Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will not be charged with lying to investigators about a media leak that came out of his office in 2016, ending speculation regarding whether he would be charged for the falsehoods he told federal investigators several years ago.
The controversy stemmed from an October 2016 Wall Street Journal article which revealed that the FBI was investigating presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. McCabe initially told investigators that he had not authorized the leak that informed that article, but he later admitted to doing so.
President Trump was reportedly frustrated by the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute. In March 2018, McCabe was fired by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions over reports that the deputy director had authorized the media leak.