It what appears to be a massive rebuke of Trump’s overreach and abuse of power, a grand jury seems not to have indicted Andrew McCabe.
Here the letter McCabe’s lawyers say shows no indictment has been returned:
Just in: Andrew McCabe’s legal team says in a new letter to Jesse Liu that based on their conversations with the US Attorney’s office in DC yesterday, “it is clear that no indictment has been returned” against McCabe by the grand jury. pic.twitter.com/XtMTelYqEv
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) September 13, 2019
Harry Litman said a non-indictment would be a stunning rebuke of Trump:
A Grand Jury's refusal to return an indictment is something that happens maybe once every five years in a given office. If it occurred here, given the magnitude and visibility of the McCabe case, it is a stunning and humiliating rebuke for overreaching and playing politics.
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) September 13, 2019
If McCabe is not indicated, it is a sign that the DOJ never had sufficient evidence to prosecute the former acting director of the FBI and the pursuit of charges was always about building a political cover story to diminish Trump’s potential crimes and discredit witnesses who observed his obstruction of justice and abuse of power.
Any prosecutor could indict a ham sandwich, but William Barr and Donald Trump apparently couldn’t get an indictment against Andrew McCabe.
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