Attorney General Sessions Fires McCabe

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FILE PHOTO:    Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington FILE PHOTO: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former No. 2 official who was deeply involved in the agency’s investigations of Hillary Clinton and Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election and was repeatedly criticized by President Donald Trump, he said on Friday.

“Based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” Sessions said.

McCabe’s dismissal came two days before his 50th birthday, when he would have been eligible to retire from the Federal Bureau of Investigation with his full pension. The firing – which comes nine months after Trump…

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Posted on 03/16/2018, in politics, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

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  2. From McCabe’s statement in response to his firing;

    “Here is the reality: I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey. The release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee revealed that I would corroborate former Director Comey’s accounts of his discussions with the President. The OIG’s focus on me and this report became a part of an unprecedented effort by the Administration, driven by the President himself, to remove me from my position, destroy my reputation, and possibly strip me of a pension that I worked 21 years to earn. The accelerated release of the report, and the punitive actions taken in response, make sense only when viewed through this lens. Thursday’s comments from the White House are just the latest example of this. “

    You can read it in its entirety on the Huffington Post.

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  3. Shady business at it’s best, so much dirty unhanded work at the biggest Daycare in America…The White House.

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  4. 2 days before he was eligible for full retirement. Trump is just a very mean little man.

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  5. yahtzeebutterfly

    My prediction is that McCabe, within one or two years, will have his full pension by some future court ruling.

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  6. Dear Xena,

    Two things can be true at the same time.It is possible that Mr. McCabe did do something wrong but that this was also a politically motivated firing which was pushed by the US president, to where the process by which Mr. McCabe could seek redress was rushed through at warped speed.

    President Trump’s response by tweet on the 17th of March to the news of Mr. McCabe being fired tells us all we need to know, “Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI — A great day for Democracy.”

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Gronda,
      Indeed, Trump’s response conveys that he was happy to hurt McCabe. There’s an earlier tweet where Trump mocked McCabe’s announcement of resigning and retirement. It conveys that he had no intent in allowing McCabe to stay in his position until retirement.

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  7. chump made Sessions fire McCabe. Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings. Thank Gawd for the 3 branches of government. I’m looking forward to seeing how all of this ends. And the sooner the better!

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    • Mindyme,
      The sooner the better is right! This country has been under stress from the day Trump took office. It’s always something, and his tweets produce nothing good.

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