The FBI’s 2nd in command was just fired by the Trump Administration, denying him his pension just two days before he planned to retire.
Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday night. He’s served in the FBI for 21 years.
Sessions said MCabe was fired for unauthorized disclosure of information to a reporter. But McCabe says the information he shared was “not a leak,” and that his firing is an effort to discredit him as a witness.
He said in a statement, “Here is the reality: I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey. The release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee revealed that I would corroborate Former Director Comey’s accounts of his discussions with the President.”
President Trump’s lawyer quickly used McCabe’s firing to call for the Russia investigation. Trump also sent out a tweet immediately after the firing stating, “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 the corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!”
However, McCabe might still be able to get his pension if he can work for Congress for just two more days, which a Democratic Representative from Wisconsin has already offered to accommodate.