CNN's McCabe restricted from talking about DOJ IG report

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeFBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Senate GOP set to ramp up Obama-era probes Showtime miniseries to feature Jeff Daniels as Comey, Brendan Gleeson as Trump MORE, who is now a CNN contributor, said Thursday night that he was restricted from discussing the network's exclusive report surrounding an FBI official under investigation by the Department of Justice Inspector General. 
 
The FBI official is under investigation for allegedly manipulating a document used to obtain a FISA warrant of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the 2016 presidential campaign. 
 
 
"My understanding is this: Andrew, you can't talk about it," Cuomo said in introducing McCabe. "You're restricted from discussing the report of the investigation." 

"I've currently reviewed the report. I'm in the process of doing that," McCabe replied. "I’ve agreed not to speak about it in any way until that process is over,"

"OK, I'll respect that," Cuomo said.
 


The alleged altering of the FISA warrant request, per CNN, was uncovered as part of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's probe into whether the FBI followed proper protocol and internal bureau guidelines upon applying for a warrant to surveil Page in 2016. 

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham says FBI chief 'committed to being helpful' after Trump criticism Democrat flips GOP-held state House seat in South Carolina Ron Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes MORE (R-S.C.) indicated on Thursday that a report of Horowitz's findings should be released Dec. 9, with Horowitz expected to testify on Dec. 11. 
 
McCabe was signed by CNN in August. 
 
The 51-year-old was fired from the FBI for misleading investigators about unauthorized disclosures to the media in April.