FBI ‘Bad Actor’ Andy McCabe Sacked, Stripped of Pension
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s former Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe Friday night, 2 days before he was to retire.
AG Sessions made his decision after the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that Mr. McCabe be dismissed for not being forthcoming about authorizing discussions with a reporter about a pending investigation, aka lying to other FBI investigators.
“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,” AG Sessions said in a statement.
He also said: “The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability.” Which means that there are several other of the Hussein Obama loyalist in the cross-hairs.
Last December, President Trump Tweeted: “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!”
Because Mr. McCabe was fired Friday, he lost out on an annual pension of nearly $60,000 under formulas published by the US Office of Personnel Management for law-enforcement officers, according to news reports.
Mr. McCabe most likely will be docked that amount from his contributions until he reaches just under 57 years of age or as late as 62 anni.
Further, Mr. McCabe most likely will also lose other benefits from serving in law enforcement, as well health and medical benefits.
And getting another job in law-enforcement is thoughtful, as the possibility of a criminal indictment for his acts is likely forthcoming.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s professional responsibility office found that Mr. McCabe misled (lied) Justice Department officials about his role in letting bureau officials talk to a reporter about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation in October 2016.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attacked Mr. McCabe Thursday, a day when he was meeting with Justice Department officials to appeal his case.
“We do think it is well-documented that he has had some very troubling behavior and by most accounts a bad actor and should have some cause for concern,” Ms. Sanders said in a briefing for reporters.
Trump and Republicans railed against Mr. McCabe for his role in the FBI’s decision against charging Democrat Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information in her use of private e-Mail when she was Secretary of State.
The Justice Department’s IG also has investigated decisions made in the department and FBI before the Y 2016 Presidential election, including events and actions involving Mr. McCabe and political activities of several others, and plans to release its findings in the coming weeks.
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