Skip to comments.You’re Fired: Deputy FBI Director McCabe Axed Hours Before Retirement
Posted on 03/17/2018 5:16:46 AM PDT by Kaslin
It’s over. Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe has been fired from the bureau. The announcement occurred a little after 10 P.M. The move comes around two days prior to McCabe receiving his hefty pension package. That is now in doubt, though The Washington Post said McCabe could file a lawsuit to receive full benefits. He spoke with FBI officials for four hours this week to ensure he wasn’t terminated before his pre-determined retirement. McCabe was forced out of his position at the FBI in January, but he wasn't fired. He was put on something called "terminal leave," where he remains employed at the FBI until his retirement that was set to be later this month. It would've allowed him to obtain that $1.8 million pension that was lined up (via WaPo):
Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire.
Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”
The move will likely cost McCabe a significant portion of his retirement benefits, though it is possible he could bring a legal challenge. McCabe has been fighting vigorously to keep his job, and on Thursday, he spent nearly four hours inside the Justice Department pleading his case.
McCabe was cited for improperly disclosing the friction between the Department of Justice and the FBI over the investigation into the Clinton Foundation to The Wall Street Journal, and for misleading investigators when questioned about it in a DOJ inspector general report. Due to this revelation, the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended his termination.
In a statement, Attorney Jeff Sessions explained why he decided to terminate McCabe effective immediately:
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).
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.”
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.
UPDATE: McCabe says the Obama-appointed IG is singling him out.
FULL TEXT: Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe releases statement on firing, says effort driven by the president himself "to remove me from my position, destroy my reputation, and possibly strip me of a pension that I worked 21 years to earn." pic.twitter.com/1sCqxZysG1— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 17, 2018
McCabe accuses IG Horowitz, an Obama appointee, of singling him out to appease Trump. https://t.co/gurWfkqUgs— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) March 17, 2018
UPDATE II: President Trump says McCabe firing is a “great day for democracy.”
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
Sessions couldnt have timed the firing this corrupt piece of lawyer dung any better. McCabe was expected to retire this Sunday, his 50th birthday, when he would have become eligible for full retirement benefits. Sessions decision to fire McCabe, who briefly served as the interim director of the FBI, will likely severely limit those benefits. McCabe needs 20 years Of cage rest, better yet as catchy rope.
Since his leaking was so helpful in getting Hillary Clinton elected president, then maybe he can appeal to her office for restoration of his pension.
“50th birthday, when he would have become eligible for full retirement benefits.”
Gov workers retiring when they’re 50.
That’s got to end.
Flynn was accused of lying inder oath and lost everything, including his house, defending himself and was forced to plea bargain. McCabe should be charged. But I doubt it will happen.
This makes my head explode. Medical for life while I pay 20% of my thyroid surgery tons of bills that are two years old and counting.
McCabe will lose his medical at least.
Pay your medical bills while the 56 year old retired gov worker in his 100,000 RV is off the next campground.
McCabe continues his lying by saying he is innocent!
What are the FBI agents under him saying about his ouster?
This was a good move to restore candor and integrity to the Department of Justice.
I love a happy ending. In the sequel I hear he goes to prison.
Meanwhile Comey, page, ohr, struck, and a bunch of other crooks couldn’t sleep last night waiting for their turn in the chopper.
No Pot of Gold for the Irishman.
I want to see them all in cuffs. McCabe, Clapper, Comey.....
McCabe’s famous gathering of senior FBI officials after the election where he supposedly said, First we F Flynn and then we F Trump actually turned out to be himself getting the big F ing before Trump ever did. Glad to see him fired and gone.
should have gone to work for FBI
Swampers know theres always another job on offer no matter how incompetent or corrupt they are.
The reason they stay in that febrile, stinking place with its traffic, horrible year round weather and ugly buildings is the gold plated pension. I hope McCabe and his family are feeling a sense of untethered panic right now and I hope every other craven, leaking, backstabbing cretin in DC is feeling the same.
She could hire him to pick her up off the ground when she has a drunken sprawl and to keep her colostomy bag empty and clean.
After all - Bill is never around when she needs a little help and McCabe doesn't mind getting crap all over himself.
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