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FBI's McCabe Fired 2 Days Before Retirement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced decision Friday

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he has fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Trump's anger, just two days before McCabe's scheduled retirement date. The move, which had been expected, was made on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials. It comes... More »

FBI's McCabe Is to Retire Sunday. He Might Be Fired First

Bye bye pension?

(Newser) - Though he's left his Justice Department post, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's retirement doesn't technically take effect until Sunday, when he becomes eligible for a full pension. And perhaps it won't at all. Sources say the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended McCabe... More »

Days After Leaving FBI, More on Probe Into McCabe

Sources say DOJ is looking into possible Andrew McCabe stall on emails tied to Clinton

(Newser) - FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left the FBI earlier this week, but it looks like he'll still be on the DOJ's radar for a while. Sources tell the Washington Post the agency's former No. 2 has been the subject of a months-long probe by DOJ Inspector General... More »

Frequent Trump Target at FBI Is Stepping Down

Deputy director Andrew McCabe is leaving

(Newser) - Expect a certain high-profile Twitter user to be celebrating this news: FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is retiring, reports NBC News . The move is effective immediately, though McCabe will formally remain on the FBI payroll into March thanks to accrued vacation time.
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Report: Trump Asked Acting FBI Chief 'Disturbing' Questions

He asked McCabe how he voted, sources say

(Newser) - In a May meeting, President Trump asked then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe questions that McCabe found "disturbing," sources tell the Washington Post . In the Oval Office meeting, called soon after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Trump asked McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election, according... More »

Trump Slams Deputy FBI Director's Plan to Retire

He accuses him of 'racing the clock'

(Newser) - The deputy director of the FBI has been fighting off Republican attacks for more than a year—and sources say he plans to hold out until early March, when he qualifies for a full pension. Andrew McCabe, 49, who has been under attack for his role in the Hillary Clinton... More »

Fox News Guest Floats Theory on Trump, Hosts Push Back

Kevin Jackson drew immediate pushback for suggesting FBI may be scheming to kill president

(Newser) - On Tuesday's airing of Fox News' Outnumbered, one guest was literally outnumbered by the hosts as they pushed back against an eyebrow-raising theory he offered up during the program, per Mediaite . Kevin Jackson, a radio pundit and Fox contributor who's been deemed a "serial liar and conspiracy... More »

Trump Suggests Clinton Has Influence Over FBI Director

Wrongly claims Clinton donated to Jill McCabe campaign

(Newser) - President Trump lobbed plenty of accusations before breakfast Tuesday, one of which was that Hillary Clinton has influence over the acting FBI director. On Twitter , Trump also continued his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions for taking "a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails &... More »

These 4 People Are Being Interviewed for FBI Director

One of them's not sure he wants the job

(Newser) - President Trump has stepped up his search for an FBI director to replace James Comey and he says he might name his choice by the end of next week. Insiders say Trump is looking at around a dozen candidates, four of which will be interviewed at the Justice Department Saturday.... More »

Acting FBI Chief: Russia Probe 'Highly Significant'

Plus other takeaways from Andrew McCabe's testimony

(Newser) - Former FBI Director James Comey has said his official goodbyes , but the story on his firing is far from over. The person garnering the most attention Thursday was Acting Director Andrew McCabe, who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing and tried to clarify some of the... More »

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