Nicolle Wallace, a former senior aide to former President George W. Bush, called the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeGOP lawmakers demand Sessions investigate Clinton, Comey Pavlich: When will McCabe face prosecution for lying? Anderson Cooper confronts GOP lawmaker: You haven't heard the president lie? MORE "a complete disgrace" late Friday.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems add five candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ program White House notifies Russia that no new sanctions are coming: report Senators push HHS to negotiate lower prices on opioid overdose reversal drug MORE, Wallace said, will face scrutiny among his top advisers for the decision. 

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWu-Tang Clan jokingly enlists Comey to track down mystery album GOP lawmakers demand Sessions investigate Clinton, Comey Holder: 'Our democracy is under attack' MORE fired McCabe on Friday night, after Trump expressed his stance that McCabe and top officials at the FBI exerted partisan influence during investigations into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Dems add five candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ program Pompeo can lead the fight against global hunger and malnutrition Poll: Cruz running neck and neck with Dem challenger MORE's use of a private email server and whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russia to win the 2016 election.

"The fix was in from Donald Trump when he tweeted 90 days ago his threat about McCabe’s pension. This is a complete disgrace. Sure to exacerbate concerns among “the generals” about his conduct in office," Wallace tweeted.

Sessions's decision came after an "extensive and fair" internal probe into McCabe's alleged misconduct at the bureau, which included his handling of the investigation into Clinton's server use.


Trump praised the deputy director's removal as "a great day for democracy." In December, Trump said that McCabe was "racing the clock" to retire with benefits. His firing on Friday came two days before McCabe's pension would kick in.

Wallace, who hosts MSNBC's “Deadline: White House,” asked on air this week how Trump could be so much of a "bleep-hole" for pressuring Sessions to fire the embattled FBI official, according to Mediaite.