BREAKING: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he's fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, effective immediately.— The Associated Press (@AP) March 17, 2018
Andrew McCabe has been fired. 26 hours before his pension would have fully kicked in.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) March 17, 2018
official statement from the AG on andrew mccabe: "Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions." pic.twitter.com/JqMGv9RgkE— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) March 17, 2018
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017
Hey...Andy???? Oh, man, you almost had it!!!!😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/XnxUGrl306— Plain Jane (@plainjane5555) March 17, 2018
McCabe Fired, just a start. Hannity REAL NEWS. We have been talking about MCCabe for MONTHS! More coming....Tick Tock....— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 17, 2018
I was in the "this is cruel" camp, but I didn't know this. https://t.co/7SE7CeRMth— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) March 17, 2018
Folks bemoaning "cruelty" of McCabe firing "so close" to retirement -- understand OPM/FERS separation dictates:— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) March 17, 2018
Leave service "under investigation," still subject to probe's conclusion.
Read the fine print, he's eligible for annuity at Minimum Retirement Age (MRA) of 57 or 60.