FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe Fired Two Days Before Retirement
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, two days before McCabe was set to retire
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been fired, effective immediately the Department of Justice said late Friday night. The decision comes as FBI officials recommended his firing, as they wait for a Department of Justice Inspector General report critical of him to be released.
In a statement, the Department of Justice said “the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.”
The decision, not unexpected, came two days before McCabe was set to retire Sunday. The 49-year-old is likely to keep at least some of his pension.
In a phone interview with CBS News, McCabe said he “rejects the findings in the [Inspector General] report,” calling it “misleading and unfair.”
“I strongly believe this is the latest chapter in a yearlong attack on my credibility and service to the country,” McCabe said.
In a statement, McCabe said “to have my career end in this way, and to be accused of lacking candor when at worst I was distracted in the midst of chaotic events, is incredibly disappointing and unfair. But it will not erase the important work I was privileged to be a part of, the results of which will in the end be revealed for the country to see.”
McCabe said he was notified of his firing by a press release.
Former Depury Director Andrew McCabe has been terminated per DOJ
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) March 17, 2018
One leaker down. More to go. https://t.co/opNwRelx1T
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) March 17, 2018
Corrupt FBI deputy director (2nd in command) Andrew McCabe FIRED! How you like them apples Mueller! We're MAGA. You're next.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 17, 2018
Andrew McCabe should be able to find money through Terry McAuliffe who subsidize his wife with DNC funds to run for a Virginia Senate seat.
— 🎙Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) March 17, 2018