Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment

Andrew McCabe during a hearing on Capitol Hill while he was acting director of the FBI, May 11, 2017 (Reuters/Eric Thayer)
Despite swirling rumors, there’s no reason to infer a grand jury has rejected a proposed indictment of Andrew McCabe.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n coverage of the Andrew McCabe investigation, there seems to be a lot of adding two plus two and coming up with five.

The New York Times and Washington Post have reported that a grand jury met on Thursday in connection with a probe involving McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director. As I write this column on Friday evening, no indictment has been returned against McCabe. From this, and what seems to be some hopeful speculation about “hints of the case’s weakness” that could possibly have caused grand jurors to “balk,” the Times and the Post suggest that maybe the grand


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