Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBI has been fired by Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions.
McCabe was on “terminal leave,” until his resignation date, which was this Sunday, March 17. He was due a hefty pension had he been allowed to resign instead of being fired.
McCabe originally stepped down in December, but has been hanging around waiting for his benefits to kick in.
He will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits due to his termination.
McCabe was accused by a DOJ watchdog group of injecting partisan bias into the investigation of alleged collusion between President Donald J. Trump and the Russian government during the 2016 election campaign. So far, no evidence of such collusion has been presented
Two employees under McCabe’s supervision, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, were also caught texting each other about their vehement anti-Trump bias in December.
Today, Fox News contributor Sara Carter, a reporter who has extensively covered the FBI’s hyper-partisanship, released a story showing that Strzok was personal friends with District Court judge Rudolph Contreras, who presided over a December hearing during which National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
The plea was a result of the Russia collusion investigation.