Interesting Response Statement By McCabe Attorney Michael Bromwich…

Michael R Bromwich (Twitter HERE) is the attorney of record for fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.  Mr. Bromwich responded to the firing of his client with the following statement (Pdf HERE)

March 16, 2018
STATEMENT BY FORMER IG MICHAEL R. BROMWICH

I have been involved in Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) disciplinary matters since 1994. I have never before seen the type of rush to judgment – and rush to summary punishment – that we have witnessed in this case. The result of this deplorable rush to judgment is to terminate Mr. McCabe before his long-anticipated retirement and deny him of the full pension and retirement benefits he would have otherwise earned through his 21 years of devoted service to the FBI and this country. This is simply not the way such matters are generally handled in the DOJ or the FBI.

It is deeply disturbing.

This distortion of the process begins at the very top, with the President’s repeated offensive, drive-by Twitter attacks on Mr. McCabe. These attacks began in the summer of 2017 and accelerated after it was disclosed that Mr. McCabe would be a corroborating witness against the President. The attacks have continued to this day, with the President’s press secretary stating Thursday, in response to a question about Mr. McCabe’s fate, “that is a determination that we would leave to Attorney General Sessions, but we do think it is well-documented that he has had some very troubling behavior and by most accounts a bad actor.”

This vile and defamatory statement is fully consistent with the attacks on Mr. McCabe that have come from the White House since last summer. And it was quite clearly designed to put inappropriate pressure on the Attorney General to act accordingly. This intervention by the White House in the DOJ disciplinary process is unprecedented, deeply unfair, and dangerous.

The investigation described in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report was cleaved off from the larger investigation of which it was a part, its completion expedited, and the disciplinary process completed in a little over a week. Mr. McCabe and his counsel were given limited access to a draft of the OIG report late last month, did not see the final report and the evidence on which it is based until a week ago, and were receiving relevant exculpatory evidence as recently as two days ago.

We were given only four days to review a voluminous amount of relevant evidence, prepare a response, and make presentations to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. With so much at stake, this process has fallen far short of what Mr. McCabe deserved.

This concerted effort to accelerate the process in order to beat the ticking clock of his scheduled retirement violates any sense of decency and basic principles of fairness. It should make all federal government employees, who continue to work in an Administration that insults, debases, and abuses them, shudder in the knowledge that they could be next.

Michael R. Bromwich served as the Inspector General for the Department of Justice from 1994 to 1999. He served as counsel to Andrew McCabe in this matter.

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It is interesting to note the dates surrounding the preferred narrative as outlined by Andrew McCabe in his statement Friday evening, and this public letter from McCabe’s attorney, Michael Bromwich, also dated Friday March 16th, 2018.

Obviously, against the timing of a 10:00pm (EST) March 16th, 2018, public release from the DOJ Attorney General announcing McCabe’s termination of employment, in order for McCabe and Bromwich to have lengthy prepared statements ready for immediate release – they were well aware of the pending public release of the DOJ notice of termination.

Secondly, notice the timeline, and contacts, as described in the Bromwich letter:

[…] Mr. McCabe and his counsel were given limited access to a draft of the OIG report late last month, did not see the final report and the evidence on which it is based until a week ago.

[…] We were given only four days to review a voluminous amount of relevant evidence, prepare a response, and make presentations to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.

It would appear toward the end of last month (February), McCabe and his attorney were given the summary outline of the OIG referral submitted to the Office of Professional Responsibility.  They had approximately three weeks to file a response.

Then a week ago, they received the finalized a copy of the OPR recommendation delivered to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  They had four more days to respond to the Deputy AG.

Doesn’t sound rushed to me.

Mr. Michael Bromwich is also on record (Op Ed in WaPo) esupporting the Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz, January 14th, 2017, immediately after the OIG investigation was launched:

January 2017 – The announcement by the Justice Department’s inspector general that his office will look into FBI Director James B. Comey’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails reopens painful questions about the 2016 election, but it is also welcome news. The country needs this — an objective, independent and thorough investigation of issues that have roiled the country for months and continue to stir heated debate.

