Just days before he plans to officially retire, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe might be fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a source told CNN.
The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended McCabe be fired after an internal DOJ watchdog report found that McCabe misled investigators who were probing his choice to allow FBI officials to discuss the bureau’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation with the media.
If Sessions fires McCabe, who has spent over 20 years at the bureau, he might lose his pension.
The report is part of an ongoing probe into how investigations prior to the 2016 election were handled at the Justice Department and the FBI, including the investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s emails.
“The Department follows a prescribed process by which an employee may be terminated,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement. That process includes recommendations from career employees and no termination decision is final until the conclusion of that process.”
McCabe has been on leave since he stepped down from his post as Deputy Director back in January. President Donald Trump has gone after McCabe publicly several times, calling him a “Comey friend” who “got $700,000 from H[illary Clinton] for wife[‘s political campaign]”!
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