McCabe's probe was a 2-year-long legal standoff.
Flynn, embroiled in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's iuvestigation of Russian m meddling in the 2016 election, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition in which Donald Trump took office, but asked to withdraw the plea in January after the government reversed its position and made it clear that it did not intend to pursue a lenient sentence and recommended a six-month jail sentence. It is likely to further agitate Trump, who has repeatedly and loudly complained that the Justice Department has pursued his former aides and advisers but not prosecuted his perceived political foes.
And the US Attorney in DC has been under fire this week following the Justice Department forcing the office to lessen the sentencing recommendation for Trump confidant Roger Stone after the President tweeted that the department's treatment of his friend was unfair.
Justice Dept. Declines to Charge Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
The investigation into McCabe began after Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz reported that McCabe misled investigators about the leak about the Clinton Foundation to the Wall Street Journal in 2016.
The Justice Department will not charge Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
"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.More news: We Now Have An Official Name For The Coronavirus Disease: COVID-19
Reacting on CNN, where he is now a contributor, McCabe said that it was an "absolute disgrace" that it took two years for the Justice Department to reach what he called the "obvious conclusion" - that he said could have been drawn "a long, long time ago".
Despite saying he was happy with the conclusion, McCabe called it an "absolute disgrace" that the DOJ and U.S. attorney's office took two years before they "finally drew the obvious conclusion".
McCab has acknowledged he lied but has denied that he did it intentionally. The article recounted a particularly tense phone call between McCabe and a senior Justice Department official.More news: Woods fades to five adrift at PGA Genesis Invitational
As such, another possible fallout from the closing of McCabe's case could be the implication of former FBI Director James Comey.
McCabe has been a target of Trump's attacks since even before he was elected, after news emerged in the fall of 2016 that McCabe's wife had accepted campaign contributions from a political action committee associated with ex-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe during an unsuccessful run for the state Senate there.More news: Klobuchar leads in very first overnight New Hampshire primary votes