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The FBI’s Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Has Been Fired Just Hours Before He Was Set To Retire

More firings in Washington this time it’s former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  He became very instrumental in the investigation into the Hillary Clinton email scandal and Russian probe.

Andrew McCabe was scheduled to retire on Sunday.  He may still retire but his benefits are definitely going to be in question.

We shall see how this one will turn out.

Read more as reported by the WSJ:

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McCabe, who had stepped down from his post earlier this year but remained an FBI employee, had been accused by the Justice Department’s inspector general of authorizing the disclosure of sensitive information to a reporter and misleading investigators when asked about it.

McCabe had been a lightning rod in the political battles surrounding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe into whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russian agents to interfere in the 2016 presidential race.

McCabe ran the FBI for three turbulent months last year, assuming the director’s job on an acting basis after James B. Comey was fired in May.

McCabe was hoping to retire Sunday, when he becomes eligible for his full benefits. With his firing, he could lose a significant portion of those benefits.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Source: WSJ

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