By Allan Lengel
CNN has hired ex-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe as a contributor, the network announced Friday.
The news triggered sharp criticism from conservatives, including President Trump’s eldest son and a representative of Trump’s reelection campaign, the Washington Post reports. 
McCabe authorized an investigation into Trump and alleged ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice. He was fired in March 2018 after the Justice Department inspector general found that he made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and lied to investigators about it, Post writes.
McCabe is suing the FBI and Justice Department, saying he was wrongfully discharged.
REMINDER: Andrew McCabe was fired by the FBI for leaking and getting caught lying about it.
ANOTHER REMINDER: @CNN  ceased being a “news organization” a long time ago. They’re now a fully integrated anti-Trump propaganda network and they don’t even try hiding it anymore. https://t.co/LiDCq813lJ 
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 23, 2019