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

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael Swalwell2020 Democrats share their families' immigration histories 2020 Democrats share their families' immigration histories 'We fight on': 2020 Democrats mark Juneteenth MORE (D-Calif.) tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' MORE and Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAlabama senator: Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate bid Alabama senator: Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate bid The Hill's Morning Report - Trump to kick off bid for second term in Florida MORE over the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe says it's 'absolutely' time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump McCabe says it's 'absolutely' time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump Feds gone wild: DOJ's stunning inability to prosecute its own bad actors 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) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s probe into Russia's election interference, in which he is viewed as a likely witness.