US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sacked Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former No. 2 official who played a leading role in the agency’s investigations of Hillary Clinton and Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US election.
“Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” Sessions said in a statement Friday night.
The dismissal of McCabe, who was repeatedly criticized by President Donald Trump, came at the recommendation of an internal FBI office that deals with disciplinary matters.
The dismissal recommendation was made on a finding from the Justice Department inspector general that McCabe was unforthcoming during the review.
The review pertains to an investigation into a decision he made in 2016…