Sessions Fires McCabe Two Days Before His Retirement

CNN reports:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who rose to serve as second-in-command at the bureau. McCabe had more recently been regularly taunted by President Donald Trump and besieged by accusations that he misled internal investigators at the Justice Department. McCabe had been expected to retire this Sunday, on his 50th birthday, when he would have become eligible to receive early retirement benefits. But Friday’s termination could now place a portion of his anticipated pension, earned after over two decades of service, in significant jeopardy.

  • Lazycrockett

    According to MSNBC McCabe MAY be able to still get his pension.

    • Yeah, just heard the same.

    • thatotherjean

      I hope so. He worked more than 20 years for it. Trump is vindictive bastard.

    • Keroleen

      I heard something similar elsewhere – as I understand it, the idea is that since he was fired after hours, it doesn’t legally take effect until Monday morning, which is after the pension qualification deadline. Any of our local legal eagles want to weigh in on the validity or lack thereof of this?

      • McSwagg

        It would be indicative of the incompetence of this criminal regime that their attempt to harm McCabe backfires on them.

  • bkmn

    I hope McCabe sues Sessy.

    • safari

      I thought you said Sassy. Girl needs a rescue.

  • JoeMyGod

    I really WOULD like to go to bed at some point.

    • Talisman

      The dumpster likes to break things….

    • Hank

      Come join me in mine!

    • Treant

      With whom?

    • safari

      Come play with us for ever and ever

    • Cuberly Deux

      🙁

      The Trumpland news cycle, or cyclone never seems to stop.

      • coram nobis

        Timed for Friday night and Saturday when the news media isn’t as alert.

    • Max_1
    • Tatonka

      Thanks Joe, for that voodoo that you do.

      • bkmn

        Indeed Joe. You are appreciated.

    • njguy54

      You can sleep in 2021…

    • Lumpy Gaga

      You’ll sleep when we’re dead.

      • Nychta

        Like the old saying goes, “The grave is rest enough.”

    • Nychta

      What? You sleep? That’s so 20th century!

      Seriously, get some rest.

      • Mihangel apYrs

        21st century, now – leisure time

        (edited ‘cos brain not awake)

  • crewman

    So did McCabe go public with Clinton investigation details that had a significant impact on electing Trump?

    • Lazycrockett

      The whole thing is very muddy. I still don’t quite understand what he “did”.

      • McSwagg

        Of course it’s muddy. This criminal regime has been thrashing about in the swamp stirring up all the muck.

  • margaretpoa

    Surely he will contest it on court. Do the Trumpies really want all that publicly aired dirt to deal with?

    • TheSeer

      They don’t care about dirt.

  • safari

    McCabe’s firing by Jeff Sessions for the (1) unauthorized disclosure of Clinton investigation information that violates on-going FBI investigations and (2) when McCabe was asked about this, including under oath, his answers were not truthful. Consequentially the Inspector General recommendation for termination was accepted.

    • thatotherjean

      I do not doubt that he deserved censure; firing him two days before his retirement, so depriving him of his pension, is just malicious. It might look different if Trump hadn’t been bashing him for a long time, and urging Sessions to fire him. This stinks. If Trump wanted to destroy the morale, much less the recruiting of agents, of the FBI, this is a great way to do it.

      • coram nobis

        Maybe that’s what they’re trying to do. That, and the threat to sue Stormy for $20 million or so. You mess with Trump and you will suffer personally seems to be the message. And they want it to sound publicly nasty.

      • Keroleen

        Yet another on the long list of “Yeah, I wanted him out, but not like this/for that reason” firings in this administration. I’m having trouble keeping up during weeks like this.

    • William

      Sessions lied to the Senate, more than once. Why haven’t charges been filed against him?

  • Treant

    That’s well within suing range. Have at, McCabe.

    (Assuming there isn’t a deal where the paperwork doesn’t get signed until Monday evening, which there very well might be).

