FBI Deputy Director Did Not Include Wife's Ties to Clinton Ally in Financial Disclosure Forms

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March 15, 2017

Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations who aided the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, did not report his wife Jill's salary or campaign donations in financial disclosure forms. McCabe's forms were filed with the Office of Government Ethics, and were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act, according to Fox News.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on Nov. 7, 2016 that Hillary Clinton bundlers and Clinton ally Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe were major donors to Jill McCabe's Virginia state senate campaign.

The donations from Clinton bundlers and McAuliffe's political action committee totaled nearly $600,000; however, none of these donations appeared on the 2015 "Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report" filed by McCabe.

According to an FBI spokesman the financial disclosure forms were marked as "in compliance with applicable laws and regulations" when they were filed in July after McCabe was granted a 44-day filing extension.

While there is a box on the forms for spousal income, the Office of Government Ethics does not require that executive branch personnel fill it out. Political donations to a spouse's campaign are also not required to be disclosed. OGE justifies their decision citing a lower level of transparency for spouses.

The man responsible for filing the FOIA and sharing the findings with Fox News is retired FBI agent Jeff Daniq.

"If it's not required, then why is there a spot on the form for spouse's income?" he said to Fox News.