FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe 'Removed' From His Post
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been "removed" from his post, FoxNews.com reported.
A source confirmed McCabe is taking “terminal leave” from his post until March, when he will be eligible for retirement benefits. As such, he will not be reporting to work at the FBI anymore.
McCabe has frequently been accused by President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers of political bias. They questioned his role in the Hillary Clinton email probe and the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
Republicans have questioned McCabe’s ties to the Democratic Party, considering his wife ran as a Democrat for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015 and got financial help from a group tied to Clinton family ally Terry McAuliffe.
Trump himself tweeted about McCabe in December:
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?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017
On "Outnumbered" on Monday, Guy Benson pointed out that Republican lawmakers are pushing for the release of a memo that purportedly reveals government surveillance abuse.
The House Intelligence Committee will meet on Monday to discuss the four-page memo -- which some House Republicans have claimed contains "disturbing" information on how the FISA surveillance program was used to target the Trump campaign -- and may vote to make it public.
Benson speculated that there could possibly be something in the memo that reflects poorly on McCabe, and his removal could be related to that.
"The fact that [FBI Director Christopher] Wray read the memo yesterday and McCabe is out today -- weeks before he was supposed to go -- I think that's interesting," Benson said.