Department of Justice Inspector General canceled his Tuesday Congressional briefing on the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
Earlier today Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was removed from his post at the FBI.
This came the day after FBI Director visited Capitol Hill to read the 4-page House Intelligence FISA memo.
But the New York Times said McCabe’s resignation was linked to the Inspector General’s briefing that was planned on Tuesday.
In a recent conversation, Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, raised concerns about a forthcoming inspector general report examining the actions of Mr. McCabe and other senior F.B.I. officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, when the bureau was investigating both Hillary Clinton’s email use and the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia. In that discussion, according to one former law enforcement official close to Mr. McCabe, Mr. Wray suggested moving Mr. McCabe into another job, which would have been a demotion. Instead, the former official said, Mr. McCabe chose to leave. His departure was not announced at the bureau, leaving agents to learn of it from news reports.
But the plans have changed.
Inspector General Horowitz cancelled his Tuesday Congressional briefing on the FBI’s mishandling of the Clinton investigation.
Kyle Cheney from Politico reported on Monday the IG meeting has been cancelled on Tuesday.
I'm told that DOJ inspector general HOROWITZ was expected to brief lawmakers tomorrow on the status of his review of the FBI's handling of the 2016 Clinton investigation.
But that meeting has now been CANCELED.
Interesting in light of: https://t.co/gcMbagpVja
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) January 29, 2018