According to a report by ABC News, now fired Andrew McCabe had previously authorized a criminal probe into Jeff Sessions. Sessions just fired McCabe last week.
Last year, the investigation into Sessions was based on whether he was honest about his contacts with Russia. Sessions claimed he hadn’t. However, a Washington Post report showed that he discussed campaign matters with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
While a source close to Sessions claims that he didn’t know about McCabe’s probe, a lawyer for Sessions wouldn’t confirm that. This, of course, raises suspicions.
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In a statement, Chuck Cooper, who is an attorney for Sessions—insisted the attorney general “is not under investigation for false statements or perjury in his confirmation hearing testimony and related written submissions to Congress.”
Many are now looking for more answers from Sessions and the Trump administration about why McCabe was fired.
Below are some of the reactions on Twitter.
BREAKING: We Were Right, Sessions Committed Perjury (or So the FBI Believed) https://t.co/ii2BDDMq2S
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) March 21, 2018
Last year I said Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to Congress. He needs to come back to Congres and explain himself and why he fired McCabe. https://t.co/uza7Qond4B
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 22, 2018
So ABC News is now reporting that Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe actually authorized an investigation on Jeff Sessions before he was fired. Looks to me like we now know the real reason he was fired after 22 years of dedicated, honorable service.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) March 21, 2018
Jeff Sessions: We are firing Andrew McCabe for lack of candor.
FBI: Isn’t that exactly what you’re under investigation for?
Jeff Sessions: pic.twitter.com/IOjSmTDQAQ
— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) March 21, 2018
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