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Trump's New Lawyer in Russia Probe Is a Familiar Face

Rudy Giuliani is joining, plus more of the latest developments related to Russia, Trump

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump's legal team with an eye on ending special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. "I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the... More »

McCabe's Wife Slams Trump's 'Destructive Lies' on Her Family

Jill McCabe offers up a defense for her and Andrew McCabe in 'Washington Post' op-ed

(Newser) - We've heard from Andrew McCabe on the "cruelty" directed at him from President Trump. Now the ex-FBI deputy director's wife is speaking out, defending both her husband and herself against what she says are Trump's "false and utterly absurd" attacks. ABC News sets up the... More »

Andrew McCabe Raises $500K on GoFundMe for Defense

Fired FBI deputy director will no longer accept donations

(Newser) - A legal defense fund created for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe will no longer accept donations after raising more than a half-million dollars in four days, the AP reports . The fund is to defray costs for McCabe, who was fired after FBI disciplinary officials and the Justice Department concluded... More »

Andrew McCabe on Trump's 'Cruelty,' His 'Nightmare' Firing

Former FBI director was fired a day before his retirement

(Newser) - "Not in my worst nightmares did I ever dream my FBI career would end this way," Andrew McCabe says. That way being fired immediately before his "long-planned" retirement after 21 years with the FBI then having that firing celebrated on Twitter by the President of the United... More »

FBI's McCabe Authorized Jeff Sessions Perjury Probe

Attorney general was accused of lying to Congress

(Newser) - Long before he was fired by Jeff Sessions for an alleged "lack of candor" under oath, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe authorized a criminal investigation of the attorney general for allegedly lying to Congress about his Russia contacts, sources tell ABC and NBC . The sources say Sessions was... More »

Democrat Offers McCabe a Job So He Can Keep Pension

And McCabe isn't ruling it out

(Newser) - When Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe , one of the points that drew attention is that the move came just two days before McCabe's retirement took effect, thus putting McCabe's federal pension in jeopardy. Now, however, a Democratic congressman is suggesting a work-around. Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin has... More »

Trump Rips 'Fake Memos'

Andrew McCabe 'never took notes when he was with me'

(Newser) - President Trump is raising doubts about whether former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe kept personal memos outlining McCabe's interactions with the president. McCabe was fired Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump tweeted Sunday: "Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he... More »

Former CIA Director to Trump: 'America Will Triumph Over You'

John Brennan calls out Trump for firing FBI deputy director

(Newser) - The onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general kept personal memos describing interactions with the president that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey. The AP learned of the notes by Andrew McCabe from a person... More »

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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