Embattled FBI Dep. Director McCabe, Retiring Instead of Being Fired
Deputy FBI Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe, 49 anni, plans to retire very soon after coming under heavy criticism from congressional Republicans.
Mr. McCabe has served as the #2 boss at the FBI since February 2016, and would leave some time after he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits in March.
The FBI didn’t respond to a request for comment.
President Donald Trump responded quickly to the report:
House Republicans have demanded to know what discussions Mr. McCabe might have had in Y 2016 with 2 FBI officials who exchanged text messages critical of President Trump.
1 of them referred to a meeting in “Andy’s office” where they discussed “that there’s no way” Trump would be elected but “we can’t take that risk.” A direct reference to boss Andrew McCabe.
Republicans suggest that this may have spawned an action plan for the FBI to exploit the Steele Dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump that was compiled by the former British M-6 spy and financed largely by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The irresponsible FBI officials, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, are no longer part of the investigation, which is being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Mr. McCabe also came under Republican criticism in Y 2016 when he helped oversee the Hillary Clinton e-Mail investigation even though his wife had accepted donations from Democratic political organizations for an unsuccessful election bid in Y 2015 to the Virginia state senate.
The FBI said in a statement at the time that Mr. McCabe “played no role” in his wife’s campaign “and did not participate in fundraising or support of any kind.”
“He ought to be replaced. And I have said that before and I have said it to people who can do it,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told reporters earlier this month.
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?
Mr. McCabe joined the FBI in Y 1996 and held management positions in the Counterterrorism Divison and the Washington field office.
He became the FBI’s acting director after James Comey was sacked by President Trump last May, and served in that role until 2 August when a new Director, Christopher Wray, took charge.
In a major move this week Director Wray recently reassigned another Top official, FBI GC (general counsel) James Baker, to a different role within the agency.
The demotion of “the Bureau’s” General Counsel is a signal that things are very off on the 7th floor and that anti-Trump heads are rolling.
President Donald Trump unleashed on deputy Andrew McCabe and former FBI Director James Comey, in a series of Saturday Tweets.
“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?” Trump Tweeted.
Jame Comey made a comment on the move, hinting in a Twitter post at the motivations behind Mr. Baker’s demotion is political. Humm…
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