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Chaos Watch! Jeff Sessions Announces He's Firing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe a Day Before His Retirement

Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 7:09:22 pm

Whoa now.

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.

And something really stinks here.

Serious mistake at Fox News. A draft story has accidentally been published and is live online saying Andrew McCabe has been fired. https://t.co/8QXZYTbzli pic.twitter.com/qmcLAc62Ng

— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 16, 2018

UPDATE at 3/16/18 7:19:03 pm by Charles Johnson

JUST IN: Statement from Andrew McCabe: "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.” https://t.co/bXZo0iH03Y pic.twitter.com/apBLbjbQj5

— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) March 17, 2018