President Trump highlights alleged wrongdoing by Andrew McCabe

FILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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President Trump highlighted alleged wrongdoing by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe amid the DOJ’s decision to not bring charges against him.

The 2018 Inspector General report confirmed McCabe leaked information to the Wall Street Journal regarding the Clinton probe.

The president tweeted Saturday noting the Department’s report found the former FBI official misled investigators over his role in disclosures to the media and lacked candor on four separate occasions.

He also pointed out McCabe authorized leaks to advance his own personal interests and the Inspector General recommended he be fired.

This came after the DOJ informed McCabe this week its investigation into the former official is over.

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DOJ declines to file charges against Andrew McCabe

FILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will not be charged for lying to federal investigators. The DOJ declined to charge McCabe after an inspector general’s report found he “lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions.”

In a statement to McCabe’s lawyers, the DOJ said, “Based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the government at this time, we consider the matter closed.”

McCabe, who is now a CNN contributor and think tank official, blasted the fact it took so long to drop the charges. He was fired in 2018 just days before receiving his pension.

“As glad as I am that the Justice Department and D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office finally decided to do the right thing today, it is an absolute disgrace that they took two years, put my family through this experience, before they finally drew the obvious conclusion they could have drawn a long, long time ago,” stated McCabe.

The news came after Inspector General Michael Horowitz alleged that McCabe lied under oath at least four times and misled his former boss, James Comey. In January, unsealed court documents showed McCabe had apologized to a bureau investigator about a media leak.

He was reportedly asked if he knew how FBI information about the Clinton Foundation ended up in a 2016 article by The Wall Street Journal. He initially denied knowing about the leak, but walked back his claim in a follow-up interview.

Despite his admission, he previously denied that he did anything wrong. When asked whether he would take a deal, he said, “Absolutely not.”

“I never intentionally mislead anyone about anything,” he said. “I will not stand up and claim something that I didn’t do.”

FILE – In this May 11, 2017 file photo, then Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The closure of McCabe’s criminal probe created an uproar on social media amid the controversy surrounding the sentencing of Roger Stone. Supporters of the president called out the fact that Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress while McCabe admitted to lying under oath, but has received no criminal penalty.

Many have also pointed out that other Obama-era officials have been let off the hook for their alleged misconduct under a Trump appointed Department of Justice.

The DOJ previously declined to bring charges against James Comey for how he handled the memos of his conversations with President Trump.

The president has increasingly ramped his calls for the disgraced DOJ officials to be indicted for unfairly targeting his 2016 campaign and prosecuting his advisers in the Russia investigation.

“They put a man in jail and destroy his life, his family, his wife, his children? Nine years in jail? It’s a disgrace. In the meantime, Comey walks around making book deals. What they did is a disgrace.” – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

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Andrew Yang qualifies for next debate after release of new poll

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang reacts to his debate performance on 'Fox News @ Night.'

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang stands at 4 percent in a new national poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University — which means the first-time candidate and tech-entrepreneur has qualified to take the stage at next week’s sixth Democratic presidential primary debate.

Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden leads with 29 percent support in the poll, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 21 percent. Biden jumped 5 percentage points and Sanders climbed 4 points from Quinnipiac’s previous national poll in the Democratic nomination race, which was released late last month.

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Prior to the release of the new survey, Yang’s campaign had said it remained one poll shy of reaching the thresholds to make the stage at the Dec. 19 showdown.

Candidates must reach at least 4 percent in four surveys recognized as qualifying polls by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), or 6 percent in two polls in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Yang has already reached the other qualifying criteria — receiving contributions from at least 200,000 individual donors.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii still remains one poll shy of qualifying for the debate. She grabbed the support of 2 percent in the new Quinnipiac University survey among Democrats and independents who lean toward the Democratic Party.

On Monday, Gabbard announced that she wouldn’t attend the debate even if she qualifies. The candidate said instead, she’ll meet with voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Candidates have until the end of Thursday to reach the polling and donor thresholds. The Democratic National Committee will wait unit after the deadline to officially announce which White House hopefuls have qualified for the debate.

By qualifying, Yang, an Asian-American, becomes the first non-Caucasian candidate to make the debate stage.

BUTTIGIEG SUPPORT DROPS IN NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL

Sen. Kamala Harris — one of three black candidates running for the Democratic nomination — had qualified, but the California senator last week ended her bid for the White House. The lack of a non-white candidate on the debate stage from a field that, at its zenith, was arguably the most racially diverse in history raised concerns with some voters.

Yang — once the longest of long-shots who has seen his campaign surge to middle tier status thanks in part to his promise of a $1,000-per-month Freedom Dividend payment to all adults — has qualified for all of the Democratic primary debates.

Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts stands at 15 percent in the new poll, basically unchanged from last month. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg plunged from 16 percent support in last month’s poll to 9 percent.

“This is the first time Biden has had a double-digit lead since August, and Sanders' best number since June. While Warren's numbers seem to have stabilized, Buttigieg's numbers have dipped," Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said.

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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg grabbed 5 percent support in the Quinnipiac survey. The multi-billionaire business and media mogul, who declared his candidacy two and a half weeks ago, also stood at 5 percent in a Monmouth University national poll that was also released on Tuesday.

Besides Yang and Gabbard, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota stood at 3 percent. No other candidate in the still-large field of Democratic White House hopefuls topped 1 percent.

The poll also indicates that Biden, Sanders, Warren, Bloomberg and Buttigieg each with upper to middle single-digit advantages over President Trump in hypothetical 2020 general election matchups.

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The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted from Wednesday to Monday, with 1,533 registered voters nationwide questioned by live telephone operators. The survey includes 665 Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

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