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Trump's lawyer says McCabe firing is first step, calls for Mueller to be fired next

4 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

In a statement sent to Daily Beast on Saturday morning, John Dowd, personal attorney for President Trump, reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing of former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe by calling for the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe's boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier,” Dowd...
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'A political assassination': Former officials come out swinging in defense of Andrew McCabe after his firing

'A political assassination': Former officials come out swinging in defense of Andrew McCabe after his firing

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Current and former intelligence officials laid into President Donald Trump and his allies in the wake of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's firing late Friday night.
McCabe said in a statement that he was "singled out" and fired because of the events he witnessed after Trump fired FBI director James Comey last year.
One former FBI official said the firing was a "political assassination" on McCabe and "a savage broadside on the institution he served."
Another official, who currently serves in the FBI, said they were "shocked" and "not sure how to process" the news.
FBI deputy director...
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Jeff Sessions' stunningly dishonest rationale for firing Andrew McCabe

Jeff Sessions' stunningly dishonest rationale for firing Andrew McCabe

4 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

In a Friday night statement announcing the firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that the 21-year veteran of the bureau “lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.”
“The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and accountability,” Sessions said. “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”
That Sessions would cite an alleged lack of candor as a reason to fire McCabe just hours before the career FBI agent was to become eligible for his government...
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WATCH: Deputy FBI director fired just 2 days before his retirement

WATCH: Deputy FBI director fired just 2 days before his retirement

4 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

Andrew McCabe was fired on Friday night, while former national security advisor Michael Flynn made his first public appearance since pleading guilty in the Russia probe.
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Sessions Fires FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

4 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The attorney general has fired former FBI official Andrew McCabe only hours before he planned to retire with full benefits. Justice cited a "lack of candor," but McCabe says he's a scapegoat.
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