Should the FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe be terminated PRIOR to receiving his full retirement benefits? What say you AG Jeff Sessions?
The FBI determined in an internal review that former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should be terminated, according to a report from The New York Times.
That leaves Attorney General Jeff Sessions in charge of determining whether to fire McCabe, who is set to retire with full benefits on Sunday.
The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility issued the recommendation after receiving information from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The watchdog has been conducting an investigation of the bureau’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
Horowitz has reportedly determined that McCabe encouraged FBI officials to speak to the media about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
A McCabe associate spoke to the Wall Street Journal in Oct. 2016 for an article about a bureaucratic standoff between the FBI and Justice Department over its various investigations into Clinton. The McCabe-linked source shot down an allegation that McCabe tried to stymie an investigation into the Clinton family charity.
While it does not appear that the source provided classified information, disclosure of ongoing investigations is typically not allowed.
Horowitz also determined that McCabe was not forthcoming to investigators when asked about his involvement in the matter.
Horowitz is expected to release a report on his findings next month. His investigation has already led to the demotion of Peter Strzok, a former FBI counterintelligence official who worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Horowitz’s investigators discovered text messages between Strzok and Lisa Page, a McCabe deputy, in which they were heavily critical of President Donald Trump. Strzok was removed from the Mueller team in July, though the reason for his ouster was not reported until December.
It is expected that Sessions will fire McCabe, who has become a target of President Trump’s ire, according to The Times.
One focal point for Trump has been McCabe’s wife’s political connections to allies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions in 2015 from a political committee controlled by then-Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close ally of the Clintons.
McCabe was not deputy director at the time and was not involved in the Clinton investigation before it was first closed in July 2016. McCabe did recuse himself from a separate investigation into McAuliffe’s campaign finances.
Problem is that the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife!
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!
McCabe stepped down as deputy director in January following a meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray.
A spokeswoman for the Justice Department acknowledged to The Times that McCabe’s employment is under review.
So the FBI office that handles employee discipline has recommended firing the bureau’s former deputy director. Why wouldn’t Attorney General Jeff Sessions accept this recomendation after all that Andrew McCabe has done. Come on man! This dude played a big role in the mishandling of sensitive information and misled investigators. Why should this moron retire with full benefits when he’s lucky he’s not put in jail?
How this guy lasted 22 years at the FBI is beyond me, especially after all the crimes committed by Hillary Clinton and her private email server and all the pay-to-play scandals involved with the Clinton Foundation. How is it the FBI never went after Clinton for all of her dirty dealings? Most will admit the Clinton Foundation was nothing more than a global crime syndicate involved with one big global crime family.
The FBI was totally bias in it’s handling of the Trump administration, the FISA warrant and the Trump-Russia investigation. All that points back to Comey, Mueller and McCabe.
McCabe, the deputy director of the FBI who helped lead the investigation into Hillary’s private email scandal is married to the Virginia state senate candidate that Hillary’s BFF – Gov. Terry McAuliffe gave nearly $500K to through his PAC. The senate candidate was none other than Jill McCabe, Andrew McCabe’s wife.
Oh, the web we weave.
So what say you? Should AG Sessions FIRE McCabe and send him packing days before he receives a full pension at taxpayers expense? Will Jeff Sessions do the right think? OR will this scumbag be let off the hook? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Resource: The Daily Caller