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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down under pressure

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down under pressure”

As NBC News reports, Trump was "furious" watching footage of Comey on an Federal Bureau of Investigation plane the day after the president fired him and called McCabe demanding to know why the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was allowed to take a government plane.

McCabe had become a central target of President Donald Trump's ire toward the FBI over its involvement in the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

"FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is, and has been, a dedicated public servant who has served this country well", Holder wrote.

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.

Andrew McCabe resigned from his position on Monday, the Associated Press reported, quoting two anonymous sources familiar with the decision who were not authorised to speak to the media.

Democrats have said those inquires are meant to undermine and distract from Mueller's investigation. The President did not answer a reporter's question at the White House about McCabe's departure.

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The FBI has previously said McCabe was not involved in the Clinton investigation until he was promoted to deputy director in January 2016.

Trump's dislike of McCabe dates back to October 2016, when news stories revealed McCabe's wife had run as a Democrat for the Virginia state legislature, aided with almost $500,000 in donations from the political action committee of then-Governor Terry McAuliffe, a close ally of Hillary Clinton, and that McCabe had gone on to oversee probes involving Clinton. "90 days to go?!".

The FBI says McCabe followed the proper steps to avoid conflicts of interest.

The story, which came out during the 2016 campaign, colored Trump's view of McCabe and led him, according to The Washington Post, to ask McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election. At that time, people close to McCabe said he would probably use accrued vacation time to get him to the retirement date. The Post reported that McCabe told Trump he did not vote in the election.

"How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin' James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife's campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?"



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