FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe abruptly steps down earlier than his planned departure in March. CBS News reports that there is competing narrative between the Justice Department saying that he was “told to go” and the FBI stating that it was his decision.
Although McCabe is stepping down today, his official end date will remain on March 18th when he turns 50 and completed 20years on the job, making him eligible to receive his pension.
After FBI Director James Comes was fired last May, McCabe as the deputy director took interim charge as the FBI. McCabe has been under intense pressure from the Trump WhiteHouse for his part in leading the TrumpRussia investigation.
James Comey has weighed in on news of the resignation and praises McCabe for his service.
Special Agent Andrew McCabe stood tall over the last 8 months, when small people were trying to tear down an institution we all depend on. He served with distinction for two decades. I wish Andy well. I also wish continued strength for the rest of the FBI. America needs you.
— James Comey (@Comey) January 30, 2018