- James Comey told the Justice Department’s inspector general that Andrew McCabe’s repeated denials that he was involved in a leak about an investigation of the Clinton Foundation cast suspicion that FBI lawyer Lisa Page went “off the reservation” and leaked the story herself.
- Page did disclose information about a Clinton Foundation probe to a reporter in October 2016, but only because McCabe instructed her to do so.
- McCabe repeatedly denied to Comey that he was involved in the leak. He was eventually investigated by the Justice Department, but the probe was shut down Friday with no charges.
BPR: Andrew McCabe’s denials to his FBI colleagues that he was behind a media leak related to the Clinton Foundation investigation in October 2016 cast suspicion on his loyal aide, Lisa Page, former FBI Director James Comey said in an interview with the Justice Department’s inspector general.
In a Nov. 15, 2017, interview, Comey said McCabe denied to him that he was involved in a leak for an Oct. 30, 2016, story in The Wall Street Journal that disclosed the existence of an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
Because of McCabe’s denials, Comey’s chief of staff, James Rybicki, came to suspect that Page, McCabe’s general counsel, might have revealed the information for the story.
“I actually didn’t suspect Andy,” Comey said in the interview. read more