Disgraced and fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who lied multiple times under oath to federal investigators according to the Department of Justice Inspector General, is reportedly in talks with the Senate Judiciary Committee for an immunity deal in exchange for his testimony.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has requested the Senate Judiciary Committee provide him with immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at an upcoming congressional hearing focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
"Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case," wrote Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for McCabe, to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has requested McCabe testify next week.
Grassley has scheduled a hearing for Monday, June 11 to go over the findings from a long anticipated report from the Inspector General about the FBI's conduct during the 2016 presidential election. The hearing, titled "Examining the Inspector General’s First Report on Justice Department and FBI Actions in Advance of the 2016 Presidential Election," was originally scheduled for this week. After a delay from the IG on release of the report, it was rescheduled. The report is expected at any day now, but has not yet been released.
According to early descriptions, the IG investigation will hold former FBI Director James Comey and McCabe accountable for mishandling a number of elements in the Hillary Clinton email criminal case. Key officials at the center of the findings -- including DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz -- will be called to testify in front of Grassley's committee, with the goal of getting questions about politically motivated bias at the FBI answered in an open forum.