Days after his firing, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has slammed President Trump in a Washington Post op-ed.
Referring to Trump’s post-firing celebratory tweet, McCabe wrote, “Trump’s cruelty reminded me of the days immediately following the firing of James B. Comey.”
“The president’s comments about me were…hurtful and false, which shows that he has no idea how FBI people feel about their leaders,” McCabe added.
Trump had written in his tweet, “Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!”
The tweet came hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe and said in a statement that “both the Justice Department inspector general and the FBI office that handles discipline had found ‘that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.’”
McCabe addressed Sessions’ statement in the op-ed.
“I have been accused of ‘lack of candor.’ That is not true. I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators. When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could,” McCabe stated.
He also wrote, “Not in my worst nightmares did I ever dream my FBI career would end this way.”