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Calls Mount For Investigation Into Firing Of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

March 18, 2018 - 12:54 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- A growing chorus of voices is asking for an investigation into the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

McCabe was dismissed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, just two days before he would have retired after 22 years and received his pension.

McCabe said firing is part of Trump administration's "ongoing war on the FBI'' and Mueller investigation.

In a statement, McCabe said, "I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.”

But President Donald Trump called the firing “a great day for democracy.”

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” this weekend, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) did not agree with Trump’s sentiment.

“Yesterday, I think, was a horrible day for democracy,” Flake said. “To have firings like this happening at the top from the president and the attorney general does not speak well for what’s going on.”

Meanwhile, there was word this weekend that McCabe did talk to investigators for the Russia probe being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Going forward, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, told ABC’s “This Week” there is a possibility that President Donald Trump could fire Mueller.

“I would hope that it would prompt all Democrats and Republicans in the House to pass an independent counsel law and reinstate Bob Mueller,” Schiff said. “This would undoubtedly result in a constitutional crisis, and I think Democrats and Republicans need to speak out about this right now.”

President Trump tweeted this weekend that “the Mueller probe should never have been started, in that there was no collusion, and there was no crime.”