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In the days following Comey’s ouster in 2017, McCabe reportedly thought President Trump’s decision to remove the FBI director was problematic and, as the then-director of the agency, instructed his team to open a criminal case, according to an excerpt adapted from CNN Legal Analyst Jeffery Toobin’s book, “True Crimes and Offenses: The Donald Trump Investigation.”
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McCabe, fearing he would not stay in the agency given the shock of the moment, then acted to preserve Comey’s memories by detailing his conversations with Trump as well as other documents related to the FBI’s internal system, ensured so they could not be destroyed, according to CNN.
Other officials sent documents, including memos, to remote locations across the FBI, according to CNN, with the intention of storing them for distribution at a later date.
The move by McCabe and other FBI officials to preserve the probe evidence came as the White House often denied during the Mueller investigation that Trump had ever seriously considered the former Attorney General’s order Session JeffJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTuberville breaks DC’s self-quarantine campaign policy Director of Conservative Conservatives says Lincoln Project members see pro-business Republicans not afraid that ‘Deep State’ is lying about federal truths many or his successor, William BarrBill BarrPelosi seeks floor masks Many self-quarantine lawmakers after exposure to Gohmert Hoyer: Unmasked Republicans a threat to public health MM MUCH, to end the probe.
Trump often denounced McCabe and other senior FBI officials on Twitter before McCabe was ousted from office in 2018, days before he would have been eligible to collect all of his early retirement.
“Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the FBI’s zealous men and women – A great day for Democracy,” he wrote at the time of McCabe’s ouster.
The Mueller-led probe into Russia resulted in charges against Trump’s numerous allies for a range of crimes ranging from investigators’ lies to bank and tax fraud. The President himself was never formally charged with a crime.
In the months following McCabe’s shooting, the Justice Department announced an investigation into whether or not he lied during interviews with investigators about revelations to the news media. The department eventually decided not to charge him with a felony.