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Deputy FBI Director McCabe steps down: reports
The Hill ^ | 1/29/2017 | Avery Anapol

Posted on 01/29/2018 10:04:14 AM PST by Signalman

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was expected to retire in the coming months, is stepping down, according to multiple reports.

A career civil servant who was appointed deputy director in 2016, McCabe has been a frequent target of Republicans alleging systemic bias against President Trump at the top tiers of the bureau.

McCabe oversaw the controversial investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. The GOP has accused him of a conflict of interest in that case because his wife accepted nearly $500,000 in political donations from Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe in a state legislature bid that predated the investigation.

The Washington Post first reported McCabe's intention to retire when he became eligible for pension benefits, in early March. Trump, who has been among McCabe's fiercest critics, characterized the move as "racing the clock to retire with full benefits."

A spokesperson for the FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump as early as July had called for McCabe's ouster, demanding, "Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation?"

"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?" he tweeted in December.

As a civil servant, McCabe cannot be fired without clear evidence of wrongdoing.

According to documents release by the bureau in November, although McCabe recused himself from state corruption cases in Virginia as a result of his wife's candidacy, he was not warned by bureau officials to step back from the Clinton investigation.

Then the assistant director in charge of the Washington field office, McCabe "provided personnel resources" to the email investigation but "was not told what the investigation was about" until he was appointed deputy director—months after the Virginia election had concluded.

McCabe briefly ran the bureau after Trump fired former director James Comey, prior to the appointment of current director Chris Wray.

He has weathered one of the most controversial periods in the FBI's history, as Republicans have continued to argue that it inappropriately tried to tip the scale in Clinton's favor in the 2016 election.

He skyrocketed back into the public view after a series of texts from a former member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team added fuel to Republican claims of bias at the bureau.

The agent, Peter Strzok, disparaged political figures of both parties in the texts, including Trump, whom he called an “idiot.” The agent was removed from Mueller's team earlier this year.

Republicans are also seeking to make public a controversial memo authored by committee chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) alleging surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice. McCabe is reported to be mentioned by name in the document.

“Andrew McCabe cuts across every facet of every investigation in 2016 that your viewers are interested in from Secretary Clinton’s emails to the investigation into the Trump campaign,” Gowdy told Fox News in December.


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1 posted on 01/29/2018 10:04:14 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Cockroaches running before the memo???


2 posted on 01/29/2018 10:06:18 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Signalman

Poop, meet the fan.


3 posted on 01/29/2018 10:06:31 AM PST by PilloryHillary
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To: Signalman

OMG, I just read he was escorted out. did not resign!


4 posted on 01/29/2018 10:06:45 AM PST by MNDude
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To: EagleUSA

Wray saw the memo yesterday - forced his hand


5 posted on 01/29/2018 10:07:05 AM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: Signalman

Suffering the horrific penalty of losing 2.5 months pay while securing a full pension is more than human should have to bear./s


6 posted on 01/29/2018 10:07:45 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them.)
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To: MNDude

Seriesly??


7 posted on 01/29/2018 10:07:46 AM PST by Professional
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To: Signalman
Trump, who has been among McCabe's fiercest critics, characterized the move as "racing the clock to retire with full benefits."

Looks like he made it.

8 posted on 01/29/2018 10:08:14 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: ghost of nixon

Remember The Donald tweeted “will McCabe last until March retirement date?”


9 posted on 01/29/2018 10:08:20 AM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: Signalman

Oh. I was listening to Rush and thought he said McCain was out.

This is good too.


10 posted on 01/29/2018 10:09:07 AM PST by moovova
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To: ransomnote

Wow. This is pretty big news. What did Q have to say about this?


11 posted on 01/29/2018 10:09:13 AM PST by Washi (DGYHU)
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To: Signalman
28 years of the Bushes', Clinton's and Obama's mishandling of our intelligence community has turned the FBI a perp.

NUKE the idiotic DHS and get the FBI and the CIA in fit and trim working order!

12 posted on 01/29/2018 10:09:26 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Signalman

What’s that gurgling noise in the distance? Sounds like something draining.....


13 posted on 01/29/2018 10:09:35 AM PST by matthew fuller (Updated tagline on order.)
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To: MNDude

Link?


14 posted on 01/29/2018 10:09:46 AM PST by Signalman
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To: EagleUSA

About time. Now arrest his ass along with Comey, Rosenstien, Mueller and the rest of the corrupt people at the FBI, DOJ, CIA and State Department.


15 posted on 01/29/2018 10:10:25 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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To: MNDude
-- I just read he was escorted out. did not resign! --

LOL. Maybe somebody else counted his "comp days" and yanked him out.

Read McCabe Initiated White House Meeting That Led To Leak.

16 posted on 01/29/2018 10:10:31 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Signalman

The gathering storm.


17 posted on 01/29/2018 10:10:37 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Suffering the horrific penalty of losing 2.5 months pay while securing a full pension is more than human should have to bear./s

He's not losing anything. Accrued vacation and leave time will cover his salary up to his retirement date.

18 posted on 01/29/2018 10:10:44 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Professional

This is Hugh.


19 posted on 01/29/2018 10:11:02 AM PST by boomop1 (Term limits is the only way to change this failed government.)
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To: Signalman

‘As a civil servant, McCabe cannot be fired without clear evidence of wrongdoing’

well, I guess he’s implicated in the long awaited memo. No, I don’t think he will get his full retirement. Hopefully, no retirement and a 10 x 12 cell in the pen. Next door to Comey, who will be next door to Hillary, who will be next door to Obama, who will be next door to Lerner, etc., etc., etc.


20 posted on 01/29/2018 10:11:08 AM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell)
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