Washington Post: Ex-FBI No. 2 official faces prospect of criminal charges

Washington Post: Ex-FBI No. 2 official faces prospect of criminal charges.

FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe faces the prospect of an indictment after his attorneys were unable to persuade senior Justice Department officials not to pursue charges. (Alex Brandon, File/AP)
FILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe faces the prospect of an indictment after his attorneys were unable to persuade senior Justice Department officials not to pursue charges. (Alex Brandon, File/AP)
September 12, 2019 at 2:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s wrath, faces the prospect of an indictment after his attorneys were unable to persuade senior Justice Department officials not to pursue charges.

Two people familiar with the matter said Thursday that the deputy attorney general declined an appeal from McCabe’s lawyers aimed at preventing a prosecution.

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