  • ceeenbee

    That should do a lot to get the rank and file FBI agents behind them.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      When will these assholes learn that one simply does not fuck around with intelligence agencies?

      • Treant

        In 5…4…3…

    • bkmn

      Makes you wonder what the FBI has in Jeff Sessions’ file that might suddenly come to light any day now.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    The scumbags that are this administration. Yet, amid all the corruption and law breaking the GOP is silent.

    Scary fucking times.

    • McSwagg

      The GOP is definitely complicit. They think that by staying out of the spotlight, they’ll get a pass when all is exposed.

  • safari

    Lawrence asks the obvious: “Why 10PM tonight? Why not 4?”

    • Talisman

      So it’ll get buried by whatever the dumpster tweets at 3am.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Hue-Man

    “McCabe had been expected to retire this Sunday, on his 50th birthday…”
    50 is still young.

    • JCF

      Military and law enforcement speak of “20 years and out”. That’s when you’re vested for a lifetime pension (although probably most go onto other careers, if they retire right at 20 years so).

  • Cuberly Deux

    That’s about as scummy as it can get.

  • TimCA

    Just typical for the cowards in this administration, firing McCabe at the end of the business day right before the weekend.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    This is what’s called “A dick move.”

    Not that kind. The other kind.

  • MoeLarryAndJesus

    When I hear that Sessions and Don Jr. got spooned in the prison laundry I’m just gonna laugh.

    • McSwagg

      As long as it’s a rusty spoon, I agree.

  • Paul

    Is it just me or is Sessions trying to save face so he doesn’t get fired before Mueller completes his investigations?

    • Lazycrockett

      Sessions is a fool if he thinks Drumpf is going to let Sessions stay on.

  • crewman

    Is this being done to damage a witness against Trump?

  • jimbo65

    That fucker 45 never has the balls to fire anybody himself.

  • MikeBx2
  • Cuberly Deux

    Putin is offing critics in the UK and trump is punitively firing Trump enemies.

    • Paul

      The world will be so much better when Putin breathes his last.

      • David Walker

        Perhaps he and the fucking moron can breathe their last side by side. Well, it’s a thought.

        • cleos_mom

          Preferably in a sleazy hotel. With pictures. The Deplorables could frame the best ones to prolong the priceless memories.

      • narutomania

        I fantasize daily, often at length, of the joint demise of Putin and Drumpf. But, as history has shown us repeatedly, one noxious mushroom is plucked only to have another take its place.

        • ColdCountry

          Mike Pence.

          • TheSeer

            Puck Fence!

      • Raising_Rlyeh

        I’ve said for a while that the best thing in the world would be for one of Putin’s and or Un’s body guards to put a bullet in the man.

        • Paul

          I much prefer Putin to die of poison, the way he’s killed his detractors.

          Being JFK’ed or Lincoln’ed works, too.

    • William

      This was the week of the short knives.

      • Cuberly Deux

        It almost seems coordinated.

    • Acronym Jim

      You misspelled “putinively.”

  • teeveedub
  • Lazycrockett

    One of the first things a kid learns is “don’t fuck with other people’s money.”

  • fuow

    Yeah , but Hillary would have been just the same.
    Better add /snark.

  • Lazycrockett
    • thatotherjean

      I sure hope so.

    • fkevin

      If I understand correctly, Mccabe has until age 57 to complete the time required. Also, it is just not his pension, but this could also affect his health coverage.

  • Hank

    Mueller BETTER be going after Uday, Qusay, Ivanka AND Jared!!!

  • Lazycrockett
    • thatotherjean

      I admire your prior restraint, but calling Trump a vindictive bitch is long overdue.

      • David Walker

        Andrea Mitchell went a lot farther tonight, and that was before McCabe. She referred to the fucking moron still being upset over Tillerson calling him a fucking moron. Vindictive, spiteful, and hateful.

        • Cuberly Deux

          She looked pissed. Sorta hard not to be though.

