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.