In a twisted sort of way, the FBI’s Andrew McCabe may just get what’s coming to him. Reports out of Washington are that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is weighing a decision to terminate the disgraced public servant’s employment less than a week before his retirement goes into effect on Sunday, March 18. If Sessions does this, McCabe loses all retirement benefits.
Why this would be has something to do with investigations into wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation.
The issue stems from findings in an internal Justice Department watchdog report that claims he misled investigators about his decision to authorize FBI officials to speak to the media about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
According to a Department of Justice spokesperson, all efforts are being made to make the decision by the book.
“The Department follows a prescribed process by which an employee may be terminated. That process includes recommendations from career employees and no termination decision is final until the conclusion of that process. We have no personnel announcements at this time,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.
This particular report comes as the above mentioned internal Inspector General report is ready and waiting to be released to the public. What information, exactly, it contains will be interesting, to say the least. It was initiated before Barack Obama left office and is reported to have taken a number of turns as the investigation unfolded.
That report, which has been complete for over a week, according to the source, has not been released publicly. The office is currently examining how investigations were handled at the department and the FBI in advance of the 2016 presidential election, including, notably, the Hillary Clinton email server probe.
That being the case, there is a good chance that yet more scandals will be expanded to add to the previous administration’s rap sheet.