FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is reportedly eyeing the exit amid growing attacks on the bureau’s reputation, as well as his own.
As CBS News reported, sources indicate McCabe will stay on in his current capacity until early next year, when he will qualify for retirement benefits.
President Donald Trump and many of his supporters in the media have promoted the idea that federal investigators have been tainted by their own partisan biases and cannot fairly investigate the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
McCabe has faced accusations that it was a conflict of interest for him to lead the investigation into then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email use during her prior service as secretary of state. His wife had received a 2015 campaign donation from a prominent Clinton-aligned Virginia Democrat.
From his holiday retreat in Florida, Trump reacted to the news of McCabe’s expected retirement with a pair of tweets Saturday.