The Justice Department has fired former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
The Friday firing has come just days before McCabe would be eligible for a lifetime pension.
The Justice Department determined that he had lied to investigators reviewing the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement, “Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,”
Sessions went on to say “After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility,”.