CNN is the new joke in town …
The network announced Friday morning that CNN has recruited fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as a contributor.
The then Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16, 2018. “McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.” the Department of Justice said.
The firing was suggested by the disciplinary department of the FBI after the inspector general inquiry of the Justice Department determined that McCabe had permitted FBI officials to reveal sensitive data about an inquiry linked to Hillary Clinton to the press and then lied to researchers about his role in the matter.
His lawyer Michael Bromwich said a criminal investigation into whether McCabe made fake statements in his press disclosures during an inner probe remains underway.
McCabe sued the FBI and DOJ earlier this month for his termination on the grounds that his ouster was “legal nullity.”
The fired FBI official alleges in his 48-page complaint that the Trump administration “responded to Plaintiff’s two decades of unblemished and non-partisan public service with a politically motivated and retaliatory demotion in January 2018 and public firing in March 2018 — on the very night of Plaintiff’s long-planned retirement from the FBI.”
In addition, McCabe alleges that President Trump “purposefully and intentionally caused the unlawful actions of Defendants … and other Executive Branch subordinates that led to Plaintiff’s demotion and purported termination.”
“It was Trump’s unconstitutional plan and scheme to discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him. Plaintiff’s termination was a critical element of Trump’s plan and scheme,” reads the complaint.
McCabe requested a judge to rule that “his demotion was unlawful and his alleged termination was either a legal nullity,” or to guarantee that he gets the pension advantages that he was supposed to receive when he retired.