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Dem Senator: Putin Would Fire McCabe

Chris Van Hollen compared the dismissal of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the actions of the Kremlin.

By NTK Staff | 03.19.2018 @2:24pm

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday that the dismissal of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe “is something you would expect [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to do.”

“It was a very troubling development in this democracy of ours,” Van Hollen said. “You had the president of the United States for weeks and months targeting Andrew McCabe.”

The Democratic senator then mentioned the “not surprising” reelection of Putin over the weekend.

“This kind of thing that we saw with respect to Andrew McCabe is the kind of thing you would expect Putin to do. You would not expect a president of the United States to be doing this kind of thing in this way,” Van Hollen added.

Blitzer pushed back, citing the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s recommendation that McCabe be fired. The IG made the determination in an investigation independent of the president, but Van Hollen denied this.

President Trump celebrated the firing on Sunday, calling it “a great day for [d]emocracy.”

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