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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 file photo, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, President Donald Trump reacted to reports about the coming retirement of FBI Deputy Director McCabe, who has been buffeted by attacks from the president and his Republican allies over alleged anti-Trump bias in the agency, by retweeting falsehoods about McCabe's wife. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

FBI investigators call for former deputy director McCabe to be fired



WASHINGTON (Circa) - Officials within the FBI have recommended that Andrew McCabe, the agency's controversial former deputy director be fired just days before he is expected to retire.

The FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility made the recommendation after the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General said McCabe had not been honest with investigators who were looking into his involvement, The New York Times reported.

Internal investigators concluded McCabe had inappropriately allowed FBI officials to speak to reporters about its investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to the report. Investigators said the move was an attempt by McCabe to push back on media reports questioning whether some family ties to Democrats impacted his work on the investigation.

Circa reported in June that McCabe was the subject of three separate investigations.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now considering whether or not he will fire McCabe. Doing so would make McCabe ineligible for his retirement pension and benefits.

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