Reuters: Former FBI Official Urges Jeff Sessions Not To Fire Andrew McCabe…

Interestingly Reuters is continuing the McCabe narrative with an article quoting an unnamed FBI official who urges Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to fire Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Given the rather expansive wealth of McCabe the angle of preserving his pension seems more than a little odd.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who stepped down in January after criticism from President Donald Trump, met on Thursday with a U.S. Justice Department official in an effort to preserve his pension, according to a source familiar with the matter.

McCabe planned to retire on Sunday with full benefits, but some or all of his pension could be at risk after the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended firing him for misleading Justice Department investigators about his supervision of probes into Hillary Clinton, Trump’s presidential opponent, said the source, who requested anonymity.

The person spoke anonymously because no decisions have been made, and the matter is still not public. McCabe did not return a call seeking comment.  Sunday is McCabe’s birthday, which triggers his eligibility for full pension benefits, the source said.

[…] On two occasions in 2016, McCabe authorized an FBI public affairs officer [Michael P. Kortan] to talk to a Wall Street Journal reporter [Devlin Barrett] who was writing about McCabe’s role in probes related to Clinton, the source said.  (read more)

The ‘source’ for the Reuters article could likely be former FBI Director James Comey.

The recommendation to fire McCabe was based on a referral to the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) by the Justice Department’s inspector general Michael Horowitz.  The IG felt McCabe misled OIG investigators about his communications with Devlin Barrett; a former Wall Street Journal reporter now working for the Washington Post.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the decision to fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will ultimately be left to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but said McCabe has had “some very troubling behavior” and is a “bad actor.”

“We do think that it is well-documented that he has had some very troubling behavior and by most accounts [is] a bad actor and should have some cause for concern,” Sanders told reporters during Thursday’s White House press briefing.

Sanders said the Justice Department and Sessions would determine whether McCabe is terminated.  (link)

 

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500 Responses to Reuters: Former FBI Official Urges Jeff Sessions Not To Fire Andrew McCabe…

  1. TheWanderingStar says:

    I’m a fence sitter so far on Sessions but I’m afraid that even if Sessions fires McCabe tomorrow the Sessions bashers will just move on to the next point of disagreement.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lumoc1 says:

      Considering that president Trump had no trouble replacing Secretary Tillerson for not being fully supportive of the President’s foreign policy which is significantly less damaging to his agenda when compared to what AG Sessions has been incessantly accused of not doing, could it mean that VSG President Trump is not dissatisfied with the AG that he appointed?

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    • Bud Klatsch says:

      Regardless of our opinion of Sessions, the law should be upheld against all, even those in the deepest of the Deep State swamp. In private sectors, actions such as McCabes would bring IMMEDIATE termination.

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      • cali says:

        @Bud Klatsch: I agree!

        McCabe had his fingers were in much more than just leaking or not being forthcoming about his leaks to reporters.
        He is a really bad cop! Besides his wife had 400k of donations left and is a doctor. They should be able to live on that. McCabe needs to pay the piper and is as simple as that.

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  2. Ron Van says:

    Show him the same pity, which he showed, as he conspired to overturn the will of the people. This is Treason we are talking about. Show him the same pity, he instructed Peter Struck to give General Flynn, who mixed up some words he told the FBI. Whats with the double standard?

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      Right. Flynn was shown no mercy, so no mercy should be given to McCabe. The only thing that should be able to save McCabe is if he tells all about what he did along with his co-conspirators. Otherwise not only should he be fired but prosecuted.

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  3. AH_C says:

    Justice would be to see him hang and left for the crows to feast on. High crimes and treason call for extreme prejudice and shaming as an object lesson to others.

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  4. mashall says:

    Firing is essential to draining the swamp.

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Are there any daisies in the flower shops this time of year?

    If there are, please send a couple to the decision makers at DOJ.

    They can use them to make their decision over there

    They can start plucking pieces off the flower bloom…

    Fire McCabe
    Don’t fire McCabe
    Fire McCabe
    Don’t fire McCabe
    Fire McCabe
    Don’t fire McCabe
    Fire McCabe
    Don’t fire McCabe
    Fire McCabe
    Don’t fire McCabe
    Fire McCabe
    Don’t fire McCabe

    To reach a decision.

    Start plucking. The sooner the better……………….

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  6. Laura Wesselmann says:

    McCabe resembles the IRS auditor you hope never to meet. Cold, calculating and an all around prick educated at private schools.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Dave says:

    Always an unnamed source, or in this case, an unnamed FBI official. And Reuters is like all the rest of the msm: Purveyors of fake news. I don’t believe it until I see a real name!

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  8. Stosh says:

    Let McCabe stay, so long as all his pension money is only deposited at his prison commissary…

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  9. I might be wrong, but I don’t think Jeffy-boy has the cajones to fire McCabe

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  10. Yeoman says:

    I don’t know if (1) there are a bunch or concern trolls in here tonight or (2) the media is successfully dividing the Trump supporters. But, what I do know is there is nothing we can do about Sessions, McCabe, the OIG report or anything else in DC except SUPPORT TRUMP. He has played a masterful game so far, and has a lot of people gunning for him.

    It is entirely possible everything on the McCabe matter is fake news, and Sessions is just not calling it out to keep the frenzied media preoccupied with something meaningless. I agree that McCabe deserves the worst we can give him, but it’s not our call to make.

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  11. shirley49 says:

    I always liked Sessions but he is too mild mannered. Trump needs a bulldog like Chris Christie or Rudy Giuliani. Doubt they would be intimidated by much. Unless we start setting examples of these Traitors there will be more of the same. You can see what happens to kids when they have no boundaries or consequences.

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    • Rooster says:

      I somewhat agree, but Sessions is to old and to dodie. He can’t make a hard decision, or a simple one for that matter. To much corruption and he will not do anything about it.

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  12. InTime says:

    I saw a guy on some Fox show say he didn’t agree with the firing of McCabe for some stupid reason…like all his years of service, and he did some good. WTF? This guy is a dirt bag and should have already been fired, no retirement! As well as all the other dirt bags.

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  13. thedoc00 says:

    I have a hunch Mueller timed his request for Trump Inc. documents to align with this dilemma.

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  14. Rooster says:

    Rat nose Sessions can’t make a decision to fire a corrupt and dirty FBI employee but he can make a decision to go after a teenager smoking pot in Colorado . Wow ,,go ‘ howdy doody

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  15. Jane Smith says:

    Sessions is the Swamp…he didn’t fire McCabe.

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  16. Rynn69 says:

    Are we all growing weary with “unnamed officials?”

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