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Federal prosecutors reportedly recommend charges for Andrew McCabe

Federal prosecutors have reportedly recommended an indictment for former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

McCabe was fired in 2018 after the Justice Department's inspector general concluded he improperly authorized the disclosure of information about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation to the media and then "lacked candor" under oath when investigators questioned him about it. He has said he never intentionally mislead investigators, alleges his firing was politically motivated, and is currently suing the Department of Justice.

Now, USA Today and Politico's Natasha Bertrand report federal prosecutors have recommended bringing criminal charges against McCabe.

This comes as McCabe is reportedly informed that his appeal against potential charges has been rejected, with NBC News writing this could "pave the way for an indictment." The Washington Post reports McCabe was told last month that "prosecutors had recommended charges, and, later, that D.C. U.S. Attorney Jesse Liu had endorsed that decision." Prosecutors' next step, the Post notes, would be to seek an indictment from a federal grand jury.