And another one bites the dust – former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe now wants immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony.
More from the Hill:
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is seeking legal immunity in exchange for his testimony on the agency’s handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
A lawyer for McCabe wrote to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday seeking a guarantee of immunity for McCabe’s testimony before the panel, writing that the former FBI official would plead the Fifth if prompted to testify otherwise, CNN reported.
“Mr. McCabe is willing to testify, but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection,” McCabe attorney Michael Bromwich wrote to Grassley, according to CNN.
“This is a textbook case for granting use immunity…If this Committee is unwilling or unable to obtain such an order, then Mr. McCabe will have to no choice but to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.”
McCabe is the subject of a criminal referral from the agency’s inspector general, which has reportedly found that McCabe acted inappropriately by leaking information to a reporter and then lying about it to then-FBI Director James Comey.
Very interesting, and I’m sure both sides will claim this as a victory for them. But what will he testify to? Hmmm….