US President Donald Trump has praised the firing of a senior FBI agent just two days before his retirement, calling it a “great day for democracy” and hoping it would bring an end to a probe into alleged collusion between Trump’s election campaign and Russia.
But critics slammed the ouster as a “dangerous” ploy to discredit the nation’s top law enforcement agency as well as the work of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, an independent prosecutor appointed by the US Justice Department to investigate Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US election.
Trump took to Twitter on Saturday, writing, “Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy.”
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday over accusation that that he misled internal investigators at the Justice Department.
McCabe, however, said in a statement that his firing is part of a larger effort to discredit…