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Trump attacks fired Federal Bureau of Investigation official over alleged memos

19 March 2018

Host Maria Bartiromo noted that 10 people "at the top of the FBI and the Department of Justice" have been "either fired or reassigned" over the last several months as details about the Clinton investigation and the investigation into Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign came to light.

The president is lobbing new attacks on the probe itself, tweeting early Sunday the investigative team is stacked against him: "Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?"

Brennan, however, appeared unhinged by Trump's tweet, but he wants the world to know that he knows something and he knows something will be done about it. Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? "And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!".

"As I said before, if he tried to do that, it would be the beginning of the end of his presidency, because we're a rule of law nation". "This would undoubtedly result in a constitutional crisis", he said.

But Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Mr Mueller should be allowed to proceed without interference, and that many Republicans shared his view.

McCabe also confirmed the president has asked him whom he voted for in the 2016 election - to which McCabe replied he had not voted at all.

On Saturday evening, a spokesperson for Pocan said they hadn't yet heard from McCabe on his job offer. James Lankford, R-Okla., also speaking on ABC's This Week. The FBI's investigation began months before it received a dossier of anti-Trump research funded by the Democratic Party and Clinton's campaign.

Details of the inspector general's probe were not made public, but it involved the FBI's handling of the 2016 investigation into Trump's election rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"I think there's a big sigh of relief and a good feeling about the fact that an Federal Bureau of Investigation element, and organization in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, recommended that he be fired, as opposed to them being mute and having someone else make that recommendation", Kallstrom said. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller and presumably would have the power to remove him.

President Trump has repeatedly accused Comey and McCabe of dishonesty.

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The FBI's OPR then reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. "What I have said over and over again as well is it's best for the special counsel to be able to go through their process".

McCabe was sacked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday after the FBI's ethics office recommended McCabe's termination following a report from the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) detailing alleged improper behavior by McCabe.

The disclosure Saturday came hours after Trump called McCabe's firing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions "a great day for Democracy". McCabe was sacked less than two days before he could retire on Sunday. But Comey defended his former deputy and sent a warning to the president.

"They obviously went rogue and made a decision to take it upon themselves to abuse power and change the results of an election".

Comey's book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, is set to be published in mid-April.

Another tweet refuted the news that McCabe had written memos about his interactions with Trump.

Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. Same with lying James Comey.

"The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter", McCabe said.

Trump attacks fired Federal Bureau of Investigation official over alleged memos