Sessions said he made the decision after the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility reviewed McCabe’s conduct during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton.
McCabe responded in a lengthy statement, decrying his firing as an attempt “to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally.”
Read his full statement below:
"I have been an FBI Special Agent for over 21 years. I spent half of that time investigating Russian Organized Crime as a street agent and Supervisor in New York City. I have spent the second half of my career focusing on national security issues and protecting this country from terrorism. I served in some of the most challenging, demanding investigative and leadership roles in the FBI. And I was privileged to serve as Deputy Director during a particularly tough time...."