McCabe says he would 'absolutely not' cut a deal with prosecutors

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe accuses Trump officials of withholding evidence in lawsuit over firing McCabe: Being accused of treason by Trump 'quite honestly terrifying' Horowitz report is damning for the FBI and unsettling for the rest of us MORE, who might be facing an indictment, said Tuesday that he would never cut a plea deal with prosecutors because he did not do anything wrong. 

"Absolutely not, under any circumstances," McCabe said when asked whether he would take a deal in a CNN interview

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"I never intentionally misled anyone about anything and I will not stand up and claim that I've done something I didn't do," the CNN contributor continued.

"The inspector general made a referral to the U.S. attorney's office. If they follow the facts and they follow the law, I am confident that nothing will come of it.  

A Justice Department inspector general's report said that McCabe "lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions" during interviews with federal investigators. McCabe reiterated his rejection of the report and its conclusions in the CNN interview. 

Then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLawmaker wants Chinese news outlet to register as foreign agent Trump-aligned group launches ad campaign hitting Doug Jones on impeachment ICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report MORE fired McCabe days before he had been set to retire, saying that the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility and Office of Inspector General found that he had made an unauthorized disclosure to the media by permitting FBI officials in 2016 to speak with reporters about a probe into the Clinton Foundation. 

A U.S. attorney has recommended moving forward with charges against him, rejecting his internal appeal.