Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director plans to retire

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Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director plans to retire

The president also highlighted a news report from Fox News on Sunday, noting that McCabe allegedly used his Federal Bureau of Investigation email to promote his wife's campaign.

McCabe's wife, Jill McCabe, received $500,000 in donations in 2015 from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close ally of the Clintons, in her bid for statewide office.

As you can see in the tweet above, Lieu said that McCabe could be used as a witness against Trump and that the president's Twitter feed "is the gift that keeps on giving".

The FBI has said McCabe did not start overseeing the Clinton investigation until his wife's state Senate campaign was over.

Trump is "very pleased" with Director Chris Wray and "the changes that are taking place", legislative affairs director Marc Short told "Fox News Sunday" as Trump continued to assail Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who plans to retire from the bureau next year.

Shortly after Comey's firing, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel of an investigation into whether any members of Trump's campaign conspired with Russian agents during the campaign.

"FBI would set a unsafe precedent if it forced out dedicated career public servants in capitulation to Trump and WH pressure", tweeted Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. He quickly climbed the administrative ladder and ended up holding senior positions at the counterterrorism division and the national security branch before being appointed deputy director on January 29, 2016.

McCabe's role in the Clinton investigation is under scrutiny by the Justice Department's inspector general, who is compiling a report on its handling.

He also tweeted earlier in the day: "How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin' James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife's campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?"

President Trump has been critical of McCabe for months, blasting him as a "Comey friend". It is standard for FBI officials to leave the bureau for new opportunities upon becoming retirement-eligible, and it was widely expected that McCabe - independent of the criticism from Trump - would retire to give the new FBI director a chance to select his own No. 2.

But several reports pointed out that news of McCabe's imminent retirement is likely prompted by the fact that he's about to become eligible for his full pension benefits.

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