The investigation will address allegations that Comey violated established Justice Department and FBI policies and procedures in his July 5, 2016, public announcement concerning the Hillary Clinton email investigation. And it will explore allegations that Comey’s Oct. 28 and Nov. 6 letters to Congress, which jolted the presidential election — and may have changed its outcome — were improper.

The impact of Comey’s actions can never be definitively known. But it is important, for the Justice Department and for the country, to obtain a detailed accounting of what happened and why; to assign blame where it is warranted; and to understand how similar situations can be prevented.

In addition to looking into the actions of the FBI director regarding the email investigation, the probe will look into whether the FBI’s deputy director should have recused himself from the investigation because of his wife’s political involvement;whether a high-ranking Justice Department official or others improperly disclosed non-public information to both the Clinton and Trump campaigns; and whether the timing of the FBI’s election eve Freedom of Information Act disclosures relating to Bill Clinton’s 2001 pardon of Marc Rich was based on inappropriate considerations.  (read more)

So attorney Michael Bromwich was for the OIG investigation (January 2017) until his client, Andrew McCabe, was found to have acted inappropriately/unlawfully as a result of the OIG investigation (March 2018) – and now he’s against it.

Gotcha.

So goes life in the swamp.

The thing about advocating for the Sword of Damocles, is never knowing when you might be under it.

Next up… James Comey:

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664 Responses to Interesting Response Statement By McCabe Attorney Michael Bromwich…

  1. Stormyeyes says:

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  2. Texian says:

    ‘..The President has breached the commie compound wall and apparently has hit the command and control bunker.. The Ameri-Cong are currently reeling in disarray.. While the tweet shelling has stopped for now, it is possible the barrage on the commie compound is not yet over.. And indications show that the unstable Ameri-Cong may be planning a “Tet Tweet” counter-offensive that inadvertently may go hot this summer resulting in days of rage..’

    “And that’s the way it is..” [Walter Cronkite, 1968]

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Not sure about pointing to uncle Wally as a news reader for this, Tex. He almost singlehandedly lost the Vietnam War with his lying reportage during the Tet Offensive. If he was around today he would be defending the DeepState. The guy was one of the early purveyors of FakeNews who was eventually replaced by Dan Rather at cBS.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Mickturn says:

      Cronkite Crumcrap, the Original Liar in the Media!

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  3. where were all these idiots during benghazi and fast and furious?

    Liked by 4 people

    • Stormyeyes says:

      is congress and senate a full time “hearing” body. Gimme a break

      Liked by 3 people

      • andi lee says:

        Anything to slow-walk the Trump nominees from confirmation, is apparent, at this point.

        Even, to fabricating the events, if necessary.

        Constitutional crisis?

        Not a problem in the 115th Congress, no sir, no ma’am!
        Not a problem one!

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    • Texian says:

      Ameri-Cong “Lady Lindsey” is just following orders from his deep state ‘Ho Chi Minh’ leader..

      Liked by 3 people

    • dbobway says:

      Let’s quit wasting taxpayers money Senator Graham.
      McCabe is a traitor to his own country.
      Senator Sessions got McCabe’s benefits,
      now it’s time to take his freedom from him..

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      • mike says:

        …and Miss Lindsey is pink in several ways.

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      • Doug Wiser says:

        Sessions didn’t get McCabe’s benefits other than possibly health benefits under the Federal Health benefits plan, a delay in receiving his pension until the mandatory retirement age of 57 for DOJ law enforcement retirement. But by deferring his pension until 57 his monthly payout will be larger. He also loses his retirement credentials which allow concealed carry as you have to retire under good standing.

        Not that Andrew McCabe is going to hurt for money, he has a net worth of $11,000,000 according to reports.

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        • Crackerbaby says:

          Pretty sweet net worth for a humble civil servant…. Don’t attest to the veracity of your “reports” but I would think (if true) that the 11M was there so that he would go quietly….. Of course there is ego.

