Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appeal to avoid criminal charges rejected by Trump administration: Report

If this holds out (we have not seen the actual indictment, just a reporter's tweet), The U.S. Department of Justice just took a sharp turn down a dark, winding road that leads the country right off a cliff.

Katie Benner, NYT Justice Department reporter:

Today Deputy AG Jeff Rosen told ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that he rejected his appeal to avoid criminal charges related to his lack of candor with federal agents.

Lack of candor apparently now a crime.

PHOTO: Andrew McCabe arrives to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington. [REUTERS]