We are governed by unbelievably disgusting people:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire.
Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”
The move will likely cost McCabe a significant portion of his retirement benefits, though it is possible he could bring a legal challenge. McCabe has been fighting vigorously to keep his job, and on Thursday, he spent nearly four hours inside the Justice Department pleading his case.
McCabe has become a lightning rod in the political battles over the FBI’s most high-profile cases, including the Russia investigation and the probe of Hillary Clinton’s email practices. He has been a frequent target of criticism from President Trump.
But at least they handled it in the classiest way possible!
MORE: McCabe learned of firing from press release. He also issued a lengthy statement, where he specifically calls out President Trump. pic.twitter.com/Jzc4bZRmS7
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) March 17, 2018
The fact that this is the second time the Trump Family has used the DEEP STATE’S actual war on Clinton as a pretext to fire an official is truly world-class trolling — I mean, Bret Stephens should fold up his laptop and go home. And of course Sessions firing someone for lying under oath is another black fly in the Chardonnay.
As good as this pretty shit must feel to Sessions and Trump now, there is a rather obvious downside:
(blows dust off tweet)https://t.co/Z5MSTmoKZm
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) March 17, 2018
As Captain Cragen would say, these people are not exactly long-term planners.