          “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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        • dbobway says:

          I hope his family gets to spend his riches while he rots in federal prison.

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      I HATE THIS CLOWN…. As his Excellency has previously said he is a “dumb, idiot and disgraced”

      Please everyone tell this swamp creature to STFU!

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      What an idiot. Of course it wasn’t a political firing! It was a recommendation from the FBI’s own internal oversight group AND an independant IG that was requested by the Democrats to look into the FBI “matter” of HRC’s email.

      I swear, these R’s just cannot get out of their own way!

      Liked by 5 people

      • PainesGhost says:

        Mostly these “Rs” be RINOS. Exactly why we need a whole new crop of ACTUAL Deplorables running for office, including many that need to Primary some of these good old boys, like sissy pants Graham

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    • Ozark says:

      The people of South Carolina must be so proud of this idiot that they keep re-electing him.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      Graham Calls for Hearing on McCabe Firing — To ‘Make Sure It Wasn’t Politically Motivated’

      These people are STUPID.

      Liked by 1 person

      • littleflower481 says:

        omg, not another investigation…these people are nuts. O, I see, Senator Burr needs some busy work. Please…we cannot tolerate another ridiculous investigation and it is none of your business anyway….go take a long hike off a short cliff…or whatever ….

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    • Newt Love says:

      Lindseed needs to come out and admit that he has been in the closet his whole life. He should finally admit that he is a Democrat.

      Liked by 1 person

    • TomR,Worc,MA,USA says:

      We should hold the hearings at a fabric store, that way Lindsey can chair it!! Fabulous!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • TMonroe says:

      This is how far off the reservation we’ve gone. A firing for cause of a holdover from the last admin needs a hearing?

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    • Mickturn says:

      McPain’s brother…Hey Graham Cracker, what part of LYING, Releasing damaging info to the De’press’ed and YOU’RE FIRED don’t you understand?

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  4. Stormyeyes says:

    Coded message?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. andyocoregon says:

    The firing of McCabe was not sudden nor was it unexpected. The writing was on the wall for him last Dec when President Trump made this tweet:

    “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!”

    12:30 PM – 23 Dec 2017

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    • mike says:

      McCabe and the others were given an extra 90 days to unmask themselves while the wheels at DoJ moved slowly toward a restart.

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  6. Stormyeyes says:

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  7. SService should visit these two!

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Putin has been reelected! 73% voted for him!

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  9. LOL!

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  10. andi lee says:

    Tweets suggesting McCabe voted as a Republican is false.

    Meet Mr. Selfie:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdOFXnU8AEEK0p?format=jpg

    😂

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  11. Stormyeyes says:

    10 minutes quite interesting

    Liked by 4 people

    • He missed one important point. You cannot erect political systems without voters. The up and coming voters have been educated to vote for the deep state. “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world”. The deep state understands this better than ANY mother in America. Parents must take back control of the education system from the Communist bred teachers, and psychiatrists.

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  12. MACAULAY says:

    McCabe needs to find another lawyer. This one might be a Moron. Here is what he said before he took on McCabe as a client.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/17/in-2017-op-ed-andrew-mccabes-attorney-called-internal-probe-of-mccabe-welcome-news/

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    • PS says:

      Well, when signs pointed to the Boss taking the fall, McCabe’s lawyer was more than happy to welcome the investigation. I think they were surprised that it hit them when the buck didn’t stop there.

      Frankly, now it’s a case of Prisoner’s Dilemma, and both Comey and McCabe lost by independently throwing each other under the bus. That prepared statement was McCabe’s way of signaling I’m Not Going Down With The Ship Alone.