    • fkevin

      Remember Richard Branson telling the media he had lunch with Trump in 1990s and all Trump could talk about was revenge?

      https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/meeting-donald-trump

  • bkmn

    This increases the likelihood of leaks from the DOJ.

    • Cuberly Deux

      It could also potentially expose them so they’d meet the same fate.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Remember the days of pensions?

    We’re sticking up for a career public servant that had rather unrestrained political rants via his texts to friends. But we still want him to have his pension.

    Yeah, pensions…..those were the days.

    • Talisman

      Maybe government workers should have to pay into a 401(k) like the rest of us.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Nah, I don’t wish that on anyone.

        Handing your retirement $$ over to people that could care less about it is not my version of retirement.

        I’m fine with pensions. I envy those that have them.

        • safari

          Agreed. One shouldn’t have to fight a third party for retirement money.

        • McSwagg

          Those ‘people’ care very much about your money, specifically how much they can skim off for themselves without you raising a ruckus. It’s ‘your financial well being’ that they don’t care about.

      • thatotherjean

        Government employees, except those at the very top of the scale, are paid substantially less than their private-industry counterparts. The fact that they’re getting pensions when they retire is one of the major reasons that they choose government service.

        • safari

          And they are damned by the ignorant for chosing the path with lower pay but higher benefits.

          • thatotherjean

            That they are–too many people see them as overpaid, lazy moochers. They’re the people currently keeping the government running, despite the scumbags at the top.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Exactly. Pension isn’t a discretionary punishment. It’s a part of a worker’s calculation and discipline.

        • ColdCountry

          I have a friend who retired from a life-long government job a few years ago. He said he was one of the last to get in before they gutted the pension system, and he had some very rough years, but he hung in, and is now set. He saw too many others leave for higher paying civilian jobs that ended up fizzling out after a few years, leaving the people in a hard place indeed.

        • Ben Trigg

          And to go along with that lower pay they have to pay for EVERYTHING that’s not directly work related. Microwave, refrigerator, coffee, etc… Things private companies provide without thinking about it. But TAX DOLLARS and suddenly no working conditions are too poor to save a buck,

      • bkmn

        There is no reason to give Wall Street more money to lose and then make the government bail them out.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Maybe we should all have decent pension plans like (some) government workers.

      • bkmn

        401(k) accounts were created to funnel money into Wall Street from the pension funds.

    • safari

      One of the creators of the 401k regrets making it. It was supposed to be a supplement to the pension system. Instead it was used to pillage pensions. He expects to retire maybe in his mid-70s

      • Cuberly Deux

        It’s a system that’s a crap shoot. Add to that it’s a system that’s become an industry all to it’s own with punishing penalties directed at participants. It’s a system of your money being held hostage for others to use with minimal oversight and accountability.

        • killreligion

          The issue is the kids don’t save. If you have a good plan (I have over 3000 investment options) it’s not a system to control. My money is with a top firm unrelated to the company (I know this is not the norm)

          If you pay in it quickly becomes 7 figures

          The issue is greedy companies and the “I want it now” working public

          Saving is not up to
          par in the us and managers like controlling money. Those are big issues in our culture.

    • AJ Drew

      You’re right, but it’s the pettiness of the timing that is ugly.

      • Reality.Bites

        They tried to do a Newt Gingrich but McCabe refused to get cancer.

    • David Walker

      I remember the days of pensions on the first of every month. I don’t think I’d make it on Social Security alone, and the 401(k) thing didn’t really get started until after I left.

      • Cuberly Deux

        I have relatives that have told me the same thing. Yet they keep voting republican.

        • David Walker

          May I assure you that isn’t necessarily always the case.

          • Cuberly Deux

            lol….wasn’t implying that was you…I’m more than aware you’re quite woke on the issues and what’s what. 😉

    • jimbo65

      The good ole days indeed. It’s a foreign concept to the young ones. My dad retired from the steel mills with a full pension AND medical. Getting medical as part of a pension package now? Impossible

      • safari

        Another reason for universal healthcare.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Exactamundo!

