Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was set to retire on Sunday, has been fired for leaking information to the media and failing to be forthcoming when questioned. James Valles reports on Friday night’s firing. (BNO News)
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the FBI’s former No.2 official Andrew McCabe Friday, prompting McCabe to say he is being targeted because he is a crucial witness into whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct the Russia investigation.
Sessions, in a statement on Friday, said he felt justified in firing McCabe after the Justice Department’s internal watchdog found he leaked information to reporters and misled investigators about his actions.
“The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and accountability,” Sessions said.
But McCabe, who played a crucial role in the bureau’s investigations of Hillary Clinton and Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, denied those claims and said he is facing retaliation by the Trump administration.