Trump just fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

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With only two days left before FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was scheduled to retire with his full pension, Attorney General Jeff Sessions bowed to President Trump’s pressure and fired McCabe, leaving him without a retirement fund after over 21 years of government service.



Sessions didn’t acknowledge the president’s involvement in the decision, citing only the report issued by the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility which investigated McCabe’s conduct during the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton and concluded that he lied about his role in the unauthorized disclosure of details of the ongoing investigation to the press.

McCabe, after unsuccessfully trying to convince Sessions and the Justice Department over the last few days that his firing so close to his already planned departure was unjustified, slammed the vindictive action as an attempt by the Trump administration “to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally.”

He issued a lengthy statement addressing the firing and what he considers the Trump administration’s attempt at revenge for his telling the truth about the president’s conversations with his former boss ex-FBI Director James Comey.

 

Read the entire passionately angry statement by now former FBI Director Andrew McCabe here:


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