Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe called out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday in a shocking op-ed published by in The Washington Post. The recently fired McCabe schooled Sessions on the proper definition of “candor.”
“I have been accused of ‘lack of candor,’” wrote McCabe for the Post. “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 went on to take responsibility for not giving fully accurate answers that may have been misunderstood.
“At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me may well have been confused and distracted — and for that I take full responsibility,” he continued. “But that is not a lack of candor. And under no circumstances could it ever serve as the basis for the very public and extended humiliation of my family and me that the administration, and the president personally, have engaged in over the past year.”
The ex-FBI official went on to say that he learned about his firing from a friend who saw it on television. “She read me the attorney general’s statement,” he wrote.
He added that never in “my worst nightmares did I ever dream my FBI career would end this way.”
The entire op-ed can be read HERE.