FBI Deputy Director McCabe steps down

Posted January 30, 2018

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, criticized by President Donald Trump and other Republicans for alleged bias against him and in favor of his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, has stepped down, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

In December, he tweeted that McCabe was "racing the clock to retire with full benefits".

News reported he had enough accumulated leave to step down earlier, while CBS News reported he was forced out.

As The Federalist noted on Monday, Fox News media reporter Howard Kurtz writes in a new book that McCabe prompted a conversation with then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus about a New York Times report from February 14 asserting that Trump associates had "repeated" contacts with Russian operatives. Wray, a Trump appointee, may have seen troubling information in the memo and made a decision to remove McCabe from his post as a result.

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The president later said he dismissed Comey over "this Russia thing", and the firing has become central to questions about whether Trump has sought to obstruct justice by impeding the Russian probe.

"Problem is that the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife!,"tweeted Trump on July 25".

McCabe ran the bureau for several months after Trump fired Comey last May, and he notably refused to go along with Trump's assertions that the rank and file in the FBI had lost faith in the former director.

McCabe served as the agency's acting director this summer after Trump fired former director James Comey in May.

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The president had thrown jabs at McCabe in a manner unusual for a president and a top Federal Bureau of Investigation official.

McCabe alerted the FBI of his wife's plans and followed protocol for conflicts of interest in investigations.

Here's Trump's thinking on McCabe: Wife is a Democrat - McAuliffe donated to her - McAuliffe is close to the Clintons - McCabe is in the pocket of the Clintons.

"The president was not part of this decision-making process", she said.

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It was McCabe's office that first contacted Michael Flynn's staff to set up an interview with the national security adviser just after Trump's inauguration.