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US won’t charge ex-FBI official McCabe, a Trump target

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump’s ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe’s legal team said Friday.

The decision, coming at the end of a tumultuous week between the Justice Department and the White House, is likely to further agitate a president who has loudly complained that federal prosecutors have pursued cases against his allies but not against his perceived political enemies.

The action resolves a criminal investigation that began nearly two years ago with a referral from the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which concluded that McCabe had repeatedly lied about having authorized a subordinate to share information with a newspaper reporter for a 2016 article about an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

The case was handled by the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, which was at the center of a public rift with Justice Department leadership this week over the recommended sentence for Trump ally Roger Stone. Senior Justice Department officials overruled a decision on a recommended prison sentence that they felt was too harsh, prompting the trial team to quit the case. Attorney General William Barr also took a rare public swipe at Trump by saying in a television interview that the president’s tweets about the Stone case and other matters were making his job “impossible.”

Separately, the Justice Department has begun reviewing the handling of the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

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Has the Deep State beaten Bill Barr?

Willaim Barr assumed the reins of the Department of Justice (DOJ) a year ago, succeeding Jeff Sessions as attorney general (A.G.) of the United States.  By universal consensus, the tenure of Sessions was an epochal shipwreck, disfigured as it was by Sessions, who infamously and needlessly recused himself from the entire Deep State Russia Hoax while simultaneously declining to root out Deep State operatives obsessed with removing Trump from office (to say nothing of maintaining and even extending legal protections afforded the likes of Hillary Clinton and Lois Lerner, among other Democrat-friendly government officials).  Like Pontius Pilate, Sessions washed his hands of the matter and allowed the coup-plotters of the ironically named Justice Department to proceed against Trump unopposed.

Among law-and-order conservatives and defenders of Trump, it was widely hoped that Barr would be an A.G. unintimidated by the Deep State, with the intestinal fortitude to push back against a DOJ corrupted by progressive lawyers and grandiose bureaucrats blinded by their irrational and atavistic hatred for Trump.  Perhaps Barr might even mete out long delayed justice to the chief plotters, among them the lawless James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, John Brennan, and James Clapper, along with nihilistic progressive minions like Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr, and Lisa Page.:snip:

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Can Barr Restore DOJ After Obama Admin Abuses?

This political maxim remains and is made manifest in recent events: The Left ascribes its sins unto its victims.

The recent resignations of four Department of Justice prosecutors, because their wholly disproportionate, excessive, and—yes—political sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years in prison for nonviolent offender Roger Stone was countermanded by their superiors in the department, is a case in point.

While Stone was convicted of process crimes of making false statements and witness tampering (unrelated to any actual underlying crime), make no mistake, this near miscarriage of justice by some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “dream teamers” wasn’t blind: the initial seven-to-nine year sentencing recommendation was precisely because of Roger Stone’s status as a confidant to President Trump.

 

And it served a larger purpose.

Deliberately filing such an excessive sentencing recommendation, defying their superiors to overrule it, and then resigning when justice was actually done, Aaron S.J. Zelinsky, Jonathan Kravis, Adam Jed, and Mike Marando cast themselves as the latest faux martyrs of “Orange Man Bad.” This also served to promote and perpetuate the latest disgraceful chapter in the Left’s implementation of the narrative that they are the victims of a vindictive Trump politicizing the Justice Department to punish his enemies and reward his friends.:snip:

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