President Donald Trump wrote a celebratory tweet hours after former FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed McCabe on Friday , two days before the deputy director was due to take formal retirement. Trump said it had been “ a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI” and “ a great day for Democracy. ”
“ Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy, ” Trump added. “ He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI! ”
Sessions fired McCabe for an alleged lack of candor during a review of how the FBI and Justice Department handled a probe into Hillary Clinton.
McCabe immediately hit back with a statement, in which he said his dismissal was an attempt to “ taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. ”