Investigators sent the case against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to a federal prosecutor for potential criminal charges, according to The Washington Post.
The Justice Department inspector general referred the case to a prosecutor in Washington, D.C. The DOJ has accused McCabe of lying to investigators under oath as well as misleading his former boss, then-FBI Director James Comey.
It's important to note the referral doesn't mean McCabe will be charged with a crime. It does mean the prosecutor has the power to bring charges.
McCabe was fired in mid-March on accusations he lacked candor; the DOJ report seems to back up that narrative.
McCabe has denied any wrongdoing and claims his firing was politically motivated. McCabe did set up a GoFundMe page to raise donations for his legal defense; that might suggest he was preparing for possible criminal charges.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.