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  13. RLC2 says:

    Pretty lame for Bromwich- falling back on the moral outrage ploy… for someone as obviously morally and ethically challenged as McCabe on the face of it, before he even has a chance to look at discovery.
    You’d like the Lefty lawyers would recall their history- like how well Holders constant fall-back on his faint race-card-waving “I’m Offended” faux outrage, or Harvey Weinsteins initial PR “to take out the NRA”, or Brennan’s Bully Bluster, or Crooked Hillary’s Blame America drunken finger pointing…gotten so bad they have to pull the blond bimbo Harf out to say SHUT UP!

    But, hey, who am I to question the Elite Who Know Whats Best For The Little People- just some little old common-sense using silent majority type citizen, a deplorable one at that, out here in flyover country…

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  14. amwick says:

    Just call me stump stupid, but since when does any employee get to litigate their dismissal before the fact??? Swamp think strikes again. Oy Veh!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  15. mac091781 says:

    Do a google search for Bromwich and Apple. He got a sweetheart deal to monitor apple e-book antitrust compliance. Tried to charge 1200 per hour for him and slightly less for his sidekick. And a 15% admin fee. Apple told him to fuck off

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  16. mashall says:

    The entire “I have notes” or “I wrote a book, wait til I tell my story” is a defense lawyer tactic.
    Hard pre-arrest/indictment/termination evidence (text, recordings, video, sworn testimony, and witnessed statements, etc) are mostly set in stone and can only be clouded, mixed in with a distracting garbage dressed up as facts. The entire “i have notes” or “I wrote a book, wait till I tell my story” is the mark of utter desperation defense as it is not discrediting the Hard Pre-arrest evidence with factual exculpatory evidence. This is a huge mark of the guilty. I am no attorney but I would state whatever “these notes” are they will be considered….
    Conclusory and the “notes/book” Spurious.
    Definition of conclusory. : consisting of or relating to a conclusion or assertion for which no supporting evidence is offered.
    Correct me if I am wrong CTH attorneys….
    Whatever evidence that is offered supporting the conclusion drawn must be able to be objectively validated for the conclusion to have merit.

    Thanks to all and this layman’s opinion that both Comey and McCabe have revealed their hand of utter desperation for they know that Hard Evidence (not conclusory) exists and it will display their culpability.

    These threads are huge, what attorney here as given their opinion that I may have missed?
    Thank you very much!

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  17. Linda says:

    P/TRUMP TWEET THIS MORNING IS A WARNING SHOT TO MUELLER:
    P/Trump’s Enemies are trying to plant Fake Evidence for Mueller to Indict P/Trump.

    SIGNAL TO MUELLER
    P/Trump is signally to Mueller– think before doing something stupid. Uranium One, taking a position of Special Counsel without a Crime AND did you know, or you should have known (Willful Blindness) that there is a Civil War created by the Largest Criminal Organization in U.S. History to intentionally destroy the Constitution and the U.S. by ACTS of Treason, Sedition, Subversion, Espionage, Racketeering, Perjury, Conspiracy etc….and are you Aiding and Abetting?

    20 CHESS BOARDS
    P/Trump Signals…I have not lost a battle in over 2 ½ years; I play 20 Chess Boards at the Same Time…each Chess Board being 5 dimensional Chess. Be very Careful in your next chess move.

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  18. Rynn69 says:

    This statement was obviously written some time ago as he knew the vast culpability of his vile client, Andrew McCabe.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Lucille says:

    Honestly! Pass me the bucket! Lefties make me hurl.

    President Trump has another response…

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  20. JayBee says:

    That so called expert on FBI disciplinary matters is eith a fool or just a liar. I spent almost 30 years with the FBI and I saw numerous cases where FBI OPR and DOJ OPR did investigations which were completed quickly to remove people just before retirement. He knows this, if he has been involved since 1994, so he must just be a liar. The difference is, it was usually street agents who got the ax before retirement. I am not saying it wasn’t deserved, and often was followed by criminal charges. Will McCabe’s? I doubt it. When people are in Executive level positions, they are almost immune to the same Integrity standards they expect of street agents. They should be held to a higher level…but are not. Two former OPR agents testified before Congress on this very matter, several years ago. Little changed. The tone of Mueller’s (and Comey’s) tenures as director was marked by a dual class system. The HBO’s (High Bureau Officials, my term) and the working agents. S group of us who served in DC and saw the dual system also referred to HQ executives as Bureau Upper Management Personnel (BUMP’s) because they got in the was of the real agents and the real work of the FBI. Just my opinion, but I was there.

