Federal Bureau of Investigation official scorned by Trump may be fired days before retirement

Andrew Mc Cabe at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

Andrew Mc Cabe at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now reviewing a request to fire former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who has been on a leave of absence from the bureau since January and is set to officially retire on Sunday. If the Justice Department does not move on the recommendation, conservatives might view officials there as unfairly protecting McCabe. It's likely he'll take the recommendation because it would be hard for Sessions, who has promised to go after leakers, to be perceived as looking the other way on leaks. "That yet-to-be-released report triggered an F.B.I. disciplinary process that recommended his termination - leaving Mr. Sessions to either accept or reverse that decision".

After his wife lost the election, McCabe became Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director. The Justice Department said no formal decision has been made on McCabe's fate.

Firing McCabe, who has worked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the past 22 years, before his retirement would cause him to lose his pension.

The person familiar with the matter said McCabe is suspected of having not been forthcoming with officials from the inspector general's office who were investigating the media leak - an allegation he denies.

One focal point for Trump has been McCabe's wife's political connections to allies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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That article came on the heels of a Wall Street Journal story suggesting ― to McCabe's displeasure ― that McCabe had a conflict of interest because his wife's political campaign had received money from groups tied to Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe.

The decision could have dire ramifications for McCabe - whose pension could be at risk - as well as for the larger discussion of President Donald Trump's attempts to influence the actions of the Justice Department.

The recommendation comes amid an internal review looking into a choice McCabe made in 2016 to allow agency officials to speak with reporters about a Clinton Foundation investigation.

A spokeswoman for the Justice Department acknowledged to The Times that McCabe's employment is under review. "We have no personnel announcements at this time", spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said. McCabe represents but a piece of that work. McCabe formally stepped down from his position at the end of January, but was using accrued leave to carry him past his official retirement date of March 18.

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