Jeff Sessions Fires Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
Headline Roundup March 17th, 2018
At the recommendation of the FBI disciplinary office, Jeff Sessions fired the bureau's former deputy director Andrew McCabe on Friday, saying that he made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and lacked candor when answering questions under oath. He was set to retire Sunday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe late Friday, alleging he made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and “lacked candor” in speaking to an internal watchdog.
Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director and a frequent target of President Trump’s scorn, was fired Friday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected an appeal that would have let him retire this weekend.
Former CIA Director John Brennan slammed President Trump on Saturday for firing Andrew McCabe days before being eligible for a lifetime pension, suggesting the president is a “demagogue” headed for the “dustbin of history.”