FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Resigned, Possibly Forced Out

According to NBC’s Pete Williams, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is resigning, effective on Monday.

In December, the New York Times reported that McCabe was expected to retire in March 2018. McCabe served since 1996 and was appointed by FBI Director James Comey to be Deputy Director in January 2017.

McCabe is an extremely controversial figure. His wife, Jill, ran for Virginia’s 13th Senate district, based in Loudon and Prince William Counties. She ran as a Democrat and took $500,000 in campaign contributions from the PAC of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Bill Clinton’s best friend.

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McCabe faced pressure to resign in October 2016 by Virginia State Senator Dick Black because of his potential conflicts of interest due to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation.

Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom claimed that inside FBI sources told him that McCabe’s “appearance of conflict of interest is substantial, and you can’t have a high position in the bureau and have even the apparent conflict of interest.”

“McCabe is vicious to anyone who either stands up to him or is a threat to his ‘power’ and [he] is a screamer,” said former Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz, who lost her job after 16 years with the FBI and filed complaints against McCabe.

In January 2017, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz launched an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation and indicated that he would explore whether McCabe should have been recused from the case, according to the Washington Post.

McCabe became acting FBI director after Comey was fired by Trump. In May, Trump met with McCabe and asked him who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election, according to a Washington Post report last week. McCabe said he didn’t vote, WaPo’s sources claimed.

President Trump has been a frequent critic of McCabe. So far, he has criticized him on Twitter seven times, including one retweet of Paul Sperry.

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