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Comey Confirms Daily Beast Report on His Role in McCabe Probe

During his appearance on The View Wednesday, fired FBI director James Comey confirmed a Daily Beast report saying that he tipped off the investigation that led to former Deputy Attorney General Andrew McCabe's firing. “The McCabe case illustrates what an organization that's committed to the truth looks like. We investigated — I ordered that investigation. We investigate and hold people accountable,” Comey said. “I still believe Andrew McCabe is a good person, but the inspector general found that he lied, and there are severe consequences in the Justice Department for lying as there should be throughout the government.” The Daily Beast report outlined how Comey directed the Bureau's internal Inspection Division to find out who leaked documents mentioned in an October 2016 Wall Street Journal report. The division discovered the leaker was most likely McCabe— and then handed the case over to the Justice Department’s inspector general. The IG then determined that McCabe committed misconduct, which led to his firing.