FBI officials recommend former #2 at FBI Andrew McCabe be fired

Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew Mc Cabe could be fired from the agency just days before his retirement over his decision to allow FBI officials to speak to reporters about a Clinton Foundation investigation in 2016

Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew Mc Cabe could be fired from the agency just days before his retirement over his decision to allow FBI officials to speak to reporters about a Clinton Foundation investigation in 2016

The FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility is recommending McCabe's dismissal because of reports he misled investigators about several issues during the 2016 campaign and did little to prevent conflicts of interest.

If Sessions fires McCabe, who has spent over 20 years at the bureau, he might lose his pension.

"The Department follows a prescribed process by which an employee may be terminated", DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.

"That process includes recommendations from career employees and no termination decision is final until the conclusion of that process", she said in a statement.

McCabe, 49, had always been expected to retire on March 18 though he abruptly left his post earlier this year after his boss, FBI Director Christopher Wray, was told of what the inspector general had found. Trump has complained about the Democratic political affiliation of McCabe's wife, and criticized his oversight of FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced in 2017 a wide-ranging watchdog investigation into the FBI's actions during the Clinton email investigation, including an unusual news conference at which then-Director James Comey announced his recommendation against criminal charges for Clinton and a letter to Congress months later that revealed the FBI was revisiting the probe after the discovery of additional emails.

A source at the time told Fox News that McCabe is taking "terminal leave" - effectively taking vacation until he reaches his planned retirement in a matter of weeks. The president remarked in December that McCabe was "racing the clock to retire with full benefits". A representative of the inspector general's office declined to comment when reached by HuffPost this week, and the office has generally been tight-lipped about the forthcoming reports.

Over the a year ago, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been conducting a review of the FBI and DOJ's actions related to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. "We have no personnel announcements at this time". He became the FBI's acting director after Trump fired James Comey in May, serving in that role until August 2 when Christopher Wray took charge. The chat with then-Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett was evidently meant to push back on the suggestion that McCabe was in Clinton's pocket.

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