Newly revealed emails show that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe waited at least a month before informing then-Director James Comey of a cache of newly discovered emails in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, in the fall of 2016.
The Wall Street Journal has obtained text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that shows that McCabe knew of thousands of newly discovered emails related to the Clinton probe. The texts show that McCabe knew of the emails on or before September 28, 2016. Comey didn’t inform Congress of the emails until October 28.
McCabe’s actions, among others, is the subject of an investigation being conducted by the Justice Department’s inspector general into the FBI’s actions regarding the Clinton email investigation.
McCabe stepped down from his post at the FBI last week. It has been reported that current Director Christopher Wray found something in an upcoming inspector general’s report that sufficiently concerned him enough to reassign McCabe to another role. The move would have effectively been a demotion. McCabe chose instead to leave the bureau.