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McCabe Resigns
After his boss seeing the Memo!
Fox News says:
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is taking “terminal leave” from his post until March, when he would be eligible for retirement benefits.
Fox News Live Story Link
Okay - Forceable removal:
[FoxNews] Top FBI official Andrew McCabe has been "removed" from his post as deputy director, Fox News is told, leaving the bureau after months of conflict-of-interest complaints from Republicans including President Trump.

A source confirmed to Fox News that McCabe is taking “terminal leave” – effectively taking vacation until he reaches his planned retirement in a matter of weeks. As such, he will not be reporting to work at the FBI anymore.

The move was first reported by NBC News.

McCabe has long been a controversial figure at the bureau.

Republicans have questioned McCabe’s ties to the Democratic Party, considering his wife ran as a Democrat for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015 and got financial help from a group tied to Clinton family ally Terry McAuliffe.

Trump himself tweeted in December: “How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?”

The Washington Post last week reported that Trump, during an Oval Office meeting last spring, pressed McCabe, who was then acting FBI director, about whom he voted for in the 2016 election. McCabe, according to the outlet, told the president he didn’t vote.

McCabe's name has surfaced in connection with several other controversies.

The Daily Beast reported that a GOP memo alleging government surveillance abuse named McCabe, along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and ex-FBI boss James Comey.

Incidentally, the McCabe removal comes after FBI Director Christopher Wray viewed the memo Sunday on Capitol Hill, as reported by Fox News’ Catherine Herridge.

Several Republicans also want to know what McCabe knew about anti-Trump text messages between two bureau officials, including one that seemed to reference an “insurance policy” against Trump winning the 2016 election.

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office - that there’s no way he gets elected - but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Peter Strzok texted on Aug. 15, 2016. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

Some lawmakers think "Andy" was a reference to McCabe.

Posted by:Bright Pebbles

#20  House Intel votes to release controversial surveillance memo to the public

California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, said, "Today this committee voted to put the president’s personal interests, perhaps their own political interests, above the national interests."

Gag, hack, vomit. Oh my God, what a hack. Schiff needs to be tarred and feathered.
Posted by: C. Lover of the Welsh4946   2018-01-29 22:08  

#19  And for the rest of you Deep Staters, either get with the program or resign and get a job at Walmart or somethin already!
Posted by: Bill Cleretle2363   2018-01-29 19:35  

#18  That story about how McCabe set up Priebus with a request for a meeting and tells a complete lie to willing echo chamber minions is very telling.

We heard stories all over the place right after the election about McCabe having a meeting in his office in which he said "Fuck Trump." Obviously he meant through a coup.

These dimwits thought that Shillary's election was a fait accompli and because of that didn't cover their tracks.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom   2018-01-29 18:28  

#17  So did he resign or go on leave? Two different things, but media reports seem to alternate between them.
Posted by: SteveS   2018-01-29 18:23  

#16  But then, I didn't expect most of the things Trump already achieved.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2018-01-29 17:20  

#15  From your mouth to the ear of G*d, JQC - not that I really expect it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2018-01-29 17:17  

#14  The floodgates are about to open on the Obsama and Clinton criminalty.
Posted by: JohnQC   2018-01-29 17:10  

#13  And Reince Priebus was called the 'leaker' and supposedly he was 'pressuring the FBI' at the time. He was set up from the get-go.

All theater.

All lies.
Posted by: Woodrow Smiter of the Chinese6402   2018-01-29 16:41  

#12  Then again, a pension and non-prosecution is usually a trade for turning "state's evidence". A hit job that high would be really asking for attention those on the other side might not be able to weather.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2018-01-29 15:43  

#11  His reputation is the least of his worries. He better watch his six if he wants to collect retirement. The Hildabeast Problem Erasure Team needs some practice.. (after that little trip to Canada) sloppy craftwork
Posted by: Warthog   2018-01-29 15:35  

#10  heheheheh...who in the Obean government has been prosecuted for lying under oath? Bad luck Flynn didn't work for them.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2018-01-29 15:07  

#9  Some lawmakers think "Andy" was a reference to McCabe.

Strzok could be asked under oath.
Posted by: C. Lover of the Welsh4946   2018-01-29 14:32  

#8  Gowdy to Wray: Hey Pat, you'd better get your arse over here. This shit is probably going public Monday night.

Wray to Gowdy: Thanks bro! I appreciate the heads-up.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-01-29 14:30  

#7  If you are sent to prison, do you collect retirement?
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056   2018-01-29 14:21  

#6  More importantly, who takes his place?
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy   2018-01-29 13:55  

#5  Make it Sunday then. Wray's stock just inched up slightly. I say again, slightly.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-01-29 13:32  

#4  I thought Wray went on Sunday
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2018-01-29 13:31  

#3  FBI Director Wray goes over to the Hill and looks at the Devin Nunes memos on Friday. Monday morning McCabe is told to scram resigns.

Probably a simple coincidence.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-01-29 13:27  

#2  Removed? One assumes he was then walked out of the building, with his personal belongings to be sent afterward. This could become considerably more interesting than the considerably interesting it already appears.
Posted by: trailing wife   2018-01-29 13:22  

#1  May have been booted, rather than resigned...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2018-01-29 13:19