Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night accepted the recommendation that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who took the reins of the agency during the turbulent days after the abrupt firing of James Comey, be terminated — two days before he was to retire and become eligible for full pension benefits.
Though McCabe — who has been attacked by President Donald Trump — stepped down as deputy director in late January, he remained on the federal payroll, planning to retire on Sunday. McCabe’s termination was recommended by the agency he served for 21 years and places his federal pension in jeopardy. This is all part of Trump’s draining the swamp. Next, he should get rid of Sessions and take Rosenstein with him and put somebody tough in there. Notice you never hear the Democrats complain about Sessions because he is their puppet in there. Trump’s biggest mistake was hiring Sessions.
The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility proposed the termination, based on the findings of the Justice Department’s inspector general. That office has been examining the bureau’s handling of the Clinton e-mail investigation.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire.
Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”
The move will likely cost McCabe a significant portion of his retirement benefits, though it is possible he could bring a legal challenge. McCabe has been fighting vigorously to keep his job, and on Thursday, he spent nearly four hours inside the Justice Department pleading his case. Sunday is McCabe’s 50th birthday, which would have made him eligible for certain substantial retirement benefits, however; he will most likely put up a legal fight to receive his pension.
As previously reported, according to the New YorkTimes, McCabe authorized a leak to the Wall Street Journal which led to an October 2016 article that revealed an internal dispute between the FBI and DOJ about how to handle Hillary Clinton’s email investigation that had just been reopened after classified emails were found on Weiner’s laptop.
Americans should not fund McCabe’s pension after what he did to weaponize the FBI, mislead the FISA court among other criminal actions.
This is just like Lois Lerner all over again. Corrupt IRS official Lois Lerner is receiving a fat pension despite targeting conservative organizations.
There is so much corruption and collusion at the top of these organizations and everyone is in bed with each other. Hillary’s illegal involvement with Russia in paying off an English spy with Russian connections 12 million dollars laundered thru the law firm Fusion GPS to write a phony dossier on Trump filled with Russian lies so they can get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump’s man Carter Page, her illegal smashing subpoenaed blackberries and bleach biting and acid washing 30,000 subpoenaed e-mails and selling uranium to Russia for 145 million dollars to her foundation are the biggest scandals in American history and all the media cares about is Trump, Russia and Stormy Daniels. Journalism is truly dead.