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Rubio: McCabe ‘should’ve been allowed to finish through the weekend’

Greg Nash

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday criticized the timing of Andrew McCabe’s firing, which came just days before the former FBI deputy director was set to retire.

“I don’t like the way it happened. He should’ve been allowed to finish through the weekend,” Rubio said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

{mosads} “Obviously [President Trump] doesn’t like McCabe and he’s made that pretty clear now for over a year,” Rubio said.

“We need to be very careful about taking these very important entities and smearing everybody in them with a broad stroke.”

McCabe’s abrupt ouster ignited a political firestorm in Washington on Saturday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday, saying that the FBI’s former No. 2 official had misled congressional investigators and leaked information to the press.

But McCabe claimed his firing was a political maneuver intended to undermine the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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