      • Cuberly Deux

        My mom worked for what was/used to be called the Bureau of Standards, a gov gig. She had a very generous package on top of her survivors benefits from my dad’s job.

    • Labor in exchange for money in the form of a pension sounds pretty communist to me. I mean that sentence started with the word labor after all. /s

    • Social Security retirement is a pension. A shitty one, but it’s still a pension.

      • killreligion

        It’s supposed to be but it’s not as the funds are not held in trust for the beneficiaries

        It’s a scam pension. As defined benefit it feels like a pension but the trustees took our “premiums” and spent them

        This is the basis of our lawsuit if they trim benefits from any class that has substantial payments

        Don’t forget you only see 1/2 the payments. Your employer also is taxed.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen
      • Cuberly Deux

        OMG, a BLAST from the past……

      • njguy54

        My parents had this record. It was one of their favorite songs.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        It’s an old Georgian (country, not state) and Russian song, from the 1920s. You can hear some of the influence in the strings.

    • killreligion

      I have two. For younger employees they get a very generous 8% in their 401k

      I realize the pension is gone but the real issue is greed. How many companies replaced it with direct retirement money (tax deferred). I work for a good company

      My two pensions are due to acquisition. One was frozen and the other started to match what a full one would be. It will be about 45% of my current income so savings and social security will be needed (and Ryan will regret it if he takes away what I’ve paid many of hundreds of thousands into). They will at least have to give us a payout option and it will be 7 figures else LAWSUITS.

    • cleos_mom

      I know not of that “we” of whom you speak.

  • bkmn
  • Hank

    I wonder what Herr Drumpf HAS on the Inspector General Horowitz for him to push the report??? Loss of HIS job???

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Whatever McCabe did or didn’t do, this was totally a political and a “dick” move. Who fires someone at 10 p.m. on a Friday night? You know Trump ordered it.

    • safari

      And Sessions little paws went to work.

      • jimbo65

        He’s next. He’s the last chess piece left standing in the way to fire Mueller

      • jpinphx

        He must have taken some time off to do it from making cookies in the tree.

    • SoCalGal20

      Two days before his retirement.

      • njguy54

        The dick move to end all dick moves.

        • bkmn

          The move of a very insecure dick

    • JCF

      Friday Night News Dump.

  • bkmn
  • bkmn

    Isn’t Sessions supposed to have recused himself from anything related to the Russia probe?

    • Lazycrockett

      McCabe got fired for his “involvement in damaging Hillary’s campaign” or that is what the reasoning is.

      • bkmn

        That’s the best they could come up with?

        • Lazycrockett

          Its the same excuse Drumpf used to fire Comey.

          • jimbo65

            That makes my brain hurt. You fired someone for damaging your opponent that ultimately gave you a win. And for extra special dickishness you continue to call for her to be locked up. Schizophrenia much?

      • Paul

        Supposedly it was for lying under oath.

    • Cuberly Deux

      The slo mo Saturday massacre continues.

      • ^ This.

        • Cuberly Deux

          His perceived enemies knocked off one at a time…..with the GOP running interference.

          • Just like what the Kremlin is doing to its out-of-favor ex-spies and oligarchs.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Bingo!

            I guess this is the soft autocratic method though.

          • bzrd

            bumped off
            not
            booted out

        • Cuberly Deux

          Actually, does this mean Sessions is next?

  • bkmn
  • safari

    So, remember 3 hours ago when Fox News released a draft of this firing?

    What’s up with that?

    • Lazycrockett

      State Run Media.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • bkmn

      Brian Fallon thinks he was being advised by Comey on how to deal with this via the media.

    • McCabe is making a solid case for witness tampering and intimidation.

      • JCF

        Add it to the (long!) list of obstructions of justice! >:-D

    • JCF

      Brilliant!

    • whollyfool

      That came out quick. It’s almost like he knew this was coming.

  • bkmn
    • ColdCountry

      I’ve run out of free reads. What were they after and from whom?

