In Politico’s write-up of the DOJ refusing to prosecute McCabe, they point out something of note:
McCabe’s lawyers were told last September that he should expect to be indicted on charges stemming from inaccurate statements he made to FBI investigators about his actions around the time of the 2016 election. However, no indictment was ever returned, leading to speculation that the Washington-based grand jury probing the matter took the rare step of rejecting charges.
Perhaps this wasn’t Barr and the DOJ refusing to prosecute, but the grand jury refusing to indict.
As Will Chamberlain points out:
Honestly this makes sense
Barr’s Justice Department told McCabe to expect an indictment in September
Seems weird that they would just flip on a dime
Unless they couldn’t convince a DC grand jury to indict
— Will Chamberlain 🇺🇸 (@willchamberlain) February 14, 2020
As Politico writes, this is speculation. But it does indicate that there may be more to this story than simply Barr and the DOJ letting McCabe walk free.
I’ve argued already today that I don’t believe there’s any reason as of yet to lose faith in Barr. By all appearances it seems like he’s trying to do the right thing.