Gowdy Statement on Inspector General Report on McCabe

Published: Apr 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s termination.

“Today’s Inspector General report confirms FBI Deputy Director McCabe’s firing was justified. The second in command at our nation’s premiere law enforcement agency should be the epitome of fidelity, bravery and integrity. The Inspector General found not only did McCabe divulge sensitive information, he did it without the permission, authority, or knowledge of his supervisor. The report also found a lack of candor both while under oath and while not under oath, and a failure to remedy his lack of candor despite multiple opportunities.

This report continues to call into question decisions made by FBI leadership in 2016 and 2017, which is why the Oversight and Judiciary Committees will continue our joint investigation into the matter.

I remain fully confident in the professionalism, thoroughness and fact centricity of Inspector General Horowitz, and look forward to reviewing the Inspector General’s full report in May.”