FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been fired by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after internal review revealed that he leaked information and misled investigators.
According to BBC, McCabe has denied all the allegations claiming he was being targeted for his involvement in the inquiry about Russia involvement in the 2016 US elections.
“The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability,” Sessions said, adding that “all FBI employees know that lacking candour under oath results in dismissal”.
Trump who has been accusing McCabe of favoring the Democrats celebrated Sessions’ decision on Twitter, calling it “a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI”.
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
McCabe immediately disputed the findings in his own statement, saying the firing was part of a Trump administration “war” on the FBI.
“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey,” McCabe said, referring to the former FBI director who was fired by Trump last May.