Kirsters Baish| The anti-Trump mainstream media have claimed that Andrew McCabe was simply done out of spite. They claim that this is a clear example of how vindictive President Trump has become. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The mainstream media continues to push this ridiculous narrative. When Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially fired the deputy director of the FBI this week, the left began to push even harder.
It’s an easy narrative to push since McCabe was only a day away from retirement. His retirement would have given him full federal benefits at the taxpayer’s expense. There is one very important detail about McCabe’s firing that the mainstream media keeps ignoring.
President Trump didn’t simply decide to fire McCabe out of the blue. The FBI itself actually recommended that McCabe be terminated. The inspector general of the United States Justice Department backed up the suggestion as well.
The Washington Post reported, “(Attorney General) Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m.” They noted that “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.’”
So what this basically means is that officials wold be derelict to their duties if they ended up not firing McCabe. He leaked information and spoke unprofessionally under oath, after all.
The Washington Post also reported that the FBI had called for the firing of McCabe after a Department of Justice probe dug up wrongdoing.
The paper wrote, “His firing — which was recommended by the FBI office that handles discipline — stems from a Justice Department inspector general investigation that found McCabe authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to the media about a Clinton-related case, then misled investigators about his actions in the matter, people familiar with the matter have said.”
The left believes that the Trump administration should have just ignored the fact that McCabe misled the Department of Justice. They wanted to let McCabe receive his full retirement package.
I guess liberals think that taking taxpayer money from American citizens and putting it towards someone’s retirement fund who two government agencies recommend be fired is just fine. Somehow they still can’t seem to follow through with an internal investigation.
Conservative Tribune wrote:
It’s worth remembering, too, that the director of the FBI and other deputies like McCabe serve at the pleasure of the president.
Donald Trump had the constitutional power to fire the former deputy director for any reason or no reason at all; the fact that both the DOJ and the FBI both recommended that action is just icing on the cake.
Since day one of his presidency, the media and Democrats have worked overtime to paint Trump as a conniving fool who is the nemesis of the FBI.
In reality, the facts consistently show that it was the FBI which was deeply biased and colluding to undermine the presidency, not the other way around.
When it’s all said and done, Andrew McCabe had very close connections to the Democratic Party, and his own actions led to him ultimately being fired. Now, he’s upset because he isn’t getting a full retirement paid for by the American taxpayer.