Clinton crony forced out of FBI following release of FISA abuse memo
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering firing FBI Deputy Director and Clinton ally Andrew McCabe, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended to Sessions that McCabe be fired, stemming from a Justice Department watchdog report claiming he misled investigators on aspects of the Clinton Foundation investigation and Hillary Clinton’s email server probe.
“The Department follows a prescribed process by which an employee may be terminated. That process includes recommendations from career employees and no termination decision is final until the conclusion of that process. We have no personnel announcements at this time,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.
The move could come just days before McCabe is set to retire on March 18, which poses a danger to his pension as a 21-year veteran to the bureau.
FBI Director Christopher Wray abruptly removed McCabe from the bureau after reading the 4-page “Nunes memo,” which details how the FBI failed to disclose to a FISA court judge that the debunked Steele dossier was paid for by the Clinton campaign when seeking a search warrant for Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
President Trump criticized McCabe and the rest of the FBI leadership following the revelations last month.
“The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans – something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago. Rank & File are great people!” he tweeted in February.
McCabe’s political bias surfaced in December when FBI investigators Peter Strzok and mistress Lisa Page suggested McCabe was aware that the Russia investigation was more of an “insurance policy” meant to derail Trump should he actually win the presidency.
But McCabe’s bias was already known when reports emerged last May showing a Clinton-connected Super PAC gave his wife $700,000 for her Virginia state Senate race in 2015.
“How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?” he tweeted last year.