Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe: I Found Out I Was Fired From a Friend Watching CNN


Former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post detailing his experience being fired by President Trump just a week ago. “On March 16, I spent the day with my family waiting to hear whether I would be fired, after 21 years in the FBI and one day before I qualified for my long-planned, earned retirement,” McCabe wrote. “Despite all the preparation for the worst-case scenario, I still felt disoriented and sick to my stomach. Around 10 p.m., a friend called to tell me that CNN was reporting that I had been fired. She read me the attorney general’s statement.” He also reflected specifically on his treatment by Trump in the moments and days after the firing. “I was sad, but not surprised, to see that such unhinged public attacks on me would continue into my life after my service to the FBI,” McCabe wrote. “President Trump’s cruelty reminded me of the days immediately following the firing of James B. Comey, as the White House desperately tried to push the falsehood that people in the FBI were celebrating the loss of our director.”


SOURCE: The Daily Beast