As you surely know by now, Jeff Sessions followed the recommendation of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility and fired Andrew McCabe.
Well Trump just took to twitter to celebrate in very Trumpian fashion:
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
LOL! I’m sure James Comey appreciates the publicity with his new book coming.
We all knew this tweet was coming, but I figured he’d at least wait until tomorrow morning. I should have known better.
While we’re on the subject, Adam Housley gives us more insight into this firing…
Wray and McCabe’s meeting did not go well and it was McCabe who challenged the Director. McCabe stepped down because of this and tried to ride it out until retirement. Truth internally came out before that happened. This has nothing to do with Trumps tweets or Nunes memo— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) March 17, 2018
I am told yesterday McCabe felt the heat and went to try and save his last two days and even told some he would take people down with him if he as fired. So...let’s see what comes of this. I know this...a ton of agents...a ton...were watching this very closely.— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) March 17, 2018
This was about power by a group within the FBI. A clique. I see Republicans already making this political and tying it in a much different way than it was. Dems tying it to Trump...both would be wrong.— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) March 17, 2018
This decision will encourage agents to trust coming forward. Others who had during the clique’s time in charge got buried and mistreated and it kept agents from coming forward. Again..this began before Trump. It was about control.— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) March 17, 2018
As a reporter I will repeat this once more. I could care less if this helps Trump, or helps politically in any way. I just know a ton of men and women in the FBI who do damn good work and they were watching how this clique would be handled. McCabe has many who do not support— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) March 17, 2018