Transcript for Deputy FBI director fired just 2 days before his retirement
The story that broke overnight the man who was until recently the number two at the FBI fired Andrew McCain the man who served to. Under former FBI director James called me who was also fired. He is now out just days before his pension was gonna kick him and president trump gloating on Twitter overnight about the ousting of a man he has repeatedly and viciously criticized McCain himself. Releasing his own angry and defiant statement all this is going down as reports are swirling about more possible firings in the offing. Winning in the White House itself and ABC's terror on the areas covering it all from Washington. Sir good morning to you. Good morning Dan Paula that's right more turmoil inside the White House. According to White House sources most of it is fueled by the president himself as he holds staffers and friends about potential replacements. But this latest firing sprouting up at key witness in the Ross sent Russian investigation. Overnight. Deputy FBI director Angie McCabe fired just two days he pours retirement. His exit comes ahead of the release of an inspector general report. They reportedly accuses him of improperly speaking to a reporter about the Clinton email investigation and allegedly misleading investigators when asked about it in a tweak trump called the move a great day for the hardworking men and women of the FBI a great day for democracy. But the caves not leaving quietly saying he was targeted because he backed a former FBI director James coney in the Russian investigation McCabe saying in a statement. Here's the reality I'm being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played the actions I took in the events eyewitness in the aftermath of the firing of James Komi he's one of the more than twenty top officials who have resigned or been fired during the fourteen months of the trump adminstration. Inside the White House senior staffers have been on edge wondering who will be next. National security advisor HR McMaster has reportedly been on the chopping block. Everybody's human warehouse. And our yeah. His answer only adding to the confusion about a status. White House pushing back saying his job is safe and spoke directly to the president last night. He asked me just to pass sent message along to general McMaster and overnight one of the first White House staffers forced to resign former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Making his first public appearance since pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in the Russian meddling investigation endorsing California congressional candidate. Omar tomorrow night you played. Mrs. only. And here are being treated or how. And there are nearly 200 presidential equipment that are still waiting to be confirmed by the senate. The president's latest apple moving CIA director Mike Pompeo to the State Department and making Gina Gina Haskell director just adds a backlog. Dan Paul have severe back I think Cutera feeling pretty for DC.
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