Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeAndrew McCabe says Nassar case represents 'worst dereliction of duty' he's seen at FBI Capitol Police warning of potential for violence during rally backing rioters: report McCabe says law enforcement should take upcoming right-wing rally 'very seriously' 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.
"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.
"Absolutely not, under any circumstances."— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) September 17, 2019
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says he would not accept any sort of plea deal from the the Justice Department if they decide to charge him over accusations he demonstrated a "lack of candor" about media leaks. pic.twitter.com/AuFEKFhvzG
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 SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program 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.