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NYT: McCabe Stepped Down Amid Pressure From Wray

NYT: McCabe Stepped Down Amid Pressure From Wray
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Monday, 29 January 2018 05:24 PM

Andrew McCabe stepped down Monday from his post as FBI deputy director after being pressured to do so by FBI Director Christopher Wray, two people close to him told The New York Times.

Wray reportedly raised concerns about a yet-to-be-released inspector general report reviewing how the FBI handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

McCabe played a central role in the Clinton email probe and the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He stepped down Monday, and he will be on leave until he retires sometime in the spring.

McCabe has received blistering criticism from Donald Trump, but White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president had no part in McCabe's abrupt departure.

McCabe's wife, Jill McCabe, received campaign donations from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend of the Clintons, when she ran for a state senate seat in 2015 as a Democrat, but Andrew McCabe did not become deputy director until after she was defeated.

Still, Trump and some Republican lawmakers have used that information to decry the Russia investigation as a Democrat-led effort to undermine the president.

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Two people close to Andrew McCabe said he was pressured by FBI Director Christopher Wray to step down as the acting director of the agency, according to The New York Times.
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Monday, 29 January 2018 05:24 PM
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