“FBI agents who lie ‘have no credibility’: Robert Ray”
After conducting an internal investigation, the Department of Justice reportedly concluded that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe was not forthcoming with his investigation into how the federal spy agency handled its probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
“It’s a big deal, because if there’s a finding that he was not forthcoming, as you point out, that’s a big deal within the FBI,” former Whitewater independent counsel Robert Ray told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Thursday. “Agents don’t lie. If agents lie, they are of no use to prosecutors in prosecuting or bringing cases, because they have no credibility. That’s the standard, it applies to line agents and it applies all the way up to the director of the FBI.”
But Ray dismissed calls for an independent counsel to investigate McCabe, saying that until the report is released in its entirety – it’s expected to be made available in the spring – he was uncertain whether an outside investigation was warranted.