Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just short of his retirement. From the Washington Post:
Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”
On Thursday McCabe went to the Justice Department to plead to keep his job until Sunday when he would be eligible for full retirement after 22 years with the FBI. That didn’t happen and his pension is now in jeopardy.