UNITED States President Donald Trump has hailed the firing of outgoing FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe by Attorney-General Jeff Sessions two days to retirement after two decades of service to the bureau.
McCabe announced his retirement from the bureau abruptly in January and it was to take effect on Sunday.
His dismissal, just days before he was set to retire, puts his full pension and benefits package in jeopardy and is seen as an inglorious end to a career of almost 22 years with the bureau.
Trump responded on Twitter just after midnight on Saturday, calling McCabe’s firing “a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy.”
He tweeted: “Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy.
“Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy.
“He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!”
– Mar. 17, 2018 @ 5:17 GMT |