Conservatives lash out at CNN for hiring Andrew McCabe

CNN on Friday said it has hired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeBill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Attorney General Barr is in a mess — and has no one to blame but himself 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 ClapperTrump's nomination of an unqualified DNI undermines bipartisan intelligence reform Free Roger Stone The risk of a politicized national intelligence director 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 RogersDOJ attorney looking into whether CIA withheld info during start of Russia probe: NYT CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump Hillicon Valley: Judge approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger | FTC to review past Big Tech deals | State officials ask for more cybersecurity help | House nears draft bill on self-driving cars MORE (R-Mich.).