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Old 03-14-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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Trump, through Sessions, is trying to exact punishment against a 21-year FBI veteran he knows will be a witness against him in a criminal case by trying to have him fired days before his pension vests—a decision that may cost McCabe untold hundreds of thousands or more.

More than that, this is Obstruction or Witness Tampering—as if McCabe is fired at Trump's direction (via Sessions) he's substantially weakened as a corroborating witness for Comey and against Trump at any future impeachment trial for Obstruction of Justice.

If the cause of firing is really the "lack of candor" and the IG report, why fire him few days before his retirement?

The only possible reason: weakening him in ongoing obstruction case. What other possible reason could they provide for ousting someone with less than a week to go in their career, beside "we want to send a message to anyone who's considering testifying against us"?
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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The rank and file of the FBI will take this personally. The days of the FBI being Trumpland are over by now I suspect.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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I mean anyone who believes the official reason for firing: that he was unfair towards Hillary Clinton, must be not very bright to say at least.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:46 PM
 
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The only possible reason: weakening him in ongoing obstruction case. What other possible reason could they provide for ousting someone with less than a week to go in their career, beside "we want to send a message to anyone who's considering testifying against us"?
Your logic is totally flawed.

An individual's employment status has no bearing on their standing as a witness. If McCabe is as wronged as you say he will be, then he would certainly have an axe to grind and want to willingly be a witness.

I notice that neither you nor the New York Times take issue with the Inspector General's report.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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Your logic is totally flawed.

An individual's employment status has no bearing on their standing as a witness. If McCabe is as wronged as you say he will be, then he would certainly have an axe to grind and want to willingly be a witness.

I notice that neither you nor the New York Times take issue with the Inspector General's report.
Mostly because why should they? Its fairly obvious this is a political issue driven by Trump. Does anything really need to be said?

But you missed the point. Its a punishment for going up against Trump. And its a huge one.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:51 PM
 
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McCabe brought shame to the FBI.

He should have been fired long ago.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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The FBI was the one that recommended that McCabe be fired. This all comes from information that the DOJ Inspector General learned - he was asked to begin this investigation BEFORE President Trump was even sworn in. HOW Exactly is it President Trump's fault???

Are the Leftists under the impression that an ex-employee of the Federal Government can't testify in any Court of Law??? What are you folks smokin' these days?

Report: FBI Recommends Firing Andrew McCabe |Daily Caller

The FBI determined in an internal review that former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should be terminated, according to a report from The New York Times.

That leaves Attorney General Jeff Sessions in charge of determining whether to fire McCabe, who is set to retire with full benefits on Sunday.

The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility issued the recommendation after receiving information from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The watchdog has been conducting an investigation of the bureau’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.


Why fire him a few days before his retirement??? Easy answer - McCabe is a criminal who abused his office. There is ZERO reason to allow him to profit from that abuse/criminality the way that Lois Lerner and so many other have.

At some point - this nonsense has to stop. A good place to start with that "STOP" is Andrew McCabe.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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I don't know either prosecuting him or let him have his retirement.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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Your logic is totally flawed.

An individual's employment status has no bearing on their standing as a witness. If McCabe is as wronged as you say he will be, then he would certainly have an axe to grind and want to willingly be a witness.

I notice that neither you nor the New York Times take issue with the Inspector General's report.
The IG report essentially states he was unfair to Clinton. Which yeah, is not pretty. But do you really believe that Sessions is so mad at this, that he wants to fire him DAYS before his retirement?

If McMcabe is fired by Sessions because of direct or indirect influence from trump, he is de facto substantially weakened as a corroborating witness for Comey.

That's the whole game plan for trump in this. Trump's defense then can claim McCabe's testimony was biased/motivated by retribution for firing.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:27 PM
 
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Mostly because why should they? Its fairly obvious this is a political issue driven by Trump. Does anything really need to be said?

But you missed the point. Its a punishment for going up against Trump. And its a huge one.
...getting fired ain't so bad....at least he won't get "arkancided"...lol
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