McCabe learned about Clinton emails on Weiner laptop a month before FBI alerted Congress, report says
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe knew of thousands of emails related to the Hillary Clinton private server investigation for at least a month before then-FBI Director James Comey informed Congress, The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday.
That lag is the subject of an investigation by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz as part of a wider probe into the FBI’s actions prior to the 2016 election. The Washington Post was the first to report that McCabe was a focus of Horowitz’s investigation.
The timeline of when the emails were discovered on the laptop of former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner emerged in text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the Journal reported.
McCabe left his position Monday ahead of his planned retirement, effective March 18. The Post reported Tuesday that McCabe had met with FBI Director Christopher Wray to discuss the inspector general’s investigation prior to the announcement of his departure.