After going through Trump-Hell, the former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, was just quietly cleared of all Trump-Barr lunatic charges. McCabe — and his family — had to endure presidential harassment and bullying — in what amounts to character and career demolition.
Trump-Barr divide worsens as the president bucks a request to stop tweeting, and the Justice Dept. declines to charge his political foe
Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, Devlin Barrett, Spencer Hsu, WaPost; msn.com — 2/15/20
[Andrew] McCabe, a CNN contributor, said on the network Friday that the investigation was a “horrific black cloud that’s been hanging over me and my family for almost the last two years” and that the formal end of it was a “relief” he could not put into words.
“It’s just a very emotional moment for my whole family,” he said.
Trump’s attacks made a prosecution of McCabe especially complicated. According to materials made public Friday in a Freedom of Information Act case related to the investigation, a federal judge in D.C. warned prosecutors in the case that the public was watching and that comments from the White House were detrimental.
“I just think it’s a banana republic when we go down that road and we have those type of statements being made that are conceivably, even if not, influencing the ultimate decision,” Judge Reggie B. Walton said. “I think there are a lot of people on the outside who perceive that there is undue, inappropriate pressure being brought to bear.”
He added later, “I think as a government and as a society we’re going to pay a price at some point for this.”
Barr calls for outside prosecutor to review the Flynn case
Barr publicly touted his independence in an interview with ABC News this week. But he has launched several investigations the president has previously pushed for. One looks into the origins of the Russia probe and another examines the evidence Rudy Giuliani has gathered in Ukraine.
The president argued he had “the legal right” to get interfere in Justice Department investigations. The one involving [Andrew] McCabe was dropped Friday, and it will not please Mr. Trump.
The former FBI deputy director responsible for launching the Russia investigation into the president has been one of his most frequent targets and on Friday, he expressed outrage about being left in legal limbo.
“It’s an absolute disgrace that they took two years and put my family through this experience,” McCabe said.
Meanwhile, a group of Democratic senators is calling on Barr to resign. They said it’s “not credible” for him to claim to oversee the Justice Department in an independent manner.
Andrew McCabe sues for pension claiming Trump was behind his firing
[…] Andrew McCabe filed suit in federal court Thursday, accusing President Trump of causing his subordinates at the Justice Department to participate in an “unconstitutional plan and scheme” to have him fired.
McCabe was fired the same day he planned to retire.
His firing was part of a broader plan by Trump to “discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him,” he said in the suit against the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
McCabe said that his firing was unjust, and is asking the judge to compel the Justice Department to provide him with back pay, his full pension, and to expunge his record.
[…] CREW has received several hundred pages of documents from the DOJ that shed light on McCabe’s termination, and conducted in depth analysis of the returns released in October 2019, and January 2020. The lawsuit is ongoing, and is expected to turn up more records. Read the documents here.
On the evening of March 16, 2018, less than two days before then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was to retire from public service, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced publicly that he fired McCabe. To justify the firing, Attorney General Sessions cited investigations by both the DOJ’s Office of Inspector General and the FBI’s OPR. The investigations reportedly found that McCabe made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and displayed lack of candor on multiple occasions, including under oath.
So those are the new “fit for duty” standards for employment with the Trump mal-administration?
Complete candor or and No unapproved media disclosures?
By those “standards” the whole lot of them should have been fired without their pensions and benefits during their first year — of the Trump wrecking-crew in office.
Step out of line — and they’ll do everything in their power — to wreck your life!
It’s the Trump way.