FBI investigators call for former deputy director McCabe to be fired

FILE - In this 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. The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to criticize former FBI Deputy Director McCabe as part of its investigation into the bureau's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday, March 1. 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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.

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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