      • McSwagg

        Clear your cookies and history in your browser. That usually resets the count. Or use a different browser.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Jesus Christ – all the firings and chaos in Washington is like ancient Rome! The Emperor Trump is having his friends and enemies knocked off one by one. He’s like Caligula.

    • njguy54

      And next week he’ll name a horse National Security Advisor.

      • don

        he’s already got a horse’s ass for DoJ…

      • fuow

        Why not? We already have an evil elf running one of the most important departments, a turtle running one House and Eddie Munster running the other….

  • stanhope

    Oh that Trump is a duuuurrrty bitch. Vanessa girl you were right to retain a criminal defense attorney for your divorce from dufus.

  • stanhope

    Who is Stormi Daniels hot lawyer? He makes a fellow needs representation!

    • Hank

      Michael Avenatti – He has done race car driving as a means of relaxation AND competition!
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69649c4e2e09207f2d8f19b5b3826cfec446faf8f65955da988b5f9e2ee03420.jpg

      • Cuberly Deux

        Is the zipper from the bottom up or the top down….uh…asking for a friend.

        • Hank

          I go from the TOP down, until I get to the Surprise inside!!! I want to “get” the lay…. of the land, personally!!

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          I want To drive him honey and shift his gear stick.

          • Cuberly Deux

            I bet he’s got a Grand Prix.

  • Sam_Handwich

    paging Ted Cruz’s father …

  • bkmn
    • whollyfool

      Sickening

    • TheSeer

      Vile.

  • bkmn
    • bkmn

      It might not hurt to share this idea with our Senators and Representatives

      • William

        Mine are all teabagger loons.

        • Todd20036

          Mine are all fantasies.

          I live in DC

          • fuow

            Hey, that’s even less ‘muriKKKaine than living in Puerto Rico. I’d better let Joe know you’ve been posting here as if you had civil rights!

      • whollyfool

        Done.

  • TimCA

    Jeff Sessions who repeatedly lied under oath fires McCabe for reportedly lying.

    While the facts are not yet fully know the irony is still amazing nevertheless.

  • bkmn
    • Cuberly Deux

      Maybe the plan? That IS the plan. They know they need to do it before the midterms so most likely sooner than later.

      • fuow

        We must never, ever appear to even remotely be suggesting violence.
        There’s a better way, but it’s much harder for the left-leaning brain to accept:
        VOTE.

    • JCF

      If Drumpf sows the wind, he’ll reap the whirlwind.

      I’m for peaceful judicial procedures. But if Mueller is fired, all bets are off…

      • whollyfool

        That’s pretty much my plan.

    • ColdCountry

      I’m thinking – hoping – that Mueller has himself well protected. If Dump does fire him, I’m betting he has everything locked up and locked in and will find a way to bring Dump and family down anyway. I certainly doubt that anyone will be able to destroy his findings; they’re probably backed up a dozen times in a dozen places.

  • bkmn

    I think Mrs. Bowers means ‘romps’

    https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/974844431156301827

  • William

    McCabe needs to file a lawsuit to get those two days and have his pension restored.

    • bkmn

      Or a Democratic Rep or Senator needs to hire him for a week to give him the time required to qualify for his full pension.

      • fkevin

        I wonder if McCabe would have to be in another LEO position as retirement and pension is structured slightly different (hazardous duty) from other civil positions.

        First three or four paragraphs: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42631.pdf

        McCabe should run for Congress against Republican Congresswoman Comstock

  • teedofftaxpayer

    It was planned this way. I’m surprised he did it today and not tomorrow.

  • bkmn
    • TheSeer

      Lock the Elf up! For life! Which is, for elves, around 3000 years if I’m correct.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Tho i’m troubled by the McCabe firing, i’m glad we moved away from the days when the president would appear in public in a tan suit, and brazenly demand dijon mustard.

  • JWC

    Dirty pool Sessions

  • bkmn
    • JCF

      “Fredo, come back!” [not really]

  • Tomcat

    There is no low the trump administration will go to, none.
    May his book deals be more lucrative than any pension he loses. Also I hope congress goes ahead and allows his retirement.