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  21. Missing Andrew says:

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  22. truthbomb says:

    Can anyone imagine how it must feel to conspire to destroy someone, then have that conspiracy backfire and put you in the crosshairs? I think it’s called “hoist with his own petard”. LMAO.

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  23. The squawking grows louder as the hens ( Comey, Clapper, Brennan, McCabe, and more to come) realize the fox has entered the hen-house. IMO, they have been involved in sedition; indict them and fry them —sticking to the chicken metaphor.

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  24. Sara c says:

    Does anyone know if McCabe also lost his security clearance. When he was fired?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Yes, exactly right. This is how to keep him out of government service.

      Also, there have been occasions when the Congress and Senate have hired questionable people. Illegal aliens, Pakistani IT foreigners. criminals, etc.

      There should be security checks on the staff of all of the government employees since the Obama admin was lax and also the Bush admin and Clintonites should be re-checked.

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      • mashall says:

        This is where Sessions or his DOJ delegate must compel otherwise. One would hope National Security and the Necessary clearances would override any “separations of powers” argument.

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  25. RLC2 says:

    The word is spreading- getting some love over at Instapundit…
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291614/

    and pushback by obvious trolls, which is a confirmation of sorts too…
    what are they afraid of, the facts?

    “Can’t stop the signal, Mal…”

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  26. RLC2 says:

    Wondering if Browmwich has buyers remorse- in re: “Know Your Client” rule?
    Rule #1 is SHUT UP and let your lawyer do the talking…but McCabe cant help himself…
    “However, McCabe may have rectified his “singled out” status with his long statement criticizing his termination: In the middle of it is a line that could be viewed as incriminating fired FBI director James Comey, not just in leaking sensitive information but also in lying to Congress.”

    This is awkward:
    “If this was determined to be a leak with his approval, Comey likely would be labeled not just a leaker but a liar. Worse, his second-in-command just lost his pension after more than 20 years with the bureau, while Comey is about to cash in on a book and publicity tour potentially worth millions.
    Comey also will be releasing his book around the same time as the inspector general’s report is expected to be made public. The inspector general reportedly will detail a number of irregularities under Comey’s watch. So the book could look more like a work of fiction if the inspector general finds that the FBI was a mess under Comey’s “leadership.”

    http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/378919-mccabe-just-made-life-tough-for-comey-and-the-special-counsel

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  27. frank field says:

    WE WANT ARRESTS AND PROSECUTIONS

    DRAIN IT

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  28. dawndoe says:

    Test

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  29. Emmie says:

    “‘deplorable’ rush to judgment”? This guy has some gall to use the word deplorable.

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  30. jello333 says:

    Ha! Just noticed Bluto is in there… finally getting to enjoy a REAL toga party. 🙂

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  31. Mickturn says:

    McCabe and Crooked Lawyer: BOO Freekin’ HOO…hope you enjoy your time in PRISON with Bubba as a ‘Room Mate’! I’m sure your Lawyer will ‘be there with you’…har har har!

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  32. iwitness02 says:

    I like this “Bus Chuckin” that is going on. Comey/Prestep sp? Cointel. McCabe/Comey. Clinton/Stephens. Shiff/Nunes Holder/nation of cowards. Obama/America. The point is; they all know each other and they are turning on each other. They are taking themselves out. Sorros/human race. We are beginning to see the Hatfields and McCoys play out worldwide, but especially here at home. Daily, we are seeing the greatest news cycle of all times. Truth to the people. I Thank my Father in Heaven.

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  33. Andy should’ve thought about that pension before he signed on as one of the Hildebeast’s
    protectors

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