FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe Fired Two Days Before Retirement

FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe Fired Two Days Before Retirement

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.



(CBS)

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