The FBI was a hotbed of anti-Trump conspiracies.
It’s where the Deep State launched their campaign to undermine Donald Trump.
And now Jeff Sessions is about to drop the hammer with one decision.
Former deputy director Andrew McCabe was at the heart of the Deep State campaign against the President.
It was in his office that the Trump-hating FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page discussed using the Russia investigation as an insurance policy against a Donald Trump win.
McCabe also played a leading role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, despite his wife’s political campaign having received hundreds of thousands of dollars in support from Clinton allies.
And then, after an Inspector General’s report was expected to show how he masterminded the press leaks during the Clinton email probe and misled investigators, he announced he was going to retire in mid-March—allowing him to walk away with full taxpayer funded retirement benefits.
Trump supporters were outraged that he was going to escape accountability for his conduct and live high off the hog on the taxpayer’s dime.
But the FBI’s office of Professional Responsibility has looked into the matter and has recommended that McCabe be fired – which would deny him his taxpayer funded benefits.
It was up to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to decide McCabe’s fate by Sunday.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The FBI determined in an internal review that former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should be terminated, according to a report from The New York Times.
That leaves Attorney General Jeff Sessions in charge of determining whether to fire McCabe, who is set to retire with full benefits on Sunday.
The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility issued the recommendation after receiving information from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The watchdog has been conducting an investigation of the bureau’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
Horowitz has reportedly determined that McCabe encouraged FBI officials to speak to the media about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.”
Sessions has come under fire from Trump – and some Trump supporters – for not aggressively pursuing leak investigations.
The Attorney General announced late Friday that McCabe was being fired.
Democrats and the media howled in protest.
But Sessions sacked McCabe after the Inspector General – who was appointed by Obama – found that he leaked to the press and lied to investigators about it.
Democrats were the ones who insisted on this Inspector General investigation and it began before Trump took office.
This was not a politically motivated firing.
McCabe was removed for cause.