Former Obama officials willing to testify on McCabe's behalf: report

Multiple former members of the Obama administration have reportedly said they will testify on behalf of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe: Being accused of treason by Trump 'quite honestly terrifying' Horowitz report is damning for the FBI and unsettling for the rest of us Fox's Chris Wallace: IG report headline is 'It didn't find the things that Bill Barr and Donald Trump alleged' MORE should he face trial.

An analysis from McCabe's legal team obtained by Politico said officials including former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonoughDenis Richard McDonoughFormer Obama officials willing to testify on McCabe's behalf: report Trailer shows first look at Annette Bening as Dianne Feinstein 2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care MORE and homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco would be willing to back him in court should he ultimately face charges over allegations that he misled Department of Justice (DOJ) officials over leaks to the media.


"Mr. McCabe has obtained commitments from more than a dozen former high-ranking government officials who worked closely with Mr. McCabe on law enforcement and national security matters to testify as character witnesses on Mr. McCabe’s behalf," a spokesman told Politico. "An errant version included some individuals who have not committed to serve as character witnesses at trial. We requested that Politico remove those names."

These officials, who also include former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump asks where is his apology from Comey Sunday shows - Republicans, Democrats maneuver ahead of House impeachment vote Fox's Chris Wallace spars with Comey over Horowitz report MORE and former CIA Deputy Director David Cohen, are standing by McCabe after the DOJ last week rejected his internal appeal to avoid criminal charges.

McCabe is accused of lacking "candor" when investigators asked about media disclosures related to the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

The former deputy director has alleged in a lawsuit that the charges are "politically motivated" because he participated in the investigation into Russia's election interference and Moscow's ties to the Trump campaign.

A U.S. attorney on Thursday recommended moving forward with charges against McCabe.