Andrew McCabe was among the highest-ranking of all FBI officials. He had both power and influence over America’s largest and most influential law enforcement agency.
He now faces termination and the loss of his entire FBI pension.
The reasons are apparently many but most prominent among them are Mr. McCabe’s fervent anti-Trump and pro-Hillary bias that might very well have resulted in the FBI being weaponized (with the likely full approval of former President Barack Obama) during the 2016 Election.
Via NBC News:
WASHINGTON — The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who remains on the payroll — a move that could put the veteran official’s pension at risk, according to officials familiar with the process.
The recommendation is now before Attorney General Jeff Sessions. OPR has already determined that McCabe should be fired and it’s now up to Sessions whether to reverse that recommendation or to accept it.
McCabe — who has been attacked by President Donald Trump and other Republicans for alleged anti-Trump bias inside the FBI — is due to retire this weekend. If Sessions were to fire him before then, it would place McCabe’s federal pension at risk.
The OPR recommendation that he be thrown off the payroll follows an internal report from the DOJ inspector general that concluded McCabe was not fully forthcoming in answers about whether he talked to a reporter about the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation.
McCabe is a civil service employee who can’t be fired without evidence of wrongdoing.