FBI Deputy Director Reportedly Planning to Retire in 2018

Amid growing attacks on the FBI from Republicans, there’s news out today about the deputy director of the bureau planning to retire in a few months.

According to the Washington Post, Andrew McCabe is set to leave “in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits.”

After President Trump fired James Comey earlier this year, McCabe served as acting director until Christopher Wray took over in August.

McCabe was grilled by two House committees this week and, per CNN, “told lawmakers that Comey informed him of conversations he had with President Donald Trump soon after they happened.”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said this week McCabe should be replaced, and members of Congress like Trey Gowdy have been very publicly critical of McCabe recently.

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