The report's findings were cited by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month when he made the decision to fire McCabe, just before his planned retirement.
The Justice Department's inspector general concluded in a newly released report that McCabe had acted to further his own interests by leaking information about the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also likened Messers McCabe to Comey, calling them "2 peas in a pod" at Friday's press briefing with reporters.
McCabe has disputed that assessment and issued a point-by-point rebuttal on Friday. "No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!" the president wrote on Friday afternoon.
McCabe, who served as Deputy Director for almost two years, was sacked last month. Trump called the firing a "great day for Democracy".
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"The core weakness of the OIG report is the lack of any understandable motive for his alleged wrongdoing", said the statement in part.
He said the allegations were too thin to support firing McCabe, and he criticized Sessions for submitting to pressure in his "rush to terminate" McCabe. He sarcastically thanked Trump in a Twitter post on Friday for "providing even more material" for the lawsuit he is considering.
McCabe responded to the firing by charging it was part of a larger effort from the Trump administration to discredit the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The political action committee for then-Virginia Governor McAuliffe, a Democrat and Clinton ally, donated $467,500 to her campaign, while the Virginia Democratic party gave $207,788, The Journal reported. During that interview, McCabe again said he didn't authorize the disclosure and didn't know who did.
Andrew McCabe has always been under fire, specifically by Republicans who have voiced conflict-of-interest complaints over McCabe's ties to the Democratic Party.
Republican critics have already seized on revelations that two FBI officials who worked on the Russian Federation investigation, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, exchanged text messages that were sharply critical of Trump.
The OIG determined that McCabe was, indeed, "authorized to disclose the existence of the [Clinton Foundation] Investigation publicly if such a disclosure fell within the "public interest" exception in applicable FBI and DOJ policies generally prohibiting such a disclosure of an ongoing investigation".
(5) After the report, McCabe fought back (through his attorney). Though the statement or suggestion was not under oath, it still got McCabe in trouble.
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So guys like him, as you get a little bit older, save those moments for the game and that's the message with him and all the guys. We'll see how it goes. "Been limiting the free passes for the most part, and just really going in with a lot of confidence".
Four hurricane names retired following 2017 devastation
Irma - a Category 5 storm, the strongest designation, wrecked havoc on Caribbean islands; Barbuda was nearly completely destroyed. The 2017 hurricane season featured three category 4 hurricanes making landfall, including Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Another threat for storms late Friday
These storms will be a high wind/large hail threat , but an isolated weak tornado can't be ruled out overnight. That's why the Enhanced Risk for severe weather turns into a Slight Risk for severe weather east of HWY 65.
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Wahl and his family opted to take the payment in a lump sum of $324 million, or about $175 million after taxes. If he could have stayed private, he would have, Wahl said, but New Jersey doesn't allow that.
Khloé Kardashian welcomes first child
I hope that, despite the chaos, she's able to be present and take it in and enjoy these first days with her first baby. The new baby is the second child for Thompson, who also has 1-year-old son Prince from a previous relationship.