In 2017 Op-Ed, Andrew McCabe’s Attorney Called Internal Probe Of McCabe ‘Welcome News’

The Federalist | 3/17/2018 | Sean Davis
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Michael Bromwich, an attorney now representing former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) deputy director Andrew McCabe, wrote a January 2017 op-ed for the Washington Post that called the internal investigation of McCabe “welcome news.”

McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday after the FBI’s ethics office recommended McCabe’s termination following a report from the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) detailing alleged improper behavior by McCabe. The report from the DOJ IG has not yet been made public.

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“The announcement by the Justice Department’s inspector general that his office will look into FBI Director James B. Comey’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails reopens painful questions about the 2016 election, but it is also welcome news,” Bromwich wrote in the Washington Post on January 14, 2017. “The investigation will address allegations that Comey violated established Justice Department and FBI policies and procedures in his July 5, 2016, public announcement concerning the Hillary Clinton email investigation. And it will explore allegations that Comey’s Oct. 28 and Nov. 6 letters to Congress, which jolted the presidential election — and may have changed its outcome — were improper.”

Bromwich, who released a statement on McCabe’s behalf following McCabe’s firing, wrote in the 2017 op-ed that it was essential to understand what exactly was going on inside the FBI during the 2016 election and to hold people accountable for any improper behavior unearthed by the investigation.

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“The impact of Comey’s actions can never be definitively known,” he wrote. “But it is important, for the Justice Department and for the country, to obtain a detailed accounting of what happened and why; to assign blame where it is warranted; and to understand how similar situations can be prevented.”

Bromwich also specifically targeted McCabe in his op-ed, noting that the internal Department of Justice investigation would seek to determine whether...
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