The Justice Department has fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, this Friday. This move strips him of his pension just days before he officially retires. “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” says Attorney General Jeff Sessions. So why Deputy FBI Chief Andrew McCabe is fired? Let’s find out.
McCabe, 49, talked about planning to retire in January. But a confidential DOJ inspector general report made the recommendation that he be fired. He authorized FBI officials for speaking to the press about the investigation of Hilary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. This is what lead to the recommendation for firing him.
Sessions’ says that the decision for firing McCabe came after the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility then reviewed the report. He concluded that the deputy director should be canned. McCabe says that the dismissal is a part of Trump administration’s “war” against the FBI.
The Wall Street Journal article which came from FBI’s interview; authorized by McCabe under the White House narrative that he pushed for Clinton. The Journal story got published two days afterward. Then-FBI director James Comey made the announcement in a letter to the Congress that the bureau was going to reopen its investigation into Clinton’s usage of a private email server. Deputy FBI Chief Andrew McCabe is fired amidst all this.
Sessions’ has made accusations against G-man, who became the acting director of the FBI when President Trump fired Comey the previous year. Comey was fired for lying when questioned of the leak.
“The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability,”
says the Attorney General. McCabe however, denies that he lied regarding the interview.
“I absolutely never misled the inspector general in any way,”
says McCabe in an interview with CNN. Deputy FBI Chief Andrew McCabe is fired whereas he was slated for retirement on Sunday.