On Sunday, FBI Director Wray went to Capital Hill and reviewed the House Memo on Russian Gate.
It has just been broken that Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down immediately. He will be “on leave” until March, when he will be eligible for retirement. So McCabe will receive retirement.
Is it coincidence that McCabe resigns on the day after Wray reviewed the memo and on the day that the House Committee will vote on releasing the memo?
There is no way that this is coincidental. The House Memo gets its first resignation!
From NBC News:
FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of public attacks from President Donald Trump is stepping down effective Monday, NBC News reported.
McCabe, who served a brief stint as acting director of the bureau after Trump fired ex-FBI chief James Comey, was already expected to leave. He will stay on leave and the FBI payroll until he is eligible to retire with full benefits in March, according to NBC.
Trump and some Republicans in Congress have accused McCabe of political bias, citing his role at the FBI during investigations related to both Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump. They question his role in the Clinton email probe and the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin.
Per CBS, McCabe was “forced” out.
Source tells @CBSNews's Pat Milton that McCabe was forced to step down. He's currently on leave and will officially retire in March.
— Julianna Goldman (@juliannagoldman) January 29, 2018
Sarah Carter is now saying they expect more resignations to come in the coming days:
Latest: sources in bureau telling me whistleblowers feel confident more resignations to come. https://t.co/yKN1XtV9LO
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 29, 2018