Politics Andrew McCabe shows how to lie at your job and still get paid
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In the end, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe got away with it.
McCabe, a longtime employee and executive official for the country’s preeminent investigative force, misled investigators who probed him. A Department of Justice inspector general report and the FBI’s disciplinary office stated he improperly authorized a leak to the media regarding a federal investigation into the Clinton Foundation. On four different occasions, three of which were under oath, McCabe lied to FBI and DOJ agents.
The inspector general investigation revealed McCabe was not entirely truthful. It concluded that McCabe stated he did not authorize the leak to the media when he did. Investigators asserted he “displayed a lack of candor” when being. As such, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe; his termination was a day before he was set to retire.
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Despite being caught lying, McCabe blamed his ouster on President Donald Trump. He called his firing a political move, even though he was caught lying as an investigator — while an executive of the FBI.
"Politics should never play a role in the fair administration of justice and civil service personnel decisions," McCabe’s statement said, according to the Associated Press.
The fact McCabe received his pension is problematic.
First, federal prosecutors recommended McCabe face criminal charges. Yet, now he is being compensated for his misdeeds and criminal behavior?
Second, it’s unlikely this was his first time doing something like this. It was probably just his first time being caught. And, being one of the top officials in the FBI, an organization with the job to investigate, McCabe should have been held accountable.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday. McCabe, a frequent target of then-President Donald Trump's ire, was fired in March 2018 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Justice Department's inspector general determined he had misled internal investigators about his involvement in a news media leak. The termination came hours before he was to have retired, denying him his pension.
Any other person in the country would have been punished. Why should McCabe get an exemption? I thought, as Nancy Pelosi routinely likes to, no one is above the law.
McCabe’s violation should not be a partisan issue. He did something wrong, lied about it, and then tried to cover it up. If the FBI permits FBI employees to lie and cover up criminal behavior, why is there an FBI to begin with? Why are there even laws to follow?
McCabe committed a crime, lied about it, and had the privilege of being financially rewarded for his misdeeds.
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Inspector general insists McCabe lied repeatedly after Biden DOJ reverses firing .
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog stood by his determination that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied repeatedly during a criminal leak investigation after the agency under President Joe Biden reached a settlement last week reversing his firing. © Provided by Washington Examiner DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz appeared for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday and stood by his report in 2018 detailing multiple instances in which McCabe “lacked candor” with FBI Director James Comey, FBI investigators, and inspector general investigators about his aut