    • TheSeer

      Pertaining that congress thing – be patient ’till November.

  • Ninja0980

    We all knew that was coming didn’t we?

    • Yeah, thought it was likely.

      But Donald has no idea the shit-storm he’s just unleashed with his petty act of sadism.

  • bkmn
  • Ninja0980

    And Faux News knew of this in advance.
    State Run TV and nothing more.

  • bkmn
    • David Walker

      But…but…but the lying ex-general Kelly swears up and down he told Tillerson he was fired while Tillerson was evacuating some nasty Ethiopian food via sky toilet. And now he’s worried about the fucking moron’s conduct in office? Yet they can’t bring themselves to serious examine the 25th Amendment nor find other, perhaps (dare I suggest) Democrats, who would support them. They can assume that the fucking moron is sane enough to be president. Good for them. I don’t know how, but I do hope to get even someday.

    • Treant

      NOW a warning?

      • fuow

        And we all know how that one ended.

    • TheSeer

      They are 2 years late with their concern, but better late than never. Welcome to the club gentlemen.

  • David

    It’s always a bad idea to throw under the bus folks who know where the bodies are buried.

    • J Ascher

      Someone like McCabe almost certainly has his Is dotted and Ts crossed in triplicate.

      • fuow

        No doubt of that, at all.

  • Ninja0980

    The Trump bots think this is a road to vindication for Trump.
    Bwaa ha ha!

  • David Walker

    So, speaking sort of Miss Stormy, here’s a preview of the Seerah Palin porn film. NSFW (I seem to be finding a lot of these lately):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOdN2e5woVs

    • JCF

      Thandie, yum!

    • ClevelandJim

      lmfao!

  • DaddyRay

    The ultimate in Friday evening news dump

    • bkmn

      Understatement

    • whollyfool

      Let’s hope so

  • DaddyRay

    Is this how Trump’s Saturday Night massacre start

    • bkmn

      Melanoma calls it foreplay.

      • JCF

        She calls it “induce vomiting.”

        • “I am so sorry, Donald, I am on my vomiting again. Maybe next month, okay?”

  • bkmn
    • bkmn
      • David Walker

        And, I suspect, at the highest levels of the shite house, too.

      • Treant

        That’s not Dumpy. One, it’s semi-coherent. Two, they spelled “sanctimonious” correctly.

        • I’m going to guess Miller, now that Hicks is gone.

          • Makoto

            Well, ‘gone’ is a relative term for a bunch of Don’s insiders. Personal security/masseuse guy booted without honors, only to show right back up at Trump reelection campaign? Even with their public tiff, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s still texting Steve Bannon pretty frequently for ideas, or he gets them channeled through Hannity and Fox & Friends, so it boils down to the same result…

          • Hicks is gone from the WH. She’s not handling his phone anymore. C’mon already.

          • Makoto

            Doesn’t mean she didn’t write it for him, is what I meant. Or Miller. Or Bannon. They don’t have to have physical possession of the phone to give him what to post… really it’s more the opposite, grabbing his phone is the only way to stop him from posting stupid stuff.

            I do agree that Trump didn’t craft it, though.

        • Robincho

          This is a post about which their is nothing to criticize…

          • whollyfool

            I see what you did there.

    • And Mueller grand jury “obstruction of justice via witness tampering and intimidation” indictment Exhibit WJ953-1.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • Texndoc

      “MEN-N-N-D-O-Z-Z-A-A-A!!!!”

  • MassageBear

    Fukkers!

  • fkevin

    McCabe lives in Broadlands, VA which is in the 10th Congressional district represented by Republican Barbara Comstock who is up for election this fall.
    McCabe could run for the seat. Nothern Virginia is turning blue and Ballotpedia says it’s a toss up:
    https://ballotpedia.org/Virginia%27s_10th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

  • ColdCountry

    Well, that was a shitty thing to do.

