A constitutional attorney says Attorney General Jeff Sessions was completely justified in firing the former acting director of the FBI.
Many on the left are beside themselves following Sessions' decision to terminate Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (pictured) just days before he was scheduled to retire with a full pension. But McCabe's firing came at the recommendation of the FBI's own Office of Professional Responsibility, which is run by an Obama appointee. The OPR determined that McCabe "lacked candor" during testimony before Congress and interviews with the inspector general's office.
Matt Barber, co-founder and chief counsel of Christian Civil Rights Watch, says Sessions did the right thing.
"The Democrats' yelling and screaming and pitching a fit about this indicate that they don't care about the rule of law in these United States. It's all political to them," he tells OneNewsNow. "They hate Trump so much that they would turn a blind eye to perjury here and leaks and multiple potential crimes."
Barber isn't alone in his criticism of the left. Gary Bauer of American Values says the "vitriol" leveled at President Trump in the wake of the firing – coming from individuals like James Comey (former head of the FBI) and John Brennan (former head of the CIA) – is evidence they were "political operatives in service of the left" while in their government positions.
Barber says McCabe's alleged criminal activities warrant more than just a loss of his pension.
"We also need to be looking at criminal charges," the attorney continues. "I think perjury charges, and potentially charges for leaking classified information to the media and other charges, may be coming down the pipeline here – and well they should."
But Barber says McCabe is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to corruption in the Obama Justice Department.
"With FBI agents trying to impose an 'insurance policy' to seditiously remove a sitting president, this scandal goes deeper than I think anyone can imagine," he offers.
And Barber agrees with other pundits who argue that a second special counsel needs to be appointed to deal with all of that corruption.