Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on March 16th with just hours to go before he was set to retire with a fat, taxpayer funded pension.
McCabe immediately released an angry statement following his firing.
He blasted President Trump for tweeting about him and calling for him to him to be stripped of his pension. McCabe also claimed he was being singled out for what he witnessed in the aftermath of Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
On Friday, Andrew McCabe defended himself against his firing in a scathing op-ed for the Washington Post.
“Not in my worst nightmares did I ever dream my FBI career would end this way..” McCabe says in his op-ed.
Hey, McCabe, we’re sure General Flynn feels the same way after Deep State criminals, led by you ruined his career.
McCabe describes the moment he found out he was fired:
So, after two decades of public service, I found out that I had been fired in the most disembodied, impersonal way — third-hand, based on a news account. Shortly after getting word, I noticed an email from a Justice Department official in my work account, telling me that I had been “removed from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the civil service.”
Andrew McCabe then claims he did nothing wrong:
I have been accused of “lack of candor.” That is not true. I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators. When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could. And when I realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have been misunderstood, I took the initiative to correct them. At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me may well have been confused and distracted — and for that I take full responsibility. But that is not a lack of candor. And under no circumstances could it ever serve as the basis for the very public and extended humiliation of my family and me that the administration, and the president personally, have engaged in over the past year.
McCabe then goes on to describe Trump’s celebratory tweets as ‘cruel’ and ‘hurtful.’
We don’t feel sorry for Andrew McCabe. He was a part of a clique inside of the FBI who were all about control.
McCabe’s firing had nothing to do with President Trump; the investigation into his behavior began before Trump became president.
In fact, many agents inside the bureau cheered McCabe’s firing.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge with more on McCabe’s op-ed:
Andrew McCabe speaks out in scathing new editorial; Catherine Herridge reports. pic.twitter.com/RI3YH2ul9s
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