FBI official scorned by Trump may be fired days before retirement: media

From Reuters - March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former FBI deputy director scheduled to retire on Sunday, Andrew McCabe, may be fired over allegations that he misled investigators about sharing sensitive information with the media, which would make him ineligible for full retirement benefits, according to the Washington Post and New York Times on Wednesday.

McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trumps wrath, let Federal Bureau of Investigation officials in 2016 speak with reporters about a probe into Hillary Clintons family foundation, according to media reports. Trump defeated Clinton in the presidential election that year.

The Justice Departments Office of Professional Responsibility said McCabe made misleading comments about the interview later and has recommended McCabe be dismissed, according to the Washington Post and New York Times.


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