Andrew McCabe Asks Justice Dept. Whether Grand Jury Rejected Charges

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the former F.B.I. deputy director Andrew G. McCabe, a frequent target of President Trump, have asked federal prosecutors whether a secret grand jury refused to indict him, which would be a sign that the government is struggling to make a case against him.

In a letter sent late on Thursday, defense lawyers asked whether a grand jury had considered charges against Mr. McCabe, who is being investigated over whether he lied to internal investigators about interactions with news media. The letter came a day after the Justice Department told Mr. McCabe’s lawyers that it had rejected their appeal to the deputy attorney general to drop the case.

“It is clear that no indictment has been returned,” the lawyers wrote, citing coverage of the case by The New York Times and The Washington Post.

[Read their letter.]

Their letter was the latest attempt by Mr. McCabe to stave off charges in the highly unusual and politically charged case.

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