It gives off that stench because of its nasty, near-inexplicable timing, created to deny McCabe his full pension less than two days before he would have earned it. His dismissal before retirement may affect his pension. The move came amid an internal Department of Justice investigation which found that McCabe had approved unauthorized disclosures to the media about the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and later was not entirely forthcoming about the incident. Sessions also said McCabe “lacked candor – including under oath – on multiple occasions”.
Andrew McCabe is reported to have had at least three meetings with Donald Trump and kept memos of those interactions. McCabe said he answered questions as fully and truthfully as he could and that when he thought comments were misunderstood, contacted investigators immediately to clarify.
Horowitz’s report findings were referred to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, who recommended McCabe’s termination. Given that Comey’s memos led to Mueller’s appointment, Trump’s feeling defensive.
McCabe was sacked just days before he would have been eligible for a lifetime pension after it was determined by career officials at the DOJ and FBI that he lied to investigators reviewing the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server. Pocan wants McCabe to work with his office on election security.
“President Trump had nothing to do with McCabe being fired”.
McCabe’s wife ran as a Democrat for a Virginia state Senate seat in 2015, and she received donations from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s super PAC.
However, the allegations have been disputed by McCabe, that it was an attack on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement, and slandered him on a personal level, as reported by Fox News. Trump denied asking this.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. And every FBI agent investigating matters that Trump finds uncomfortable, every intelligence officer reporting on Russian efforts to corrupt our democracy, every career civil servant doing his or her duty in the face of political pressure has been sent a chilling message: Cross the president at your peril. Trump did not provide details to support the allegations.
In comments to The New York Times, McCabe said he was being singled out “because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey”.
It seems to parallel that with former FBI Director James Comey.
Mr Dowd had said he was speaking for the President.