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Schumer: McCabe firing nasty

March 19, 2018 08:51 PM

ALBANY - It's the potential turning point in the Robert Mueller investigation that everyone seems to be talking about: whether or not Mueller will be fired.

In a series of emails over the weekend, President Donald Trump sent out Twitter messages accusing Mueller's team to be made up mostly of partisan democrats, even though Mueller himself, and his supervisor Rod Rosenstein are republicans.

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Late Friday night, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was fired.

"He's hardly a partisan guys," said Senator Charles Schumer (D - New York), about McCabe on Monday afternoon while attending a news conference in Albany. "Mueller is a republican so I thought it was wrong to fire (McCabe), particularly it was nasty to do it two days (before his retirement). He's worked 20 years for the FBI and he shouldn't have done it."

Schumer further opined McCabe's firing "demeans and demoralizes" the work of other lifelong public servants in our law enforcement and intelligence communities.

"What the President and his lawyers are trying to pursue is a discrediting campaign against anybody that's a potential witness against him," asserts Clint Watts, a retired FBI agent.

McCabe was dismissed after an internal FBI report found he authorized other agents to share information with a reporter. McCabe says he's being singled out for supporting his former boss, fired FBI Director James Comey.

"A whole list of republicans spoke out and said it would be a diaster to fire (Mueller)," Schumer pointed out, "I hope and pray the President won't."

 

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