  • It’s odd how comfortable the general public seems to be with the fact we’re about a month away from living in a dictatorship.

    • stevenj

      March for Your Lives next weekend may take on a new meaning.

    • fuow

      You mean one year and a month since it began, right?

  • paganguy

    Penny Pingleton has been permanently punished.

    • Spray on abs

      Upvote for 1988 Hairspray reference. Thanks for the laugh.

      • fuow

        Well, we have the rats already. And this was definitely a hair don’t.

      • paganguy

        You’re welcome. Believe me, any excuse for one these days. It’s either laugh or run shrieking through the streets.

  • Sessions calling the investigation into McCabe “extensive and fair” immediately makes me think it was cursory and prejudiced. Call it a hunch.

    • J Ascher

      A wrongful termination lawsuit is likely in the offing.

    • prixator

      Yes – the outcome was determined prior to the investigation.

  • TexasBoy

    Next Up: Trump “fires” SCOTUS and Congress.

    • whollyfool

      By tweet.

  • TexasBoy

    Isn’t it about time for the Military to take control from the White House in a coup?

    • J Ascher

      Not quite yet. If that were to play out, it should only be under an intractable Constitutional crisis.

  • SDG

    I am going to assume, that he could take this to court, and fight it. Isn’t that the ultimate DOUCHY thing to do?

    • Spray on abs

      Epic DOUCHY.

  • Add mean and petty to the other “virtues” of this administration.

    I might guess that Trump ordered Sessions to do it this way, but Sessions is just as much a waste of oxygen as Trump.

  • BockMcMillan

    Only a particularly small minded and petty person would even dream of firing a civil servant two days before his retirement, especially since it has been the expected exit-strategy for a long time.

    May the Great Orange Troll and his cronies choke to death while celebrating their bullying antics.

  • timncguy

    Did McCabe leak false accusations about the Clinton Foundation to the press during the election or not? Did he lie about doing so to the IG or not? If this is true, I don’t feel sorry for him any more than I do for James Comey. Now, let’s go get the NYC FBI office and Rudy Giuliani too

    • KarenAtFOH

      If he did impede her election bid, then I say, Karma, bring it on.

  • Dunkerblinker

    This man is a clear and present danger to America. ITMFA

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Wow. Look at Rep. Eric Swalwell’s response to Trump’s gloating about McCabe.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30603f264d8e65e49991cca78e593dea10e9b0b0de8979b1e68e02b36faaae33.png

    • Jmdintpa

      nice talking but thats not going to happen. i wish people in america cared enough to do something about trump but no enough of us do to make a difference so yeah…. nothing at all will happen

  • Kevin Andrews

    Typical vindictive and petty bullshit from the vile Lying Top Cop and his Shitgibbon Master.

  • fuow

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. There’s a reason that line or one similar shows up in every single Mafia movie.
    This will have consequences. Oh, my, yes.

  • Jmdintpa

    IF you have not yet prepared for the crack down and violence trump and his idiots will try to bring on us please prepare. they will not step aside because of an elections, impeachment, supreme court etc going to stop him. check your history, ready up on fascist and find out what they do when they get power. its exactly what trump is doing. check your history to see what the people must do to rid themselves of such ilk.

  • Edmund Allin

    Why does he lose his pension? Isn’t that a sort of accumulated entitlement, which he might now need to top-up by working for two days?

    • thatotherjean

      It’s one of the reasons that McCabe has hired a very good lawyer.

  • Acronym Jim

    Um, wouldn’t “making unauthorized disclosures to the media” be the opposite of “lacking candor?”

  • cleos_mom

    Another Lie Down With Canids moment.

  • UiscePreston

    This is meant to send a nasty message to every career federal employee – fall in line with Der Orangenfuhrer or else.

    • thatotherjean

      Most of them are out of his grubby, vindictive reach, fortunately. Below a certain level, federal employees aren’t subject to arbitrary firing by the President or his henchmen.