The Department of Justice announced Friday that it would not pursue charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe following a yearslong investigation into whether he lied to the department about having authorization to leak information to the media during an agency investigation in 2016.
In a letter to McCabe's counsel, the Justice Department called the case officially "closed."
"We write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe," the brief letter said.
In 2018, the Justice Department opened an investigation into McCabe after Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a criminal referral for him, accusing him of lying.
As such, another possible fallout from the closing of McCabe's case could be the implication of former FBI Director James Comey.