The attorney general of the United States, Jeff Sessions, fired ex FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe after McCabe was accused by political prejudice by President Donald Trump.
In January of 2018, McCabe resigned as deputy director and was placed on administrative leave. He was involved in the FBI investigation targeting Hillary Clinton’s emails and the alleged implication of Russia in the presidential elections.
The sacking comes two days before the McCabe turns 50 years old, when he was supposed to retire with full pension. The decision has been determined by an internal investigation that concluded that Andrew McCabe made an unauthorized disclosure to the media.
In a statement on Friday, Jeff Sessions said that based on the report of the inspector general and based on FBI’s findings, Andrew McCabe has been fired.
Andrew McCabe said that his sacking represents an attack on his credibility and that this is part of a bigger effort to discredit the American intelligence community.
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Andrew McCabe things that he was targeted because of the events he witnessed and the role he played in the firing of former FBI director James Comey.
President Donald Trump often criticized McCabe in December writing that the deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, wants to retire with full benefits.