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Conservatives lash out at CNN for hiring Andrew McCabe

CNN on Friday said it has hired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeHillicon Valley: CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify before Senate | European Union police agency warns of increase in cybercrime | Twitter to remove posts hoping for Trump's death Graham officially schedules hearing on Trump's Supreme Court pick to start Oct. 12 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump eager to leave the hospital MORE as a contributor, drawing swift backlash from conservatives.

McCabe, 51, was fired from the FBI last year after an internal agency office that handles disciplinary matters received a recommendation from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who was investigating the Clinton email probe, that McCabe was not forthcoming during his review, which included an investigation into a decision he made in 2016 to allow FBI officials to speak with reporters about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
 
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Earlier this month McCabe sued the Justice Department and FBI over his termination, arguing that his firing was a politically motivated move stemming from Trump's attacks against him and other Justice officials.
 
CNN's decision to hire McCabe was met with derision on social media, mostly from conservatives.
 
CNN has signed several former intelligence officials in recent years, including former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperIs America ready to return to the Obama-Biden foreign policy? Why the Nobel Prize shows the US and China need to work together on gene editing Trump suggests Gold Star families could have infected him MORE and deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken, who both served during the Obama administration. Other hires include former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersDemocrats slam DHS chief for defying subpoena for testimony on worldwide threats Remembering 9/11 as we evaluate today's emerging threats Hillicon Valley: Tech CEOs brace for House grilling | Senate GOP faces backlash over election funds | Twitter limits Trump Jr.'s account MORE (R-Mich.).