While various networks have advanced narratives of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe being fired as part of a Trump bloodlust, FBI Director Christopher Wray weighed in this week to say that he acted without any political influence. Wray, who has been widely credited as being completely independent and apolitical, supported the view that McCabe was fired for true cause. Wray pushed McCabe out after reportedly reading the conclusions of the Inspector General’s report.
It was Wray who acted before Attorney General Jeff Sessions in forcing McCabe out of the FBI — pushing him into a terminal leave. He pushed back on the notion that he acted with any other motive than deciding “by the book.”
He told NBC News: “My commitment to making sure that our process is followed, that it relies on objective input, and that most importantly, it is not based on political or partisan influence is something I am utterly unyielding on.”
NBC reported that McCabe’s firing meant that he would not receive “his full pension.” It appears that the media is no longer suggesting that McCabe has lost his pension. Indeed, as I have discussed, he will likely receive an almost $2 million pension.