Confirming the news I spoke about during my radio show this past Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe this evening, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who had risen to serve as second-in-command at the bureau.
McCabe had more recently been regularly taunted by President Donald Trump and besieged by accusations that he had misled internal investigators at the Justice Department.
McCabe had been expected to retire this Sunday, on his 50th birthday, when he would have become eligible to receive early retirement benefits.
But Friday's termination could place a portion of his anticipated pension, earned after more than two decades of service, in significant jeopardy.
The origin of his dramatic fall stems from an internal review conducted by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. That report -- the details of which have not been publicly released -- is said to conclude that McCabe misled investigators about his role in directing other officials at the FBI to speak to The Wall Street Journal about his involvement in a public corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to a source briefed on it.
For those of you who may not have heard the first 15 minutes of my radio show where I talked about this, here is the AUDIO of my show covering that topic from Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This is yet another example of why YOU should listen to my radio show and visit my web site every day. I get information from my former colleagues in the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and from those with whom I worked in the Intelligence Community, BEFORE the media gets it.
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