Andrew McCabe To Be Fired Days Ahead Of Retirement: NYT

Cruel and unusual? Perhaps. But The NY Times reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviewing a recommendation to fire the former F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew G. McCabe, just days before he is scheduled to retire on Sunday.

As a reminder, McCabe stepped down in late January, though reports suggested McCabe was reportedly forced to step down. According to Fox News, McCabe was "removed" from his post as deputy director, "leaving the bureau after months of conflict-of-interest complaints from Republicans including President Trump."

In both cases, his early departure suggests that he was forced out for a few reasons...

Several media outlets reported that McCabe is using his remaining vacation days to go on "terminal leave" and that his official retirement from the agency won't happen until March, allowing him to collect the full pension.

But that 'spotless record' may now be given the official 'black mark':

As NYTimes details that Mr. McCabe is ensnared in an internal review that includes an examination of his decision in 2016 to allow F.B.I. officials to speak with reporters about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

The Justice Department’s inspector general concluded that Mr. McCabe was not forthcoming during the review, according to the people briefed on the matter.

That yet-to-be-released report triggered an F.B.I. disciplinary process that recommended his termination - leaving Mr. Sessions to either accept or reverse that decision.

Lack of candor is a fireable offense, but like so much at the F.B.I., Mr. McCabe’s fate is also entangled in presidential politics and the special counsel investigation.

How long before we see a tweet from President Trump demanding Sessions pull the trigger on McCabe?

Though no decision has been made, people inside the Justice Department expect him to be fired before Friday, a decision that would jeopardize his pension as a 21-year F.B.I. veteran...

Finally, as NYTimes notes, firing Mr. McCabe, even on the recommendation of the disciplinary office, would be controversial. Among Mr. McCabe’s allies, the decision would raise the specter that Mr. Sessions was influenced by Mr. Trump’s frequent derisive comments. No deputy director in the history of the F.B.I. has been fired.

But Mr. Sessions would be able to point to a critical inspector general’s report and say he followed Justice Department protocol.

Is Trump about to get the last laugh after all?

Comments

NoDebt DillyDilly Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:04 Permalink

Wait.  This asshole is STILL there?  I thought this was already taken care of in late January.  How the fuck is this guy still wandering the halls?

And another thing... why is Peter Strzok still drawing a government paycheck?  How the HELL has that guy not been shown the door yet either?

This swamp draining is going WAY too slow.  

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ZeroSpam Hippocratic Oaf Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:42 Permalink

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Mr. Universe Bes Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

How is the fishing today Bes? I think you need to set your downrigger several more fathoms into the Deep State if you want to be productive. Also I would change your bait as well, Trumptards just isn't getting any bites, try the holocaust guilt trip spinner, that might work.

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californiagirl Zorba's idea Thu, 03/15/2018 - 02:23 Permalink

If I were Trump and wanted to get rid of a high level swamp creature, like perhaps the head of the CIA, I would just make him a cabinet member and then fire him a few months later. If you try to fire him from his current position, the MSM and Left will just scream "obstruction of justice" and Mueller will just start another branch of endless inquiry and new round of subpoenas.

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Koba the Dread Bes Wed, 03/14/2018 - 20:06 Permalink

Pompeo and Kudlow are the absolute pit. They are the very thing that stares back at you from the abyss.

I suppose the problem is that there is such a limited cohort of technically competent people to head the various bureaucracies in the US government that a president, any president, can't find enough technically competent people who are also morally competent people.

God help us!

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Polynik3s Bes Thu, 03/15/2018 - 02:50 Permalink

I don't understand how Trump fans rail against Rothschild Zionist Mafia and the NWO Globalists, and yet they rally behind a New York crypto-Jew. Do you think that he is a self-made man or more likely a made man from the Jewish Mafia. Roy Cohn and Sheldon Adelson made him. His entire family is marrying Jews, while his Drumpf last name points to his true Jewish heritage. Why is it so easy to see that Obama was not born a US Citizen and yet not see Drumpf as a Crypto-Jew and Rothschild anti-thesis to Clinton Thesis? The game is rigged. Thesis, anti-thesis, and synthesis are all owned by Rothschild. You are watching a slave owner force his slaves to fight to the death. The surviving slave will still belong to Rothschild.

Unless...
Trump is allowed to kill Clinton/Bush Cabals, and then we immediately kill off Rothschild and Trump Cabals. Trump is an enemy of Rothchild enemies - Russia and China and Iran. These three fight for a free world.

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ZeroSpam French Bloke Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:50 Permalink

Agreed. His points are often well taken and I find myself, ironically, in agreement once in a while. He DOESN'T take the time to post those opinions in any long form here, rather hiding the links to his spam-infested website.

Moreover, there are countless ZHers here now, who have "incarnated" here before in different guises, who have seen this one very solitary individual hijack threads and, documented here numerous times, spreading viruses, trojan horses. ZH has banned DOZENS of log-ons from both biblicisminstitute and dailywesterner (the latter who, blessedly, has disappeared from this board) through the years.

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If not, perhaps this obsessed spammer might like to consider learning some decorum and adult behavior

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BetterRalph ZeroSpam Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

ZH needs a volunteer moderator in my opinion. I noticed many exploits on DRUPAL come after spammers try to jam too many characters into the buffers every different way. A good moderator will see these patterns also in addition to spammers. The daily dose of poo needs to occur in the toilet, not up on the stage behind a microphone.

I speak for myself. If I am poo, banish me too.

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Ripley Donald J. Trump Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:31 Permalink

Federal law enforcement officials qualify for retirement benefits at any age with 25 years of service or at age 50 with a minimum of 20 years of service. McCabe will be 50 on May 5th, so he is qualified for a federal pension for service but not for age at the moment. Even if he is fired, he should remain eligible for full pension benefits. Fired federal; employees also have appeal rights for reinstatement. 

 

For what it's worth, suppose a federal employee has more service than required to get a pension. Their benefits would be increased by 1% per year if under the retirement system that McCabe has.

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BetterRalph Donald J. Trump Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:02 Permalink

The CABAL that is in opposition with You (Donald) doesn't "sound" right because it isn't right. One protects another and another in this way they subvert our elected government. Just ask my democrat dog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3VLqLLWxbQ) who want's to poop in McCabe's front seat to send a message. My democrat dog has more rights and ability to talk to the deep state than AMERICANS do.

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Hugh_Jorgan Hippocratic Oaf Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:53 Permalink

Petty? Making illegal activities have consequences, IN SPITE of the spineless AG and captured DOJ?

Sorry but working around the corrupt obstacles preventing justice being served is VITAL to our survival. No quarter for clowns like McCabe, none.

Half the top brass at the Justice Dept., the Federal Investigative Bureau and the intelligence agencies should have either A. Never been confirmed/hired in the first place OR B. Prosecuted for placing globalist interests before those of the United States, aka treason. Find alternative ways to make them pay. Maybe others will think twice.

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