Former FBI official McCabe asks Senate panel for immunity

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is requesting immunity in exchange for testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

The Judiciary panel invited McCabe to a hearing about an upcoming report from the department’s inspector general that is expected to be critical of the FBI over the handling of a 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton.

In a Monday letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an attorney for McCabe asked for a deal that McCabe’s testimony could not be used against him in a criminal case. The request comes after the inspector general’s office issued a criminal referral about McCabe to federal prosecutors.

McCabe was fired in March after an internal report found he had misled investigators about his role in a news media disclosure in October 2016.

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