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Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe hours before his retirement

March 17, 2018

  I have to admit I am surprised because I did not think Jeff Sessions would have the courage to do it but late last night the Attorney General, acting on the recommendation of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, fired Andrew McCabe hours before he was set to retire.

  Here is more:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night accepted the recommendation that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who took the reins of the agency during the turbulent days after the abrupt firing of James Comey, be terminated — two days before he was to retire and become eligible for full pension benefits.

Though McCabe — who has been attacked by President Donald Trump — stepped down as deputy director in late January, he remained on the federal payroll, planning to retire on Sunday. The firing places his federal pension in jeopardy.

Unlike Trump’s removal of Comey last year, which produced widespread resentment inside the FBI, McCabe’s termination was recommended by the agency he served for 21 years.

“After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility,” Sessions said in a statement at about 10 p.m. ET Friday night. “The FBI’s OPR then reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe. Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”

  You probably noticed in the quote above how the article tries to link this firing to Donald Trump even as it states the recommendation came from the FBI in what I believe is an obvious attempt to surround this firing in controversy.

  It is also interesting to note how the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility stated Andrew McCabe “lacked candor” while under oath–what a cute way of saying he was not honest while under oath.

  In addition to his lack of “candor” the grounds for dismissal, as recommended by the FBI, was his authorizing leaks of an ongoing investigation to the mainstream media. But of course the very same media will ignore this fact as they play up the Donald Trump angle. There are other reasons why Andrew McCabe’s firing was justified and you can read about it here.

  One last thing I noticed in the article I linked to above: it states that Andrew McCabe’s firing puts his pension in jeopardy, it does not say he will lose his pension. I do not know how this works but this makes one think there is still a process to go through in which the future of his pension will be decided.

  If in his firing Andrew McCabe is allowed to keep his pension than this is no better than the Lois Lerner situation and is nothing but an attempt to placate Donald Trump’s base while actually doing nothing.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Brittius permalink
    March 17, 2018 6:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    The pension issue, depends upon the retirement system that governs the FBI, and it could be one blanket, or one for rank and file, and another for management. Generally, if employment is terminated, the pension is sunk. If the employee contributed towards the pension, they get their contribution returned sans interest. If there is no contribution, kiss that pension goodbye, because it is as lost as a ship that was torpedoed.

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  2. March 17, 2018 7:10 pm

    Last chance to fire a torpedo before enemy ship disappears from view!

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  3. March 17, 2018 8:42 pm

    His ill-gotten $$$ should be confiscated anyway – as should be the case with each one involved in these schemes ~ to pay back what they cheated the American tax-payers out of flipping the bill for ALL their antics! A small amount considering the ‘treacherous conduct’ they all spun together in their den of thieves and snakes.

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