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After Trump Scorn, Deputy FBI Director Sacked 2 Days To His Retirement

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Few days after the sack of Rex Tillerson, the U.S. Secretary of State by President Donald Trump,  Andrew McCabe, the Deputy Director of Federal Bureau Of Investigation, FBI, has been sacked for lying to investigators reviewing the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

His sacking came late on Friday, March 16, 2018. Mr Sessions, who heads the justice department, said it was the result of “an extensive and fair investigation” by his department and the FBI

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Andrew McCabe, the Deputy Director of Federal Bureau Of Investigation | BBC

The sack made possible by the Justice Department, dealt a big blow to McCabe, as his firing came just days before his retirement and a guarantee of a lifetime pension.

“Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement on Friday, March 16, 2018.

“After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, OIG, provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, OPR,” Sessions said.

“The FBI’s OPR then reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe. Both 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 FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability.  As the OPR proposal stated, ‘all FBI employees know that lacking candor under oath results in dismissal and that our integrity is our brand.’”

McCabe hit back in a fiery response of his own.

“This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally,” McCabe said.

“It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.”

McCabe’s firing marked stunning fall for a man who was No. 2 at the bureau for a time under Comey, ran it and even was reportedly on President Trump’s short list for the directorship.

Read more at BBC

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