RUMBLINGS: Ex-Trump Official Hints DOJ Probe Destroys McCabe’s Scheme To Retire With Juicy Pension
In a tweet Wednesday evening, former Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, revealed one of his sources told him that outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe cannot simply go on “terminal leave,” and then retire with a pension amid being subject to an active investigation by the Justice Department.
“Good News. Someone who really knows the score just informed me: Crooked McCabe CANNOT just go on Terminal Leave then retire & pick up his juicey USG pension whilst there is an open OPR investigation. (DoJ’s Office of Professional Development). McCabe is a bent cop. Period,” tweeted Dr. Gorka.
Someone who really knows the score just informed me:
Crooked McCabe CANNOT just go on Terminal Leave then retire & pick up his juicey USG pension whilst there is an open OPR investigation. (DoJ’s Office of Professional Development).
McCabe is a bent cop.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) February 1, 2018
A day after the New York Times reported FBI Director Christopher Wray confronted outgoing Deputy Director Andrew McCabe over unspecified findings in Horowitz’s report, the Washington Post revealed the embattled bureau official is being probed over his role in examining emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Washington Post reports:
The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, has been asking witnesses why FBI leadership seemed unwilling to move forward on the examination of emails found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)until late October — about three weeks after first being alerted to the issue, according to these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter. A key question of the internal investigation is whether McCabe or anyone else at the FBI wanted to avoid taking action on the laptop findings until after the Nov. 8 election, these people said. It is unclear whether the inspector general has reached any conclusions on that point.
Reporter Sara A. Carter told Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday evening that Michael Horowitz, Justice Department Inspector General, is investigating whether or not outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe asked bureau agents to “change their 302s.”
McCabe stepped down Monday, as first reported by NBC News.
McCabe, who served a brief stint as acting director of the bureau, was already expected to leave. He will stay on “terminal leave” until he is eligible to retire with benefits in March,” reports CNBC.
It’s currently unknown when the Inspector General’s report will be released.