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You’re Fired: Deputy FBI Director McCabe Axed Hours Before Retirement
Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa

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



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
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1 posted on 03/17/2018 5:16:46 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Sessions couldn’t 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.


2 posted on 03/17/2018 5:21:25 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Google Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC ...)
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To: Kaslin

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaahahahhahahahahahahahahahaaha


3 posted on 03/17/2018 5:21:30 AM PDT by JPJones (More tariffs, less income tax.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


4 posted on 03/17/2018 5:22:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Neoliberalnot

“50th birthday, when he would have become eligible for full retirement benefits.”

Gov workers retiring when they’re 50.

That’s got to end.


5 posted on 03/17/2018 5:22:34 AM PDT by JPJones (More tariffs, less income tax.)
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 03/17/2018 5:23:46 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: Kaslin

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.


7 posted on 03/17/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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To: JPJones

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.


8 posted on 03/17/2018 5:26:52 AM PDT by angcat (THANK YOU LORD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!!!)
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To: angcat

McCabe will lose his medical at least.


9 posted on 03/17/2018 5:30:39 AM PDT by madison10 (Pray for President Trump and his family)
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To: angcat

Pay your medical bills while the 56 year old retired gov worker in his 100,000 RV is off the next campground.


10 posted on 03/17/2018 5:32:34 AM PDT by JPJones (More tariffs, less income tax.)
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To: Kaslin
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.”

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.

11 posted on 03/17/2018 5:35:10 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Kaslin

I love a happy ending. In the sequel I hear he goes to prison.


12 posted on 03/17/2018 5:37:28 AM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: olezip

Meanwhile Comey, page, ohr, struck, and a bunch of other crooks couldn’t sleep last night waiting for their turn in the chopper.


13 posted on 03/17/2018 5:39:53 AM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: Kaslin


14 posted on 03/17/2018 5:39:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Republican 66 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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To: Neoliberalnot

No Pot of Gold for the Irishman.

I want to see them all in cuffs. McCabe, Clapper, Comey.....


15 posted on 03/17/2018 5:41:52 AM PDT by Tx Angel (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Kaslin

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.


16 posted on 03/17/2018 5:45:17 AM PDT by Midwesterner53
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To: angcat

should have gone to work for FBI


17 posted on 03/17/2018 5:45:43 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: Kaslin

Swampers know there’s 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.


18 posted on 03/17/2018 5:46:03 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Vigilanteman
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.

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.


19 posted on 03/17/2018 5:49:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Republican 66 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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To: Kaslin

BENT


20 posted on 03/17/2018 5:49:07 AM PDT by klimeckg
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