was not truthful during his review of the Clinton email investigation and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended his firing.
The inspector general's report has not been made public, but Jordan and Meadows' offices have a copy of it.
Jordan said the report reveals that McCabe lied four times about leaking information to the press: once to the Office of Professional Responsibility, once to former FBI Director James Comey and twice under oath to the inspector general.
Meadows said this revelation is more evidence that a second special counsel should be appointed to look at potential bias at the FBI and DOJ, and how they handled the Clinton email probe and Russia investigation.
Sessions announced on Thursday that a federal prosecutor was evaluating certain issues involving the FBI, but said he would not appoint a second special counsel at this point.
"We need to have this special counsel. I disagree with the attorney general," Meadows said. "For the attorney general to suggest there's not enough there there is just extremely disappointing."
Jordan pointed out that McCabe is just one of many top FBI officials involved in the Clinton and Russia investigations who have been fired or demoted.
"If those aren't extraordinary circumstances warranting a second special counsel, I don't know what the heck is," Jordan said. "I don't know why the attorney general keeps postponing this. Everyone in town knows we need a second special counsel to get to the bottom of this."