FBI Director Andrew McCabe Fired

Posted by Tina

Two days ago rumor had it that, “according to sources,” Jeff Sessions would not fire Andrew McCabe.

Last night Attorney General Sessions did indeed fire Andrew McCabe on advice from Inspector General Michael Horowitz to the Office of Professional Responsibility. We will not be informed of the specifics behind this firing due to serious ongoing investigations within the Justice department.

The known backstory on McCabe’s firing, including associated players, is summarized at Conservative Treehouse. The MccCabe firing, like the firing of Comey, signals a minor step toward justice in this tangled web of corruption. There will be more to follow, including indictments, possibly in multiple cases.

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15 Responses to FBI Director Andrew McCabe Fired

  1. J. Soden says:


    By all means let’s protect a liar, plotter, subversive and one who violated his oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States. And let’s be sure to add that to the platform for Demwits seeking re-election in November.

    Also gonna be interesting to see McCabe and Comey pointing fingers at each other. Pass the popcorn!

  2. Peggy says:

    McCabe isn’t loosing his pension. He’ll be able to draw against it when he turns 57 instead of 50, which he tried to do with his early retirement. He’ll get back every dime he put into it plus what taxpayers contributed, if he lives long enough.

    This hype about him loosing his pension is just a bunch of BS. Ask any level of gov’t employee and they’ll tell you that vesting is usually 5 years, plus years of service is used to calculate the amount of pension.

    Just use common sense and think about it. Unions would never negotiate a contract that mandated an employee with 21 years of service would loose their pension and every dime they paid into it. They may lose some benefits, but most gov’t employees don’t get any type of health benefits at retirement. They have to buy them through their pension provider.

    • Tina says:

      Peggy that assumes he escapes criminal charges.

      The unions are powerful but, really, a criminal that still gets to collect after breaking numerous federal laws and statutes?

      • Peggy says:

        Afraid so, at least what he contributed to it just like here in Calif. for state employees with PERS and STERS. For federal employees it’s FERS.

        The below explains the age of 51 early retirement and how it’s achieved by buying years of service credit, which many public retirement systems have done away with or attempted to. Also, many high paid management positions take advantage of this side benefit. In fact I know a high-level manager who selected new highers based in part if they had figured out the advantage of this option and/or taken advantage of it or planned to.

        Even if he does end up in prison his pension checks will still go to his wife. And if she divorces him she’ll get half of it and the other half will be there for him when he gets out.

        What Is the FERS Minimum Retirement Age?:

        “The Federal Employees Retirement System, or FERS, has a minimum retirement age, or MRA, that is less than 65. The MRA establishes the youngest age at which a federal employee may retire.

        For much of the federal workforce, their MRA is 57. Employees who were born before 1970 can retire a little earlier. Precisely how much earlier depends on how old they are. The lowest MRA is 55 for people born before 1948.

        Like many retirement systems, FERS uses the rule of 80. This rule states that in order to be eligible for retirement an employee must reach a combined 80 years when adding age and federal service. Upon examination of this rule, it is easy to see why FERS has the MRA.

        Example of How the FERS Minimum Retirement Age Works
        Here is an example of how the FERS MRA works. Say an employee begins federal service right after college at age 22. After 29 years of service, the employee reaches age 51. The employee satisfies the rule of 80; however, the employee has not reached the minimum retirement age. At an MRA of 57, the employee has six more years until retirement eligibility. Assuming our example employee wants to retire as soon as he or she is eligible, FERS gains six more years of retirement contributions from this employee and forgoes six years of annuity payments to this employee by forcing employees to wait until age 57.

        At age 51, retirement is tempting. An employee can chose to do something different and have enough time to make a real career out of it. At age 57, retirement is still tempting, but many employees choose to ride out federal service until retiring sometime in their early 60s. The Social Security Administration allows citizens to take early retirement at age 62, so 62 is a popular retirement age among public servants at all levels of government.”

        California should be able to reduce public employees’ pension benefits, Jerry Brown argues:

        “Brown’s office this month supplanted the attorney general in defending Brown’s pension reform law in a long-running lawsuit filed by the union that represents Cal Fire firefighters. The union wants to restore the ability of public employees to buy “air time,” a perquisite that lets workers purchase extra years of service that are credited to their pensions.

        Before Brown’s pension reform law took effect, California public employees could buy up to five years of service credit through the air time offerings. Participating in the program cost workers tens of thousands of dollars up front, but gave them a higher pension when they reached retirement age.”


  3. Pie Guevara says:

    “Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”
    — Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    This is pretty damning stuff considering the source of the report, but I reserve judgement and a potential celebration until the all the details are released. It would be nice to see corrupt government officials left over from the thoroughly corrupt Obama administration be held responsible for their misdeeds. In a perfect world that would also include corrupt Obama officials now out of office. If THAT ever happens, the celebration at the Guevara compound will go on for days.

    I hope this becomes a trend. I can think of a more than a few indictments, trials and convictions that I would like to see. Nixon was chump change compared to Obama, Hillary and a large segment of the Rat party.

    • J. Soden says:

      Once again, Pie hits the nail squarely!

      And the DOJ’s IG’s report (which was requested by the Demwits even before TheDonald was elected) was scheduled to be released in early March, but continues to be withheld.
      Gotta wonder why and who else’s name – besides McCabe’s – will be accused of misconduct. I could make a few guesses . . . . . . .

    • Tina says:

      I’m feeling confident enough to order balloons and champagne, Pie. I think the correct term is cautiously optimistic.

      One thing that makes me feel confident is the absence of leaked evidence tied to specific investigations. There’s a lot of hearsay from insiders and media speculation but a named case with evidence not so much.

      The motivation on the left for leaking information is to soften the impact when it comes. Expect H-bomb sized stories when (if) the cases being kept under wraps break.

  4. Peggy says:

    LOL Priceless!!!

    It was Democrats that got the process going that resulted in McCabe’s firing.

    WATCH: Why Did Andrew McCabe Get Fired from the FBI?

  5. RHT447 says:

    The chickens are coming home—

    2. So today ABC broke the story that Andrew McCabe on his own, opened a criminal investigation into the sitting Atty Gen of the US.

    3. This is breath taking. We already know Andrew McCabe was one of the primary conspirators in the plot to illegally spy on, manufacture evidence against, and then impeach a duly elected president using Illegitimate criminally obtained FISA warrants as seudo legal cover.

    Read the rest here—


    • Tina says:

      More at Conservative Treehouse, “Giddy Up – DOJ Admits They Have a Grand Jury Empaneled in FBI and DOJ Investigation…”

      As I said before it’s gonna be a long hot summer….

    • Peggy says:

      Peeling the onion.

      Victoria Toensing joins husband Joseph diGenova on Trump’s legal team in Russia probe:

      “President Trump retained the law firm diGenova & Toensing this week to represent him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election, sources told Fox News on Thursday.

      Reports this week suggested Joseph diGenova had joined Trump’s outside legal team, alongside Jay Sekulow, but a source confirmed to Fox News that his wife and law partner, Victoria Toensing, also would represent the president.

      Toensing served as deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Justice Department under the Reagan administration, and as an assistant U.S. attorney in Detroit. Toensing was chief counsel for then-Sen. Barry Goldwater, who sat as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.”

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