House Intel Dem on McCabe firing: This is how guilty people act

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellSwalwell calls for creation of presidential crimes commission to investigate Trump when he leaves office 'This already exists': Democrats seize on potential Trump executive order on preexisting conditions Swalwell: Barr has taken Michael Cohen's job as Trump's fixer MORE (D-Calif.) tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE and Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump's policies on refugees are as simple as ABCs Ocasio-Cortez, Velázquez call for convention to decide Puerto Rico status White House officials voted by show of hands on 2018 family separations: report MORE over the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeGraham: Comey to testify about FBI's Russia probe, Mueller declined invitation Barr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' GOP votes to authorize subpoenas, depositions in Obama-era probe MORE on Friday, saying “it’s how guilty people act.”

“We have to fight back. This is [Trump] punishing anyone involved with #TrumpRussiaInvestigation,” Swalwell tweeted. "It’s how guilty people act."

The House Intelligence Committee member also hit Sessions for firing McCabe.

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“In Trump’s presence he cowers like a boy, but to sing for his supper he thinks he’s acting like a man doing this,” Swalwell said of Sessions.

Sessions fired McCabe on Friday night, just two days before the former top FBI official was set to retire following more than 20 years at the agency.

Sessions said he dismissed McCabe for not being forthcoming during an inspector general review of his actions at the agency, including McCabe's decision to let some FBI officials talk to the media about a probe into the Clinton Foundation.

McCabe claimed that his dismissal was an attempt to undermine special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s probe into Russia's election interference, in which he is viewed as a likely witness.