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Prosecutors recommend indicting Andrew McCabe over 'lack of candor' about media leaks

The former FBI deputy director launched a counterintelligence probe into President Donald Trump after he fired James Comey in 2017.

Federal prosecutors have recommended indicting former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe over his alleged “lack of candor” during an internal watchdog probe in 2017, according to a person familiar with the matter.

It is still not clear what specific charges prosecutors have recommended be brought against McCabe, who was fired in March 2018 after the Justice Department’s inspector general concluded that McCabe had leaked information to the media without permission and then made false or misleading statements to officials when asked about it.

McCabe's legal team had asked the Justice Department to overrule prosecutors’ recommendation, but were rebuffed, the person said.